'Apple's Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed'

Anand Lal Shimpi, writing for AnandTech:

At the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple referred to the A7 as being “desktop class” - it turns out that wasn’t an exaggeration.


Looking at Cyclone makes one thing very clear: the rest of the players in the ultra mobile CPU space didn’t aim high enough. I wonder what happens next round.

An interesting (and very technical) look at the A7 SoC. As Shimpi points out, fast as the A7 is, there’s a lot of room left for performance improvement with the A8.

(via @panzer)