The 10 Coolest CPUs, GPUs Of 2012 (So Far)

With virtually all new smartphones coming with at least two cores these days, and some even with four, Apple's latest iPad 3 with just two application cores seems downright primitive. But, Apple's latest SoC -- the 1 GHz A5X -- is no slouch. Introduced in March with the new iPad, the A5X incorporates four discrete PowerVR graphics processor cores by Imagination Technologies, which develops hardware and software for 2-D and 3-D rendering for mobile and desktop applications.