Apple A12X Bionic vs Apple A12 Bionic

Apple A12X Bionic

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The Apple A12X Bionic is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the iPad Pro 11 and 12.5-inch from 2018. It offers 8 cores divided in four performance cores and four power efficiency cores (up from the 6 cores in the A12 of the iPhone XS). Compared to the previous A10X in the old iPad Pro models, Apple advertises up to 95% higher performance of the CPU cores.

The chip also includes a new GPU with 7 cores, the M12 Motion co-processor and a Neural Engine with 8 cores for up to 5 trillion operations per second.

With 10 billion transistors (A12 6.9 billion), the A12X Bionic is a big chip especially compared to the Snapdragon 835 (3 Billion) or a Skylake desktop quad-core Soc (1.75 Billion).

Apple A12 Bionic

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The Apple A12 Bionic is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the iPhone Xs and Xr. It was announced late 2018 and offers 6 cores divided in 2 performance cores and four power efficiency cores. Compared to the previous A11 Bionic, the A12 should offer a 15% improved CPU performance for the performance cores and a 50% lower power consumption for the efficiency cores (both according to Apple).

The chip also includes a new GPU that is advertised as 50% faster, the M12 Motion co-processor and a Neural Engine with 8 cores for up to 5 trillion operations per second.

With 6.9 billion transistors, the A12 Bionic is a big chip especially compared to the Snapdragon 835 (3 Billion) or a Skylake desktop quad-core Soc (1.75 Billion). Compared to the A11, the A12 integrates 60% more transistors.

Apple A12X BionicApple A12 Bionic
Apple Apple A-SeriesApple Apple A-Series
Vortex, Tempest
<=2490 MHz <=2490 MHz
2 MB256 KB
8 MB8 MB
8 / 86 / 6
10000 6900
7 7
ARMv8 Instruction SetARMv8 Instruction Set
iGPUApple A12X Bionic GPUApple A12 Bionic GPU

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
39393 Points (46%)
min: 27400     avg: 27510     median: 27413 (32%)     max: 27717 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 2723     avg: 2917     median: 2998 (68%)     max: 3030 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
4700 Points (100%)
min: 2880     avg: 2931     median: 2952 (63%)     max: 2961 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4984     avg: 4993     median: 4993 (79%)     max: 5002 Points
min: 4750     avg: 4782.7     median: 4774 (75%)     max: 4824 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 17691     avg: 17866     median: 17866 (49%)     max: 18041 Points
min: 11244     avg: 11372.7     median: 11276 (31%)     max: 11598 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 603     avg: 608.5     median: 608.5 (1%)     max: 614 ms
min: 603.1     avg: 607.5     median: 609.1 (1%)     max: 610.3 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
114 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 44425     avg: 45079.5     median: 45079.5 (91%)     max: 45734 Points
min: 42897     avg: 43097     median: 43114 (87%)     max: 43280 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 756889     avg: 758432     median: 758432 (100%)     max: 759975 Points
min: 482773     avg: 484485     median: 484485 (64%)     max: 486197 Points

Average Benchmarks Apple A12X Bionic → 100%

Average Benchmarks Apple A12 Bionic → 81%

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

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