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An Exclusive Look Inside Apple's A13 Bionic Chip | WIRED

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I love to see Om Malik guest writing in Wired on the new A13 chip. Just read this real slow for a moment.

By the time Santhanam was done talking, all I could think of were the numbers. Apple’s new chip contains 8.5 billion transistors. Also, there are six CPU cores: Two high-performance cores running at 2.66 GHz (called Lightning), and four efficiency cores (called Thunder). It has a quad-core graphics processor, an LTE modem, an Apple-designed image processor, and an octa-core neural engine for machine intelligence functions that can run over five trillion operations per second.

That’s on a thing that runs on a battery in your pocket for 18 hours! It’s impossible to really fathom how far this stuff has come.

Posted on September 19, 2019

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