So the iPhone 5 got a new A6 Chip, well as many people predicted the iPhone 5 appears to have 1GB of RAM. But one little secret is that the markings on the A6 chip shown both at the iPhone 5 announcement and on Apple’s current page appear to be Samsung parts? AnandTech translated the markings on the chip and this is what they had to say about it.
“Apple thankfully didn’t obscure the details of its A6 slide at the launch event, which gave us a Samsung part number: K3PE7E700F-XGC2. Through crafty navigation of Samsung’s product guide, Brian Klug got us the details. The K3P tells us we’re looking at a dual-channel LPDDR2 package with 32-bit channels. The E7E7 gives us the density of each of the two DRAM die (512MB per die, 1GB total). The final two characters in the part number give us the cycle time/data rate, which in this case is 1066MHz.”
Now this A6 chip does beat the speed of the iPhone 4s by a far, but it’s not quite as fast as the iPad 3. Check out the chart below for different product speeds.
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