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Apple's new iPhone 6 powered by the 64-bit capable A8 processor

Apple powers its new iPhone with the new A8 processor, based on the 20nm process and 64-bit capable
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Sep 9, 2014 5:26 pm

The new iPhone was just announced, with two models being unveiled in Cupertino today: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both of Apple's new smartphones are using the company's new A8 processor, which is a 64-bit capable chip.






Apple's new A8 processor is built on the 20nm process, has 2 billion transistors and it 13% smaller than the previous generation A7 processor. The A8 is 20% faster in CPU tasks, and 50% faster in graphics tasks compared to its predecessor. Paul Schiller also talked about sustained performance, something that I'm sure we're going to see talked about in the coming weeks. This sees the new iPhone running at full power, without pumping out more heat.




The new A8 processor also has Apple working with some of the biggest developers in the world, allowing game developers to get "closer to the metal" - a term where developers use less software between the game itself, and the processor, equating to more performance.


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