We learn a little more about the Apple processor inside the iPhone 5 every day. Today, the focus is the graphics processing unit.
UMB TechInsights has looked inside the chip, and review site Anandtech has followed up with an analysis showing a 3-core GPU, which is likely a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 running at 266MHz, according to the chip-review site.
All of this makes for a fast A6 chip. Preliminary benchmarks show roughly twice the performance of Apple's A5.
Note that though the A5X chip in the third-generation iPad has quad-core GPU (one more GPU core than A6), it has an older -- and slower -- CPU (central processing unit).
And who makes the A6 for Apple? ... [Read more]