Chipworks, which provided some details on the new iPad during its teardown at the end of last week, has taken some extremely detailed die photos of the A5X processor in the new iPad.

One of the biggest changes in the new A5X is the sheer size of the die. The A5X is 310% larger than the A4, the processor in the iPhone 4 and the original iPad. Each of the four GPU cores take up a huge chunk of the A5X, each GPU core is larger than the individual ARM cores of the CPU.

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For fans of die photos, Chipworks is also offering a 1200px wide unmarked die photo of the A5X to be used as iPad wallpaper.

Update: Chipworks has updated their blog post with a iPad 3-ready 2056px wide shot of the A5X.

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isoMorpheus Avatar
160 months ago
It looks like the Forbidden City.

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Pumapayam Avatar
160 months ago
[url=https://cdn.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogodarkd.png]Image (https://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/19/chipworks-offers-a5x-die-photo-wallpaper-for-new-ipad/)[/url]

For fans of die photos, Chipworks is also offering a 1200px wide unmarked die photo (http://www.chipworks.com/media/wpmu/uploads/blogs.dir/4/files/2012/03/apple-a5x-big.jpg) of the A5X to be used as iPad wallpaper.

Article Link: Chipworks Offers A5X Die Photo Wallpaper for New iPad (https://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/19/chipworks-offers-a5x-die-photo-wallpaper-for-new-ipad/)

That's great that they made it 1200px rather than 1536px. *rolls eyes*

You'd think they'd pay attention to the little details.
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RoelJuun Avatar
160 months ago
Now I need a new iOS device with a resolution high enough to use this wallpaper… ;) Thinking of something…
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jlgolson Avatar
160 months ago
That's great that they made it 1200px rather than 1536px. *rolls eyes*

You'd think they'd pay attention to the little details.
Chipworks has uploaded a 2056px wide version for us.

http://www.chipworks.com/media/wpmu/uploads/blogs.dir/4/files/2012/03/AppleA5X-big.jpg
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coder12 Avatar
160 months ago


I may be slow to the game here, but does anywhere offer a wallpaper of the iPad/iPhone's complete innards? It would be kind of cool when swiping somewhere knowing that I'm swiping across the CPU or RAM etc...

You know, that would be pretty cool! I can't see myself using it as a home screen wallpaper, but it would be cool for the lock screen--kind of like those cases that make your phone look transparent!
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