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Articles tagged with: A5

Apple Prepping For The iPhone 6 Already?

According to The Tech Journal, Apple is already getting ready to manufacture LCD screens for the iPhone 6. The screens will be made in Kemeyama Plant No. 1 in Japan, in an LCD TV factory. The screens will be produced through a low-temperature process that makes use of poly-silicon LCD screens, allowing for a thinner and lighter design for iPhone 6 in 2012. Why Apple is preparing for a product two generations in advance, I do not know.

Apple’s A5 Beats Nvidia’s Tegra 2 Chip

A recent slew of results have shown that Apple’s A5 chip slaughters the Nvidia Tegra 2 silicon when it comes to graphics. Apple claims that the A5 silicon is twice as fast than the previous generation with nine times better graphics. According to Tiernan Ray from Barron’s, Apple’s chip is two and half times larger than Nvidia’s. He goes on to say that the A5 measures 122 square millimeters versus 49 square millimeters for the Tegra 2 chip.

Now, the Tegra 2 chip is manufactured on a 40 nanometer process while the A5 is on a Samsung 45 nanometer process, making Apple’s chip physically larger. Although both chips run on ARM-designed Cortex-A9 processing cores, the Tegra 2 uses Nvidia’s GeForce tetechnologies rather than…