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iPad 3 Apple A5X chipset reportedly leaked

iPad 3 Apple A5X chipset reportedly leaked

The iPad 3's logic board bearing its new Apple A5X processor has leaked, if Chinese tipsters are to be believed, the latest component from the hotly-anticipated third generation tablet to break cover. Although previous speculation had centered on Apple using an A6 chip in the new iPad, the photo shared at forum WeiPhone suggests a more evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade is intended. Yesterday, another iPad 3 component leak indicated the new model would have an 8-megapixel camera and slightly different styling.

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Samsung seeks $1bn for Apple A5/A6 production boost

Samsung seeks $1bn for Apple A5/A6 production boost

Samsung is hunting $1bn in investment to boost production at its Austin, Texas facility, the line believed to be responsible for supplying Apple's A5 processor and next-gen A6 chipset. Samsung has contacted banks regarding bonds to be issued by its US division, the company confirmed to Bloomberg, taking advantage of favorable borrowing costs and looking to predicted huge demand for future Apple gadgets running the ARM-based chips.

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$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

$3.6bn Samsung facility supplies Apple A5 chip and maybe A6

Apple has again turned to Samsung for production of its iPad 2 and iPhone 4S processor, with a 1.6m square foot production facility in Austin, Texas, responsible for churning out the dual-core Apple A5 chipset. The $3.6bn production line only reached full capacity this month, Reuters' sources claim, with the bulk of the output going to satisfy Apple's endless hunger for processors. The rest of the Samsung facility is at work producing NAND flash memory chips.

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Apple A5 Processor Teardown Reveals Samsung Fabrication

Apple A5 Processor Teardown Reveals Samsung Fabrication

Previously, the world believed that the yummy chips coming in the iPad 2, those fabulously simple looking A5's, were going to be TSMC. As Chipworks shows in their full teardown of the chip itself, the Apple A5 processor is fabricated by Samsung. Furthermore, several elements are discerned whilst comparing the chip to the A4 including memory, logic, and analog block areas. These are folks with either microscopes and precision tools or people with very very small hands. Either way, we're excited to see the insides of chips!

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Updated Apple TV A1469 uses a die-shrunk A5 chip

Updated Apple TV A1469 uses a die-shrunk A5 chip

Apple might still consider its Apple TV a hobby, but the device is very popular in the set top box market. Fans of the Apple TV get excited when new part numbers surface at the thought of getting an upgraded Apple TV box with more features or faster hardware. MacRumors reports that a third generation Apple TV with part number A1469 is now making its way into Apple retail stores.

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Apple’s new Apple TV A5 chip is 41% smaller than previous A5

Apple’s new Apple TV A5 chip is 41% smaller than previous A5

It has been newly revealed that the Apple A5 chip that appears in the newest version of the Apple TV set-top streaming box is actually based on a dual-core architecture. Not only that, it is also 41% smaller than the A5 chip found in other Apple devices. These are factors that would significantly lower Apple's manufacturing cost, an important factor in the new Apple TV.

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Nvidia challenges Apple to prove iPad A5X chip graphics claims

Nvidia challenges Apple to prove iPad A5X chip graphics claims

Yesterday at the Apple iPad event the gang from Cupertino was making bold claims about the performance of the new iPad A5X chip and talking a bit of trash about the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. Apple tossed a slide on the big screen during the presentation claiming that its A5X has four times the graphics performance of the Tegra 3. Nvidia has had time to look at the charts and think a bit and now wants Apple to back up its claims with benchmarks.

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Apple iPad A5X processor confirmed: 4x the performance of Tegra 3

Apple iPad A5X processor confirmed: 4x the performance of Tegra 3

As if all the rumors and leaks weren't all but a sure sign today on stage Tim Cook has officially confirmed the dual-core Apple A5X processor inside the new iPad. While the tablet is still dual-core the X in the name stands for quad-core graphics. Mentioning that we don't need high power usage quad-core processors when we have a dual-core A5 that is excellent, and has now been improved. Then his focus turned to NVIDIA and their Tegra 3 quad-core processor that has seen so much hype as of late. Read on below for his thoughts on the new A5X.

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