Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yet another item on the iPad? Are we serious? Yes, we are, since this one is about something that even geeks who aren't interested in the iPad itself should find intriguing. Steve Jobs said yesterday that the iPad is powered by an Apple A4 processor, but contrary to what many seem to think - it wasn't designed in-house at all.
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RE: As others have said
by vaette on Fri 29th Jan 2010 13:48 UTC in reply to "As others have said"
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Out of order? I haven't heard that. The current claim is that it is a Cortex-A9 with two cores. This is largely equivalent to having two Cortex-A8s, though there is some flexibility in execution unit choices I believe. Since the Snapdragon is a Cortex-A8 which has been tuned a bit and clocked to 1GHz I would say that the comparison between the Apple A4 and a hypothetical dual-core Snapdragon is very fair.

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