Apple Air 2 Impresses Users with Three Core A8X Processor

 

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Although only released to the public for a short time, Apple’s newest processor, the A8X, is impressing many with its improved performance over the last-generation A7 processor.  The A8X can currently be found powering the new Apple Air 2 and is step up in performance over the older iPad Air, but also a step above the iPhone 6’s A8 CPU.  The A8X is an ARM-based, 1.5GHz Triple-Core, with 2GB of RAM.


Apple A8X Benchmark 1

According to Geekbench benchmarks, the A8X is about 80-percent faster than the iPhone 6.  Of course it would be interesting to compare the A8X performance to older-generation Android-powered phones and tablet CPUs.

Apple A8X Benchmark 2