Apple A10X Fusion Processor in iPad Pro Uses 10nm Process

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    The A10X Fusion processor that debuted in the latest iPad Pro models uses TSMC's 10 nm process, allowing it to be considerably smaller than its 14 nm predecessor. This is despite the new chip offering six CPU cores while the earlier chip has two.

    The move to a 10 nm process allows transistors to be closer together on the processor, so electrons move more efficiently. They require less time and less energy to perform the same tasks.

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    TSMC says its 10 nm process is expected to be replaced with a 7 nm one next year, and a move to 5 nm is coming in 2020.

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