Apple A11 Bionic GPU vs Apple A12 Bionic GPU

Apple A11 Bionic GPU

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The Apple A11 Bionic graphics card is the first integrated GPU that was designed by Apple and not licensed by PowerVR. It can be found in the Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone 10 and supports Metal 2. The architecture should be similar to the older PowerVR graphics cards like the A10 GPU.

Apple A12 Bionic GPU

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The Apple A12 Bionic graphics card is the second generation of integrated GPUs that was designed by Apple and not licensed by PowerVR. It can be found in the Apple iPhone Xs (Max) and Xr includes 4 cores and supports Metal 2. According to Apple, the 7nm manufactured GPU offers 50% increased performance compared to the A11 Bionic. Therefore, it should be one of the fastest graphics cards for smartphones (like the Adreno 630).

The architecture should be similar to the older PowerVR graphics cards like the A10 GPU, but currently Apple is not disclosing any information about the architecture.

Apple A11 Bionic GPUApple A12 Bionic GPU
ManufacturerAppleApple
ArchitecturePowerVR Rogue
Shared Memorynono
Technology10 nm7 nm
Introduced12.09.2017 12.09.2018
Apple A12 Series
A12Z Bionic GPU compare 8
A12X Bionic GPU compare 7
A12 Bionic GPU 4
Cores4 - unified
Manufacturerhttps://www.apple.com/iphone-xs/a12-bion...
CPU in A11 Bionic GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple A11 Bionic6 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz
CPU in A12 Bionic GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple A12 Bionic6 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 112424     avg: 112764     median: 112489 (18%)     max: 113380 Points
min: 159735     avg: 160619     median: 160199 (25%)     max: 162695 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 6667     avg: 7814     median: 7856 (58%)     max: 8763 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 10374     avg: 13770     median: 14085 (49%)     max: 15399 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 2505     avg: 2895     median: 2981 (31%)     max: 3198 Points
min: 4121     avg: 4707     median: 4648.5 (48%)     max: 5367 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 2783     avg: 3244     median: 3325 (27%)     max: 3625 Points
min: 4828     avg: 5565     median: 5421 (45%)     max: 6484 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Apple A11 Bionic GPU
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Apple A11 Bionic GPU
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 70.8     avg: 76.7     median: 71 (8%)     max: 88.2 fps
min: 107     avg: 125     median: 127.6 (14%)     max: 139 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 58.5     avg: 84.1     median: 79.2 (22%)     max: 114.5 fps
min: 58     avg: 59.1     median: 59 (16%)     max: 60 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
22.5 fps (14%)
min: 25.34     avg: 35.6     median: 32.1 (20%)     max: 59 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
12.3 fps (5%)
min: 16.3     avg: 21.5     median: 22 (9%)     max: 26.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
23.1 fps (11%)
min: 37.01     avg: 44.9     median: 41 (20%)     max: 59 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
27.9 fps (5%)
min: 36.8     avg: 56.1     median: 62.4 (11%)     max: 70.5 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
31.8 fps (7%)
min: 38     avg: 49.2     median: 51.3 (12%)     max: 62.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
27.7 fps (10%)
min: 31     avg: 37.5     median: 31.7 (12%)     max: 58 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 8289     avg: 9996     median: 8824 (19%)     max: 12875 Points
min: 16241     avg: 16835     median: 16714 (35%)     max: 17549 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1501     avg: 1649     median: 1620 (6%)     max: 1825 Points
min: 1186     avg: 1512     median: 1619 (6%)     max: 1730 Points

Average Benchmarks Apple A11 Bionic GPU → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Apple A12 Bionic GPU → 147% n=15

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

2020
low
A12 Bionic GPU:
60 fps  fps
med.
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
ultra
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
33 fps  fps
88%
A12 Bionic GPU:
29 fps  fps
med.
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
33 fps  fps
103%
A12 Bionic GPU:
29 fps 39 fps ~ 34 fps
high
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
33 fps  fps
109%
A12 Bionic GPU:
29 fps 33 fps 39 fps 39 fps 40 fps ~ 36 fps
ultra
A12 Bionic GPU:
39 fps  fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
59  fps
high
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
100%
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
59  fps
100%
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps 59 fps ~ 59 fps
ultra
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
100%
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps 59 fps 59 fps ~ 59 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
high
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
59  fps
100%
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
high
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
59  fps  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
59  fps
100%
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
high
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
30  fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
high
100%
A11 Bionic GPU:
29 fps  fps
110%
A12 Bionic GPU:
30 fps 33 fps ~ 32 fps

Average Gaming Apple A11 Bionic GPU → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Apple A12 Bionic GPU → 101%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 103%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)