Apple A13 Bionic vs Apple A12 Bionic

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.

Apple A13 BionicApple A12 Bionic
Apple Apple A-SeriesApple Apple A-Series
Lightning and Thunder
<=2660 MHz <=2490 MHz
832 KB256 KB
12 MB8 MB
6 / 66 / 6
6900 6900
7 7
ARMv8 Instruction SetARMv8 Instruction Set
iGPUApple A13 Bionic GPUApple A12 Bionic GPU

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 33851     avg: 33885     median: 33881 (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: 2898     avg: 3045     median: 3018 (38%)     max: 3219 Points
min: 2723     avg: 3060     median: 3030 (38%)     max: 3347 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 3411     avg: 3780     median: 3877 (67%)     max: 4052 Points
min: 2880     avg: 3129     median: 2961 (51%)     max: 3493 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4750     avg: 4779     median: 4774 (75%)     max: 4824 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11244     avg: 11418     median: 11480 (20%)     max: 11598 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1343     avg: 1343     median: 1343 (93%)     max: 1344 Points
1118 Points (78%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3242     avg: 3427     median: 3463 (21%)     max: 3575 Points
2910 Points (18%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1336     avg: 1339     median: 1339 (92%)     max: 1342 Points
1119 Points (77%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3281     avg: 3406     median: 3406 (28%)     max: 3531 Points
2857 Points (23%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 549.9     avg: 566     median: 571.3 (1%)     max: 572.8 ms
min: 603.1     avg: 622     median: 610.3 (1%)     max: 643.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 48819     avg: 49087     median: 49071 (94%)     max: 49388 Points
min: 41367     avg: 42486     median: 42897 (82%)     max: 43280 Points
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
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: 77118     avg: 77810     median: 78032 (96%)     max: 78279 Points
min: 59570     avg: 65177     median: 66701 (82%)     max: 67735 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
min: 218738     avg: 219891     median: 218937 (68%)     max: 221998 Points
min: 129473     avg: 147840     median: 151931 (47%)     max: 158023 Points
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
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: 456891     avg: 459752     median: 459850 (81%)     max: 462516 Points
min: 302955     avg: 347775     median: 358800 (63%)     max: 370545 Points
AnTuTu v8 - UX
min: 78294     avg: 80621     median: 80620.5 (73%)     max: 82947 Points
71574 Points (65%)
AnTuTu v8 - MEM
min: 67691     avg: 70977     median: 70976.5 (58%)     max: 74262 Points
45962 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v8 - GPU
min: 190559     avg: 199862     median: 199862 (53%)     max: 209164 Points
166588 Points (44%)
AnTuTu v8 - CPU
min: 152919     avg: 160552     median: 160552 (85%)     max: 168185 Points
146209 Points (78%)
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
min: 489463     avg: 512011     median: 512010 (68%)     max: 534558 Points
430333 Points (57%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 650706     avg: 678820     median: 683897 (90%)     max: 701856 Points
min: 482773     avg: 486852     median: 486197 (64%)     max: 491585 Points

Average Benchmarks Apple A13 Bionic → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Apple A12 Bionic → 83% n=20

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)