Our good friends at UBM TechInsights sent over the first diffusion images of Apple's new A6 SoC. It's still too early to tell a lot but we have confirmation of a lot of things. The image above shows two 32-bit LPDDR2 memory channels and three GPU cores. We're likely looking at a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 running at 266MHz.

UBM estimates the die size at 95.04mmand the manufacturer as Samsung.

We'll have more details about the A6 and its performance shortly.

Source: UBM TechInsights

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  • tipoo - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    iPhone 4S, 5, and GSIII in GLBenchmark 2.5

    Fill rate - Offscreen (1080p):
    773785 kTexels/s 1766182 kTexels/s 690334 kTexels/s
    Fill rate - Onscreen:
    777260 kTexels/s 1758664 kTexels/s 712236 kTexels/s
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Battery - 100% Brightness 30 FPS Max:
    5:03 [h] No result yet. 4:35 [h]
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Battery - 100% Brightness 30 FPS Max :
    508959 Frames No result yet. 495528 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Battery - 100% Brightness 60 FPS Max:
    3:19 [h] No result yet. 3:57 [h]
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Battery - 100% Brightness 60 FPS Max :
    703611 Frames No result yet. 652369 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Battery - 50% Brightness 60 FPS Max:
    4:05 [h] No result yet. 3:47 [h]
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Battery - 50% Brightness 60 FPS Max :
    862611 Frames No result yet. 708366 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Classic - Offscreen (1080p):
    4535 Frames 10253 Frames 6662 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Classic - Onscreen:
    6685 Frames 6776 Frames 6667 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Battery - 100% Brightness 30 FPS Max:
    2:49 [h] No result yet. 4:06 [h]
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Battery - 100% Brightness 30 FPS Max :
    196142 Frames No result yet. 216728 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Battery - 100% Brightness 60 FPS Max:
    2:47 [h] No result yet. 4:18 [h]
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Battery - 100% Brightness 60 FPS Max :
    190561 Frames No result yet. 194499 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Battery - 50% Brightness 60 FPS Max:
    3:21 [h] No result yet. 3:55 [h]
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Battery - 50% Brightness 60 FPS Max :
    253985 Frames No result yet. 215405 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD C24Z16 - Offscreen (1080p):
    1252 Frames 3235 Frames 1708 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD C24Z16 - Onscreen:
    2172 Frames 4499 Frames 1724 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD C24Z16MS4 - Offscreen (1080p):
    Failed/Not supported Failed/Not supported Failed/Not supported
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD C24Z16MS4 - Onscreen:
    2094 Frames 4245 Frames 1711 Frames
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Fixed Timestep - Offscreen (1080p):
    123980 ms 58097 ms 103347 ms
    GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD Fixed Timestep - Onscreen:
    69569 ms 35291 ms 102272 ms
    Triangle throughput: Textured - Offscreen (1080p):
    34553 kTriangles/s 96764 kTriangles/s 8605 kTriangles/s
    Triangle throughput: Textured - Onscreen:
    44418 kTriangles/s 118977 kTriangles/s 16226 kTriangles/s
    Triangle throughput: Textured, fragment lit - Offscreen (1080p):
    29773 kTriangles/s 82395 kTriangles/s 7597 kTriangles/s
    Triangle throughput: Textured, fragment lit - Onscreen:
    37531 kTriangles/s 94779 kTriangles/s 8996 kTriangles/s
    Triangle throughput: Textured, vertex lit - Offscreen (1080p):
    32506 kTriangles/s 86461 kTriangles/s 7635 kTriangles/s
    Triangle throughput: Textured, vertex lit - Onscreen:
    39214 kTriangles/s 96884 kTriangles/s 9269 kTriangles/s
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  • Zink - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    Those numbers are hard to look at; I keep thinking I found a test where the GSIII is close but then I count digits and the iPhone 5 is an order of magnitude ahead. Reply
  • Aenean144 - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    Which GSIII do you have? Not that'll make too much of difference as the Mali in Exynos 4412 and Adreno 225 are somewhat competitive with the Mail being better right?

    Why so many "no results" for the iPhone 5?
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  • tipoo - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - link

    These aren't mine, they're pulled from the GLbenchmark results database, and I assume the rest will be filled in as they test them. Reply
  • Aenean144 - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    As I recall, the PowerVR SGX543MP2 in the Apple A5 SoC dwarfed the dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU. These A6 CPU cores look a quite a bit bigger. Reply
  • madmilk - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    As they should be, considering IPC has been nearly doubled. Reply
  • bartoni - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - link

    IPC hasn't doubled, it has increased by ~35% over the Cortex A9. The A6 cores run upto 1.2GHz while the A5 cores run up to 800MHz. Reply
  • tipoo - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - link

    The clock speed difference accounts for 1.5x change (1200 vs 800), the IPC isn't doubled. Reply
  • semiconDr - Friday, September 21, 2012 - link

    Let me see if I have this right. BUM TechInsights decapsulated the A6 chip and took a high resolution optical image of the die with a precision optical microscope, but they are estimating the die size to be 95.02 mm^2. How many significant figures to you get in the final measurement? Reply
  • mrtanner70 - Monday, September 24, 2012 - link

    http://semiaccurate.com/2012/09/24/an-update-on-ap...

    A8 or A9?
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