Apple A12X Bionic vs Apple A13 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 A13 Bionic

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The Apple A13 Bionic is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the iPhone 11 series. It was announced late 2019 and offers 6 cores divided in 2 performance cores and four power efficiency cores. Compared to the previous A12 Bionic, the A13 should offer a 20% improved CPU performance at 40% lower power (according to Apple).

With 8.5 billion transistors, the A13 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.

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Apple A12Z Bionic8 / 8
» Apple A12X Bionic - 2490 MHz8 / 8
» Apple A13 Bionic6 / 6
Apple A12 Bionic - 2490 MHz6 / 6
Apple A13 Bionic6 / 6
» Apple A12 Bionic - 2490 MHz6 / 6
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3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
39393 Points (46%)
min: 33864     avg: 33896     median: 33898 (39%)     max: 33925 Points
min: 27400     avg: 27548     median: 27547 (32%)     max: 27717 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 3018     avg: 3119     median: 3118.5 (39%)     max: 3219 Points
min: 2723     avg: 3060     median: 3030 (38%)     max: 3347 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
4700 Points (90%)
min: 3411     avg: 3644     median: 3644 (70%)     max: 3877 Points
min: 2880     avg: 3129     median: 2961 (57%)     max: 3493 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4984     avg: 4993     median: 4993 (79%)     max: 5002 Points
min: 4750     avg: 4779     median: 4774 (75%)     max: 4824 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 17691     avg: 17866     median: 17866 (31%)     max: 18041 Points
min: 11244     avg: 11418     median: 11480 (20%)     max: 11598 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1114 Points (83%)
min: 1343     avg: 1343     median: 1343 (100%)     max: 1344 Points
1118 Points (83%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4661 Points (28%)
min: 3242     avg: 3427     median: 3463 (21%)     max: 3575 Points
2910 Points (18%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1120 Points (83%)
1342 Points (100%)
1119 Points (83%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4620 Points (60%)
3531 Points (46%)
2857 Points (37%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 603     avg: 609     median: 608.5 (1%)     max: 614 ms
min: 570.9     avg: 572     median: 571.7 (1%)     max: 572.8 ms
min: 603.1     avg: 622     median: 610.3 (1%)     max: 643.5 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
114 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 44425     avg: 45080     median: 45079.5 (86%)     max: 45734 Points
min: 48819     avg: 49119     median: 49151 (94%)     max: 49388 Points
min: 41367     avg: 42486     median: 42897 (82%)     max: 43280 Points
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
min: 14010     avg: 14312     median: 14311.5 (44%)     max: 14613 Points
min: 10494     avg: 12510     median: 12592 (39%)     max: 14443 Points
min: 7312     avg: 9998     median: 10135.5 (31%)     max: 12409 Points
AnTuTu v7 - UX
min: 62524     avg: 64951     median: 64950.5 (80%)     max: 67377 Points
min: 77118     avg: 77810     median: 78032 (96%)     max: 78279 Points
min: 59570     avg: 65177     median: 66701 (82%)     max: 67735 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
min: 312218     avg: 317206     median: 317206 (98%)     max: 322193 Points
min: 218738     avg: 219891     median: 218937 (68%)     max: 221998 Points
min: 129473     avg: 147840     median: 151931 (47%)     max: 158023 Points
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
min: 162798     avg: 163060     median: 163060 (100%)     max: 163321 Points
min: 147281     avg: 149542     median: 148191 (91%)     max: 153154 Points
min: 106600     avg: 124761     median: 127986 (78%)     max: 136472 Points
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
min: 552676     avg: 559527     median: 559527 (99%)     max: 566378 Points
min: 456891     avg: 459752     median: 459850 (81%)     max: 462516 Points
min: 302955     avg: 347775     median: 358800 (63%)     max: 370545 Points
AnTuTu v8 - UX
76371 Points (69%)
82947 Points (75%)
71574 Points (65%)
AnTuTu v8 - MEM
63887 Points (64%)
74262 Points (74%)
45962 Points (46%)
AnTuTu v8 - GPU
350192 Points (94%)
209164 Points (56%)
166588 Points (45%)
AnTuTu v8 - CPU
187788 Points (100%)
168185 Points (90%)
146209 Points (78%)
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
678238 Points (95%)
534558 Points (75%)
430333 Points (60%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 756889     avg: 758432     median: 758432 (100%)     max: 759975 Points
min: 650706     avg: 678820     median: 683897 (90%)     max: 701856 Points
min: 482773     avg: 486852     median: 486197 (64%)     max: 491585 Points

Average Benchmarks Apple A12X Bionic → 100%

Average Benchmarks Apple A13 Bionic → 93%

Average Benchmarks Apple A12 Bionic → 77%

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