Apple A12 Bionic vs. Apple A7

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A12 Bionic CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A7
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A7
Apple A series Family Apple A series
Apple A12/A12X/A12Z CPU group Apple A7
12 Generation 7
A12 Architecture A7
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A11 Bionic Predecessor --
Apple A13 Bionic Successor Apple A8

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 2
6 Threads 2
1.59 GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
2.49 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 1.40 GHz
2.49 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 1.40 GHz
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A12 GPU PowerVR G6430
1.59 GHz GPU frequency 0.45 GHz
2.49 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.45 GHz
9 GPU Generation
7 nm Technology 28 nm
1 Max. displays 1
4 Execution units 4
Shader 64
4 GB Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version 10

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR3-1333
16 GB Max. Memory 1 GB
1 Memory channels 1
No ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache 1.00 MB
L3 Cache 4.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 28 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Q3/2018 Release date Q3/2013
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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 A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
1118 (100%)
Amazon
Apple A7 Apple A7
2x 1.30 GHz (1.40 GHz)
278 (25%)
Amazon
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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 A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
2764 (100%)
Amazon
Apple A7 Apple A7
2x 1.30 GHz (1.40 GHz)
528 (19%)
Amazon
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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 A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 2.49 GHz
488 (100%)
Amazon
Apple A7 Apple A7
PowerVR G6430 @ 0.45 GHz
115 (24%)
Amazon
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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 A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
425605 (100%)
Amazon
Apple A7 Apple A7
2x 1.30 GHz (1.40 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A12 Bionic Apple A7
Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPad mini (5. Gen)
Apple iPad Air (3. Gen)
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Apple iPad Mini 4
Apple TV HD
Apple HomePod
Apple iPod touch (6. Gen)

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