Apple A12Z Bionic vs Apple A13 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 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 A12Z BionicApple A13 Bionic
Apple Apple A-SeriesApple Apple A-Series
Vortex, TempestLightning and Thunder
Series: Apple A-Series Vortex, Tempest
» Apple A12Z Bionic0 - 2.49 GHz8 / 8 Vortex, Tempest
Apple A12X Bionic compare0 - 2.49 GHz8 / 8 Vortex, Tempest
<=2490 MHz <=2660 MHz
2 MB832 KB
8 MB12 MB
8 / 86 / 6
10000 6900
7 7
ARMv8 Instruction SetARMv8 Instruction Set
iGPUApple A12Z Bionic GPUApple A13 Bionic GPU
ArchitectureARMARM

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 40279     avg: 40289     median: 40289 (42%)     max: 40299 Points
min: 33851     avg: 33885     median: 33881 (35%)     max: 33925 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 2898     avg: 3045     median: 3018 (38%)     max: 3219 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 3411     avg: 3780     median: 3877 (67%)     max: 4052 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1343     avg: 1343     median: 1343 (80%)     max: 1344
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3242     avg: 3427     median: 3463 (21%)     max: 3575
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1117     avg: 1122     median: 1122 (62%)     max: 1127
min: 1326     avg: 1335     median: 1336 (74%)     max: 1342
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4707     avg: 4710     median: 4709.5 (28%)     max: 4712
min: 3281     avg: 3429     median: 3476 (21%)     max: 3531
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 645.9     avg: 646     median: 646.2 (1%)     max: 646.4 ms
min: 549.9     avg: 566     median: 571.3 (1%)     max: 572.8 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 42372     avg: 42715     median: 42714.5 (68%)     max: 43057 Points
min: 48819     avg: 49087     median: 49071 (78%)     max: 49388 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 140     avg: 141     median: 140.5 (47%)     max: 141 Points
min: 146     avg: 174     median: 182 (61%)     max: 184 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 10494     avg: 12510     median: 12592 (39%)     max: 14443 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 77118     avg: 77810     median: 78032 (96%)     max: 78279 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 218738     avg: 219891     median: 218937 (68%)     max: 221998 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 147281     avg: 149542     median: 148191 (91%)     max: 153154 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 456891     avg: 459752     median: 459850 (81%)     max: 462516 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 77253     avg: 77589     median: 77588.5 (70%)     max: 77924 Points
min: 64361     avg: 75201     median: 78294 (71%)     max: 82947 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 74998     avg: 92841     median: 92841 (75%)     max: 110684 Points
min: 67691     avg: 75819     median: 74262 (60%)     max: 85504 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 373781     avg: 375589     median: 375589 (100%)     max: 377397 Points
min: 190559     avg: 203672     median: 209164 (55%)     max: 211292 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 185841     avg: 186014     median: 186014 (94%)     max: 186186 Points
min: 149088     avg: 156731     median: 152919 (77%)     max: 168185 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 712218     avg: 732032     median: 732032 (97%)     max: 751846 Points
min: 489463     avg: 511422     median: 510245 (68%)     max: 534558 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 650706     avg: 678820     median: 683897 (90%)     max: 701856 Points

Average Benchmarks Apple A12Z Bionic → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Apple A13 Bionic → 92% n=11

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