VinceB, 23 Oct 2014ARM is starting to follow the path of x86 processors. It's not the frequency of the CPU that d... moreYour analogy is wrong. Maybe not the bit of ios being optimize.
It doesNY mattmatter how many other arm cpu is out there. Arm support s 1 instruction set. And that is the same for all arm cpu. If they were different then any new arm cpu would need a whole new compiler option in android tools to support it and each company to support it. Arm license there tech so anyone can make a cpu and optimize it as they want so long they sstick with the architecture, which is why all are arm based. Apple design there own cpu. Arm based but they as oppose to all manufacturer could provided a new set of instructions that is faster and alter the cpu as they want without going back to arm. After all all there apps are done by there tools.
Gary5, 23 Oct 2014Good joke. After six months Apple's performance will be as good as new whereas Android will be... moreEcho the comments of Gary5, i have personally used Android/Apple/Windows. Android just dies in a few months after upgrading a new version whereas Apple still lasts as New as you bought!
Reaper8, 23 Oct 2014Nexus 9 got absolutely smoked by the A8X. Go read some reviews, not a single android tablet ca... moresort of agree. However, in about 2-3 months the K2 will smash this. It is just progression and the amount you will not notice a huge difference if both were running the same software. Apple right now are working on the Air 3 chipset. Whereas Google are thinking about who the next Nexus partner will be - they have no idea about what the software will look like or even get to test it. Apple have a massive advantage in this unless google changes it OS strategy and release it earlier like MS does with Windows.
X, 23 Oct 2014I think you made a fool of yourself enough for today.
Show me a heat sink made of copper in a... morewww.qats.com/cms/2010/10/18/which-material-offers-the-best-thermal-conductivity-for-heat-sinks-and-thermal-management-applications-part-1-of-2/
Silver is the best, and copper is almost twice as good aluminum. And yes, both aluminum and copper are used commonly.
android fan here the a8x is definitely a beast, great job by apple. give credit where credit is due. The nexus 9 i think is wont be able to exceed the numbers posted. but i think major factor is the 28nm against the 20nm. just like the exynos 5430 in the alpha it performed extremely well compared against the s5 with exynos 5422. both have almost the same chipset except for the 20nm for the alpha. with that said definitely ipad air 2 is the tablet to beat right now. Nexus 9 still does an excellent job and even the 32-bit shield tablet. but i still prefer the 32gb lte shield tablet. Just my 2 cents.
kron123456789, 23 Oct 2014"The A8X even beat the i7 U-4500 at geekbench. Its a desktop class chip through and throu... moreAnd there's that. How does one utilize the performance advantage on an iPad? or pretty much any ARM based device.
Reaper8, 23 Oct 2014Nexus 9 got absolutely smoked by the A8X. Go read some reviews, not a single android tablet ca... more"The A8X even beat the i7 U-4500 at geekbench. Its a desktop class chip through and through. " — it doesn't matter. It's still ARM and iOS. It maybe desktop-class chip, but iOS has no desktop-class software.
thasan, 23 Oct 2014Umm moat of them are made of coppers.wel the base and heat pipes are.rest is aluminiumCheap ones are aluminum. Mobile ones mostly use aluminum due to its thinness.
just face it, A8X is powerful and when you count the performance per watt factor.. it is outclasses tegra, which is famous for "battery eater"..
Reaper8, 23 Oct 2014Nexus 9 got absolutely smoked by the A8X. Go read some reviews, not a single android tablet ca... moreJust to note, Geekbench is not a good tool to measure performance on x86. Results can easily be skewed by changing any small factor. Just look at all the Osx86 submissions for example, and compare them to Windows results.
X, 23 Oct 2014I think you made a fool of yourself enough for today. Show me a heat sink made of copper in a... moreUmm moat of them are made of coppers.wel the base and heat pipes are.rest is aluminium
X, 23 Oct 2014If you take into account the bigger screen resolution for the Air 2 and the lower CPU/GPU freq... moreARM is starting to follow the path of x86 processors. It's not the frequency of the CPU that determines the final output.
The A8X is tailored to Apple's configuration, very well optimized SoC I will easily admit. Probably one of the best out there currently. But the A8X has one major advantage over the Tegra K1 which is what puts it at such a level. iOS, which is a closed system that only targets a limited amount of SoC's. Where as Android or even Windows, has code that targets multiple SoC's.
I still stand by my claim saying the A8X does not out class Tegra K1. I'm not saying that being a fan of Android or Apple, I'm just giving my look at it. There are too many factors to say this.
Reaper8, 23 Oct 2014Nexus 9 got absolutely smoked by the A8X. Go read some reviews, not a single android tablet ca... moreThanks for the link. It does beat Nexus 9 by a lot in multi-core. Still from what I see it's the same for single-core performance. I don't really think that would make the Nexus 9 as you called a toy:p also so far everyone kept bragging how optimized iOS was, isn't this an overkill then?
thatdcdewd, 23 Oct 2014Why would they compare it to the Shield tablet and not the Nexus 9? it's just not the same category.Nexus 9 got absolutely smoked by the A8X. Go read some reviews, not a single android tablet can stand up to the power of the A8X currently.
The A8X even beat the i7 U-4500 at geekbench. Its a desktop class chip through and through. The nexus 9 is a toy.
BogdanL, 23 Oct 2014The discussion was about the back-panel, not heat sink.
Learn what heat sink and back-panel m... moreI think you made a fool of yourself enough for today.
Show me a heat sink made of copper in any standard PC, audio amp, and so on.
haha @ android fanboys crying. When the 14nm 64 bit A9X comes out next year, it will only get worse for you guys. Start practicing your excuses from now.
kerempet, 23 Oct 2014Android fanbois don't really get it eh?
Nvidia Shield Tablet native resolution is 1920 x 12... moreiSheep don't really get it eh?
This is a 1 year old 32 bit chip, and yet the new A8x barely does better. It should be compared to the NEW Tegra K1 with a 64 bit Denver chip, the one found on the Nexus 9.
Give us a Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 benchmark to clear things up.