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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 10:43

Apple’s A5 costs 66% more than Tegra 2

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Worth every penny it seems
Apple’s new A5 processor appears to be quite pricey compared to the competition, but it also incorporates some advanced features and delivers top notch performance.

The A5 uses Samsung new and costly 46nm Low Power DDR2 memory and it features variable clock speeds to keep power consumption low. It reportedly costs $25, some $10 more than Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor used in most new Android tablet designs.

However, Apple has a habit of ordering millions of units of just about anything, including processors, hence the price could go down in coming months. The A5 will probably be used in upcoming iPhone and iPod products, along with the iPad 2.

The A5 is produced by Samsung, the very same company that recently ordered a bunch of Tegra 2 processors for its tablet lineup. You can check out the juicy details here.

 

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+7 #1 TechHog 2011-03-15 14:33
Wow $10!

Wait, that's significant? Seriously, I know it's a lot proportionally, but $10...

My point is, I don't really care.
 
 
+11 #2 Nerdmaster 2011-03-15 14:53
if the device ends up being 10$ more expensive but offers more features its easy to decide.
 
 
+9 #3 Haberlandt 2011-03-15 17:22
46nm?
 
 
+6 #4 godrilla 2011-03-16 00:24
Fudzilla 1st says the tegra 2 is $ 25 vs. Intel's atom, and now it is $15? That was just yesterday.
 
 
+7 #5 Fud_u 2011-03-16 02:11
@ "The A5 is produced by Samsung, the very same company that recently ordered a bunch of Tegra 2 processors for its tablet lineup."


Yea, it's kind of a confusing world we're in.
 
 
-1 #6 fteoath64 2011-03-16 14:39
OK, ARM A9 license + PVR 543 license + LP ddr license + integration R&D. Should not be 66% more maybe 30% more ?.

Btw, all these costs are passed to the consumer so why should they care ?.

OK, ARM A9 license + PVR 543 license + LP ddr license + integration R&D. Should not be 66% more maybe 30% more ?.

Btw, all these costs are passed to the consumer so why should they care ?.
 
 
+3 #7 Abdussamad 2011-03-18 02:56
I am sure Samsung is happy. They win either way.
 
 
+1 #8 Kayser 2011-03-18 14:53
who cares its only 10$ MORE :P
hell we didnt comeplain buying 60$ games from xbox360 and ps3 [censored] THAT its stupid article .
 

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