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Apple A12Z Bionic GPU

Apple A12Z Bionic GPU

The Apple A12Z Bionic graphics card is the integrated GPU in the Apple A12Z Bionic SoC in the 2020 iPad Pro models. It was designed by Apple and not licensed by PowerVR and should be based on the same architecture as the A12X and A12 GPUs with more cores. The A12Z offer 8 GPU cores, where the older A12X in the 2018 iPad Pro series offered 7. Interestingly, Apple did not choose to create a new variant of the current Apple A13 chip used in the iPhone 11 models.

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.

The performance should be slightly faster than the old iPad pro models and therefore significantly faster than the iPhone SoCs and Android competitors.

The chip should be still manufactured in 7nm at TSMC and offer a very good efficiency.

Apple A12 Series

A12Z Bionic GPU 8
A12X Bionic GPU compare 7
A12 Bionic GPU compare 4
Pipelines8 - unified
Shared Memoryno
technology7 nm
Date of Announcement18.03.2020
CPU in A12Z Bionic GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple A12Z Bionic8 x ? MHz? MHz? MHz


3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 220422     avg: 221182     median: 221182 (25%)     max: 221941 Points
536 -100%
110560 -50%
112764 -49%
123332 -44%
149779 -32%
160619 -27%
194856 -12%
200519 -9%
208254 -6%
218495 -1%
Apple A12Z Bionic GPU
280200 27%
817850 270%
- 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

31  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

60  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
PUBG Mobile31
Asphalt 9: Legends60
< 30 fps
< 60 fps
< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps


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

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Class 3

UHD Graphics 32EUs
UHD Graphics 750

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* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2023-09-18)