Apple A11X chipset to feature an 8-core CPU, based on 7nm process: Report

The new chipset is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Published: November 15, 2017 1:09 PM IST

Along with the new iPhone 8 duo and the iPhone X smartphones, Apple also announced a new A11 bionic chipset, which powers these devices. As is the custom, every time Apple introduces a new chipset, it also manufactures an ‘X’ version of the chips that generally power the new iPads. Presumingly, that is happening this time too. And if industry reports are to be believed, the A11X will be the first Apple chipset with eight CPU cores and will be built on the TSMC’s 7nm process.

Further, as stated in a report by GSMArena, the new octa-core CPU is expected to come with “three powerful Monsoon cores and five efficient Mistral cores. It should start shipping in the first quarter next year, right in time for the iPad Pro 2018 series launch”.

Few months ago, MacRumor has also shared a predicted benchmark score for the A11X chipset. According to the publication’s anticipation, A11X will score a 4,500 in single-core test, and 12,000 in multi-core test, and Compute would stand at 45,000. ALSO READ: Apple to launch three iPhones in 2018 with OLED, LCD displays: Ming-Chi Kuo

For perspective, the A11 Bionic is, as Apple says, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone. It features a six-core CPU design with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster, and four efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion. The new, second-generation performance controller can harness all six cores simultaneously, delivering up to 70 percent greater performance for multi-threaded workloads. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X first impressions: When you have to control your emotions

  • Published Date: November 15, 2017 1:09 PM IST