Apple A10 Fusion vs Apple A12 Bionic

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A10 Fusion CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A series Family Apple A series
Apple A10/A10X CPU group Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
10 Generation 12
A10 Architecture A12
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A9 Predecessor Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic Successor Apple A13 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 6
4 Threads 6
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.34 GHz A-Core Frequency 2.49 GHz
1.09 GHz B-Core Frequency 1.59 GHz
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A10 GPU Apple A12
0.90 GHz GPU frequency 1.13 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
7 GPU Generation 9
16 nm Technology 7 nm
1 Max. displays 1
24 Execution units 32
192 Shader 256
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
3 GB Max. Memory 4 GB
1 Memory channels 1
25.6 GB/s Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
4.00 MB L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

5 W TDP (PL1) 6 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

10 nm Technology 7 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Q3/2016 Release date Q3/2018
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
776 (70%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
1116 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
1422 (52%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
2731 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
Apple A10 @ 0.90 GHz
346 (60%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576 (100%)
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AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.

Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
227804 (54%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
425605 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A10 Fusion Apple A12 Bionic
Apple iPhone 7
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPad (6. Gen)
Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPad mini (5. Gen)
Apple iPad Air (3. Gen)

Leaderboards

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