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Apple A12X Bionic GPU

Apple A12X Bionic GPU

The Apple A12X 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 iPad 11" and 12.5" 2018 and offers 7 cores (up from the 4 cores in the A12 from the iPhone XS). It supports the Metal 2 API and the raw performance was compared against an Xbox One S by Apple. It definately should be the fastest smartphone / tablet graphics card in 2018 (IOS and Android based).

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 7
A12 Bionic GPU (compare) 4
Pipelines7 - unified
Shared Memoryno
technology7 nm
Date of Announcement30.10.2018
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple A12X Bionic8 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench - High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 48     avg: 49.6     median: 49.6 (97%)     max: 51.1 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 47.2     avg: 52.6     median: 52.6 (88%)     max: 58 fps
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 127     avg: 130.7     median: 130.7 (97%)     max: 134.3 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 13777     avg: 14312     median: 14312 (77%)     max: 14847 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 847     avg: 1017     median: 1017 (18%)     max: 1187 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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» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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59 fps 59 fps ~ 59 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
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» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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29 fps 29 fps ~ 29 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 A12X Bionic GPU graphics card

Apple iPad Pro 11 2018: Apple A12X Bionic, 11", 0.5 kg
  Review » Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018, WiFi, 64 GB) Tablet Review

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018: Apple A12X Bionic, 12.9", 0.6 kg
  Review » Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018, LTE, 256 GB) Tablet Review

Apple iPad Pro 11 2018: Apple A12X Bionic, 11", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Apple iPad Pro 11 2018

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

» Benchmark List
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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: 2018-10-31)