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[*title] A7 Processor Cross-Section
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black] Every little hump (through which you see that yellow line) is a transistor[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor|transistor]. By measuring the total distance between ten of these transistors, we can estimate a chip’s manufacturing process—essentially how tightly the manufacturer can pack in all that processing power.
[*title] A7 Processor Cross-Section
[*
black] Every little hump (through which you see that yellow line) is a transistor[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor|transistor]. By measuring the total distance between ten of these transistors, we can estimate a chip’s manufacturing process—essentially how tightly the manufacturer can pack in all that processing power.
[* black] The techs at Chipworks took out their [nano]meter stick and measured the distance between these transistors, which at first seemed very similar to the A6.
[* black] But wait! It turns out that the A7′s “gate pitch” — the distance between each transistor — is 114 nm, compared to the A6′s 123 nm.
[* black] Those 9 nm are a bit deal. It turns out that the A7 is made with the same 28 nm process as the eight-core Samsung[http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/Exynos/products5octa.html|Samsung Exynos 54105410], the current flagship CPU for Samsung’s own Galaxy line. (Compared this to the A6′s old 32 nm process.)
[* black] Those 9 nm are a bit deal. It turns out that the A7 is made with the same 28 nm process as the eight-core Samsung[http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/Exynos/products5octa.html|Samsung Exynos 54105410], the current flagship CPU for Samsung’s own Galaxy line. (Compared this to the A6′s old 32 nm process.)
[* black] So what does that translate to? Applying some mathematrickery, this seemingly small change equates to having the same computing power, but in 77% of the original area. And given that the A7 processor is even larger in area than the A6, that means even more processing power to lead a healthy, smartphone-laden lifestyle.