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Apple A12 Bionic

Apple A12 Bionic

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.

SeriesApple Apple A-Series
Series: Apple A-Series
Apple A15 Bionic compare0 - 3.23 GHz6 / 6
» Apple A12 Bionic0 - 2.49 GHz6 / 6
Clock Rate <=2490 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Transistor Count6900 Million
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple A12 Bionic GPU
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date09/12/2018

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Reviews for the Apple Apple A-Series A12 Bionic processor

Apple iPad 10.2 2020 (Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 10.20")
» Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) - Rejuvenation of the lower-priced Apple tablet - Review
» Apple iPad 10.2 2020 - External Review
» Opinion: This is why the Apple iPad 10.2 is a sustainable product -

Apple iPad Air 2019 (Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 10.50")
» Apple iPad Air (2019) Tablet Review - Review
» Apple iPad Air 2019 - External Review

Apple iPad Mini 5 (Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 7.90")
» Apple iPad mini 5 Tablet Review - Review
» Apple iPad Mini 5 - External Review

Apple iPhone XR (Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 6.10")
» Apple iPhone XR Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone Xr - External Review

Apple iPhone XS (Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 5.80")
» Apple iPhone XS Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone XS - External Review

Apple iPhone Xs Max (Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 6.50")
» Apple iPhone XS Max Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone Xs Max - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Apple A-Series

» Apple A15 Bionic
   6x - 3.23 GHz
» Apple A12Z Bionic
   8x - 2.49 GHz
» Apple A12X Bionic
   8x - 2.49 GHz
» Apple A14 Bionic
   6x 1.8 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Apple A13 Bionic
   6x - 2.66 GHz
» Apple A12 Bionic
   6x - 2.49 GHz
» Apple A11 Bionic
   6x - 2.39 GHz
» Apple A10X Fusion
   6x 2.39 GHz
» Apple A10 Fusion
   4x 2.34 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Samsung Exynos 2100 5G
   8x 2.2 GHz - 2.9 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
   8x 2.42 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus)
   8x 2.42 GHz - 3.1 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
   8x 2.42 GHz - 2.84 GHz
+ MediaTek Dimensity 1200
   8x 2 GHz - 3 GHz
» Apple A12 Bionic
   6x - 2.49 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G
   8x 1.9 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- Google Tensor
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2.8 GHz
- HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
   8x - 2.86 GHz
- HiSilicon Kirin 990
   8x - 2.86 GHz
- Samsung Exynos 990
   8x 2 GHz - 2.73 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-09-13)