Apple A12Z Bionic GPU vs Apple A12 Bionic GPU

Apple A12Z Bionic GPU

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The Apple A12Z Bionic graphics card is the integrated GPU in the Apple A12Z Bionic SoC in the 2020 iPad Pro models. It was designed by Apple and not licensed by PowerVR and should be based on the same architecture as the A12X and A12 GPUs with more cores. The A12Z offer 8 GPU cores, where the older A12X in the 2018 iPad Pro series offered 7. Interestingly, Apple did not choose to create a new variant of the current Apple A13 chip used in the iPhone 11 models.

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.

The performance should be slightly faster than the old iPad pro models and therefore significantly faster than the iPhone SoCs and Android competitors.

The chip should be still manufactured in 7nm at TSMC and offer a very good efficiency.

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 A12Z Bionic GPUApple A12 Bionic GPU
ManufacturerAppleApple
Apple A12 Series
A12Z Bionic GPU 8
A12X Bionic GPU compare 7
A12 Bionic GPU 4
A12Z Bionic GPU 8
A12X Bionic GPU compare 7
A12 Bionic GPU 4
Cores8 - unified4 - unified
Shared Memorynono
Technology7 nm7 nm
Introduced18.03.2020 12.09.2018
Manufacturerhttps://www.apple.com/iphone-xs/a12-bion...
CPU in A12Z Bionic GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple A12Z Bionic8 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: 220422     avg: 221182     median: 221182 (35%)     max: 221941 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: 4121     avg: 4707     median: 4648.5 (48%)     max: 5367 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 4828     avg: 5565     median: 5421 (45%)     max: 6484 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 107     avg: 125     median: 127.6 (14%)     max: 139 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 58     avg: 59.1     median: 59 (16%)     max: 60 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 25.34     avg: 35.6     median: 32.1 (20%)     max: 59 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 16.3     avg: 21.5     median: 22 (9%)     max: 26.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 37.01     avg: 44.9     median: 41 (20%)     max: 59 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 36.8     avg: 56.1     median: 62.4 (11%)     max: 70.5 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 38     avg: 49.2     median: 51.3 (12%)     max: 62.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 31     avg: 37.5     median: 31.7 (12%)     max: 58 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 16241     avg: 16835     median: 16714 (53%)     max: 17549 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1186     avg: 1512     median: 1619 (6%)     max: 1730 Points

Average Benchmarks Apple A12Z Bionic GPU → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Apple A12 Bionic GPU → 72% n=1

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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
A12 Bionic GPU:
29 fps  fps
med.
A12 Bionic GPU:
29 fps 39 fps ~ 34 fps
high
100%
A12Z Bionic GPU:
31 fps  fps
116%
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
high
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps 59 fps ~ 59 fps
ultra
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
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
A12 Bionic GPU:
59 fps  fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
high
100%
A12Z Bionic GPU:
60 fps  fps
53%
A12 Bionic GPU:
30 fps 33 fps ~ 32 fps

Average Gaming Apple A12Z Bionic GPU → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Apple A12 Bionic GPU → 85%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 85%

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