The iPhone X will feature Apple's first hexa-core processor, the A11 Fusion

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We are just over 24 hours before the new Apple flagships finally see the light of day. And although many users and media are (or are) paying special attention to the XNUMXth anniversary iPhone or iPhone X and its new screen with almost no frames or the Face ID function, the company will also present what will be its first six-core processor.

According to the information revealed by the iOS 11 GM code itself, the iPhone X will be powered by the processor A11 Fusion, the first chip of the Cupertino company that will be integrated by two high-performance cores and four energy-efficient cores. In other words, your first hexa-core chip.

iPhone X: 6 cores better than 4

For some time the mobile phone industry has been concentrating on dual and quad core processors, and it seemed like the next step was going to be the eight core processor straight out, however the six core configuration has taken the lead, and This has allowed Apple to move forward by creating a more powerful and efficient proprietary processor.

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Based on the iOS 11 code, the A11 Fusion processor will have a 2 + 4 configuration. Thus, according to this configuration, two cores will be dedicated to heavy workloads while the other four cores will help to extend battery life with less intensive tasks. Apple has even assigned a name to each of these cores: Mistral is called the high performance while the energy efficient core has been called Monsoon.

However, the most important now it is not the name of these processors, nor even their own existence in itself, but how they work both alone and together. Thus, after the presentation of the new iPhone X, it will be especially interesting to analyze the results of performance tests, speed and others that are usually carried out on new devices, and check how these six cores from the A11 Fusion work together and separately, depending on system load and battery status.

On the other hand yet it's unclear if this A11 Fusion hexa-core processor will be exclusive to the iPhone X only, or if they will also be integrated into the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. In the event that it is exclusive to the 8th anniversary iPhone, then the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 Plus could be left with the same processor as the current iPhone 7 and 10 Plus, the AXNUMX Fusion quad-core chip that integrates two cores of high 'Hurricane' performance and two energy efficient 'Zephyr' cores.


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