2018 iPad Pro Models Could Have Very Fast Octa-Core A11X Bionic ChipJoe Rossignol / MacRumors - 2 years ago
  • iPad Pro with slim bezels and no Home button rendered by Benjamin Geskin The report, citing sources within Apple’s supply chain, claims the eight cores in the tentatively named A11X Bionic chip will include three high-performance “Monsoon” cores and five energy-efficient “Mistral” cores.
  • Like the A11 Bionic chip in the latest iPhone models, which is built on a 10-nanometer process, the A11X chip will reportedly feature TSMC’s integrated fan-out wafer level packaging, or InFO WLP for short.
  • The chip will also presumably include a next-generation M11 coprocessor and neural engine for artificial intelligence tasks, such as processing facial recognition given rumors about Face ID on 2018 iPad Pro models.
  • The eight-core processor should unsurprisingly result in CPU performance improvements on next-generation iPad Pro models. Our own Chris Jenkins provided an in-depth look at the architecture of Apple’s A11 Bionic chip.