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Apple A10 Fusion Benchmark Review, Specs & Phones

The Apple A10 Fusion is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip (SoC), designed by Apple Inc. Obviously, it first appeared in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which were introduced on September 7, 2016. In addition, the A10 chip is the processor in the iPad (2018).

Apple has maintained the tradition of introducing with each version of its iPhone series a new processor. This time around Apple has made a major forward stride and improvement on its iPhone series.
While announcing the introduction of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has made known to us that both phones incorporates an A10 Fusion mobile processor and this is a great one in the history of Apple.

It’s also said to have other features like new camera options, IP67 water resistance, and top-to-bottom support for both wide color gamut (DCI-P3) displays and photography.

Process Technology (nm)

This time, the A10 chip was manufactured under Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC in a 16nm FinFET process which was unlike the Apple A9 chip manufactured in Samsung’s 14nm and TSMC’s 16nm.

Apple A10 Fusion Processor

Apple A10 Fusion

All other versions of Apple’s invention have been two cores but the A10 is the first quad-core chip from Apple. It features two Apple-designed 64-bit 2.34 GHz ARMv8-A cores codenamed Cyclone 4, each with a die size of 4.18 mm2 and harnesses more transistors up to 3.3 billion.

Two high-performance cores designed for demanding tasks like gaming and according to Apple it’s 50% faster than the A9 chip, while also featuring two lower energy-efficient Apple-designed 64-bit cores for normal tasks clocked at about 1.1GHz.

At the release of the iPhone 7, it looks like that iOS is only using two cores at a time and automatically switches between the two clusters. Therefore, apps are seeing only a dual core in a configuration similar to the ARM’s bigLITTLE technology.

Apple A10 Fusion Graphics

When it comes to graphical rendering, Apple ranks among the top designs in the technology market and and are always in the quest for delivering unthinkable graphics for optical appreciation. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are phones with such unimaginable graphics display because of Apple’s A10 Fusion chip incorporated in them.

The chip is most likely based on PowerVR technology and according to Apple, it generates 40% faster delivery than the A9 while using only 66% of the power. It seems Apple didn’t change the GT7600 Imagination Technologies GPU from its previous A9 chip but replaced portions of the PowerVR based GPU with its own proprietary designs.

However, Apple has made claims to a faster delivery than the previous version. Furthermore, the A10 chip also includes a new image processor which Apple says has twice the output of the prior image processor. To recap, the A10 Fusion GPU has a total of six cores and operates at around 900MHz.

Benchmarks (AnTuTu)

Over at AnTuTu, specifically on the version 6, the chip reaches a low of 142532, avg of 142532, median of 142532 and max points of 142532, just like the Snapdragon 712.

Apple A10 Fusion Phones

• Apple iPhone 7
• Apple iPhone 7 Plus
• Apple iPad 6 2018

Apple A10 Fusion Full Specifications

Chipset Details

Series A
Codenames A10
Announced 2016
Released 2016
Number Of Cores 4-Cores
Clock Speed 2340MHz
Process Technology 16nm
CPU Quad-core 2.34GHz
Cores 4-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) PowerVR GT7600
GPU (Cores) 2-Cores
GPU (Frequency) 450MHz
Memory Speed 1333MHz
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