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Apple iPad 3 to get 28nm A5x chip?

Posted on Monday, February 20 2012 @ 20:41:43 CET by

Bright Side of News observes Apple's iPad 3 will not feature the A6 processor but a 28nm die-shrink of the A5x series chip:
In a picture that is spreading around the Internet like wildfire, it seems that Apple's transition from Samsung to TSMC went the conservative way, with Apple selecting to do a die-shrink of the already well-known A5 SOC chip. While enthusiasts may be disappointed in the decision, 28nm process enables higher clocks and lower power consumption at the same time, which means the 28nm A5X should give you longer battery life from one, and power the high-resolution screen on the other side.

We're also not certain did Apple select to build the dual-controller (dual-channel) memory controller, since the single-channel LPDDR2 or DDR3L memory is too slow for the high definition requirements…



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