Apple A12Z Bionic vs Apple A12X Bionic

Apple A12Z Bionic

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The Apple A12Z Bionic is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the iPad Pro 11 and 12.5-inch from 2020. 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). The difference to the older Apple A12X Bionic in the iPad Pro 2018 models seems to be an additional GPU core. Regarding CPU Apple noted: "Enhanced thermal design means higher peak and longer sustained performance". More details were not published by Apple, so it may be even the same chip with an additional enabled GPU core. On the other hand, it could be also manufactured in an improved 7nm (EUV?) process and offer higher clock rates. As Apple states no performance improvements on the CPU side, we don't expect big gains. However, the A12X was a very fast ARM based SoC and currently there is no competitor in the Android space that should beat the performance.

The chip also includes the M12 Motion co-processor and a Neural Engine with 8 cores for up to 5 trillion operations per second (unverified, numbers from the A12X).

The Apple A12X included 10 billion transistors (A12 6.9 billion) and the A12Z should be therefore offer a similar amount. This makes it a quite big chip, especially compared to the Snapdragon 835 (3 Billion) or a Skylake desktop quad-core SoC (1.75 Billion).

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).

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Apple A12X Bionic - 2490 MHz8 / 8
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 40279     avg: 40289     median: 40289 (47%)     max: 40299 Points
39393 Points (46%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1117     avg: 1122     median: 1122 (69%)     max: 1127
1120 (69%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4707     avg: 4710     median: 4709.5 (38%)     max: 4712
4620 (37%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 645.9     avg: 646     median: 646.2 (1%)     max: 646.4 ms
min: 603     avg: 609     median: 608.5 (1%)     max: 614 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 42372     avg: 42715     median: 42714.5 (72%)     max: 43057 Points
min: 44425     avg: 45080     median: 45079.5 (76%)     max: 45734 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 77253     avg: 77589     median: 77588.5 (70%)     max: 77924 Points
76371 Points (69%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 74998     avg: 92841     median: 92841 (76%)     max: 110684 Points
63887 Points (52%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 373781     avg: 375589     median: 375589 (100%)     max: 377397 Points
350192 Points (93%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 185841     avg: 186014     median: 186014 (99%)     max: 186186 Points
187788 Points (100%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 712218     avg: 732032     median: 732032 (97%)     max: 751846 Points
678238 Points (90%)

Average Benchmarks Apple A12Z Bionic → 100% n=10

Average Benchmarks Apple A12X Bionic → 96% n=10

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