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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
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...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple A12 Bionic6 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 159735     avg: 160876     median: 160199 (30%)     max: 162695 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 6667     avg: 7359.3     median: 7555 (56%)     max: 7856 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 10374     avg: 13136.7     median: 14085 (49%)     max: 14951 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 4121     avg: 4320.7     median: 4405 (85%)     max: 4436 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4828     avg: 5009.3     median: 5061 (62%)     max: 5139 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench - High Tier Onscreen
min: 32.1     avg: 42     median: 35 (58%)     max: 59 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 16.3     avg: 19.4     median: 20 (39%)     max: 22 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 36.8     avg: 49.3     median: 48 (36%)     max: 63 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 16241     avg: 16895     median: 16895 (91%)     max: 17549 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1619     avg: 1674.5     median: 1674.5 (30%)     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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

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40 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high
59 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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59 fps  fps    + Compare
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59 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
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59 fps  fps    + Compare
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59 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high
33 fps  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 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 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.

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

Class 1
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
Class 2
WX Vega M GL
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-09-13)