Ap­ple re­veals 5nm A14 Bionic SoC on new iPad Air

APC Australia - - TECHNOTES -

Ap­ple has un­veiled its lat­est in­ter­nally-de­vel­oped sil­i­con, the A14 Bionic. It’s built on a 5nm pro­ces­sor and has six CPU cores, four GPU cores and a 16-core neu­ral en­gine. The chip will de­but in the new iPad Air, which will go on sale in Oc­to­ber.

The SoC has 11.8 bil­lion tran­sis­tors, which Ap­ple said was quite the chal­lenge, con­sid­er­ing you’re get­ting into mea­sure­ments made in atoms. The CPU’s six cores are bro­ken into four high­ef­fi­ciency cores and two high-per­for­mance cores. Ap­ple claimed the of­fer­ing is 40 per­cent faster than the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion and that graph­ics, via four cores, are 30 per­cent faster. Ap­ple’s neu­ral en­gine has 16 cores for 11 tril­lion op­er­a­tions per sec­ond, and, for the first time on iPad, is paired with a ma­chine learn­ing ac­cel­er­a­tor for ma­trix mul­ti­pli­ca­tion.

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