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Apple A12 Bionic GPU

Apple A12 Bionic GPU

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.

ManufacturerApple
Apple A12 Series
A12Z Bionic GPU compare 8
A12X Bionic GPU compare 7
A12 Bionic GPU 4
Pipelines4 - unified
Shared Memoryno
technology7 nm
Date of Announcement12.09.2018
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.apple.com/iphone-xs/a12-bion...
CPU in A12 Bionic GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple A12 Bionic6 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 6667     avg: 7814     median: 7856 (58%)     max: 8763 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 10374     avg: 13770     median: 14085 (49%)     max: 15399 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 4121     avg: 4638     median: 4436 (54%)     max: 5367 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4828     avg: 5443     median: 5139 (54%)     max: 6484 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 16241     avg: 16835     median: 16714 (53%)     max: 17549 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1186     avg: 1512     median: 1619 (6%)     max: 1730 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
29 fps  fps    + Compare
med.
29 fps 39 fps ~ 34 fps    + Compare
high
29 fps 33 fps 39 fps 40 fps ~ 35 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
59 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
59 fps 59 fps ~ 59 fps    + Compare
ultra
59 fps 59 fps 59 fps ~ 59 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
59 fps  fps    + Compare
high
59 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
59 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
high
30 fps 33 fps ~ 32 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Notebook reviews with Apple A12 Bionic GPU graphics card

Apple iPad Air 2019: Apple A12 Bionic, 10.5", 0.5 kg
  Review » Apple iPad Air (2019) Tablet Review

Apple iPad Mini 5: Apple A12 Bionic, 7.9", 0.3 kg
  Review » Apple iPad mini 5 Tablet Review

Apple iPhone XR: Apple A12 Bionic, 6.1", 0.2 kg
  Review » Apple iPhone XR Smartphone Review

Apple iPhone XS: Apple A12 Bionic, 5.8", 0.2 kg
  Review » Apple iPhone XS Smartphone Review

Apple iPhone Xs Max: Apple A12 Bionic, 6.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Apple iPhone XS Max Smartphone Review

Apple iPad Air 2019: Apple A12 Bionic, 10.5", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Apple iPad Air 2019

Apple iPad Mini 5: Apple A12 Bionic, 7.9", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Apple iPad Mini 5

Apple iPhone XR: Apple A12 Bionic, 6.1", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone Xr

Apple iPhone XS: Apple A12 Bionic, 5.8", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone Xs Max: Apple A12 Bionic, 6.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone Xs Max

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailed list of all laptop GPUs sorted by class and performance.

» Benchmark List
Sort and restrict laptop GPUs based on performance in synthetic benchmarks.

» Notebook Gaming List
Playable games for each graphics card and their average FPS results.

Class 3

Class 4

Mali-G57 MP5 *

Class 5

Class 6

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-09-13)