Apple A11 Has 6 Cores: 2 High Performance Cores and 4 Energy Efficient Cores

Apple A11 Has 6 Cores: 2 High Performance Cores and 4 Energy Efficient Cores

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The Apple A11 processor in the upcoming iPhone X appears to have two high performance cores and four energy efficient cores.

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4 Mistral cores and two Monsoon cores.


Twitter user @never_released unearthed details about the A11 from Apple's recently leaked iOS 11 GM firmware; however, the original report mixed up the codenames and has since been corrected.

Correction: it's 4 little cores and 2 big ones, with all of them being able to run at the same time.

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith has also clarified:

Just to clarify on the A11: it's two high-power Monsoon cores and four low-power Mistral cores, all independently addressable. No Fusion

He also notes that "this sounds like it's going to be a Geekbench monster. RIP the rest of the industry."

The Apple A11's SoC number is T8015. The WiFi chip on the Apple A11 is a BCM4357, connected over PCIe.

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone X and A11 chip on September 12th. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


Apple A11 Has 6 Cores: 2 High Performance Cores and 4 Energy Efficient Cores
Jimmy Thunder - September 11, 2017 at 7:42am
What about the not-X one?
Fruity - September 11, 2017 at 3:58am
Gotta love dem apple cores
D4xM4Nx - September 11, 2017 at 1:31am
The iPhone 7 pretty much pwned anything android had. Only two more days!!
Star - September 10, 2017 at 10:29pm
This will be for energy saving and slight loading time bumps
Reader - September 11, 2017 at 2:29pm
And 1000$
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