Apple A12Z Bionic vs Apple A12 Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


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

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

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

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A12Z GPU Apple A12
1.34 GHz GPU frequency 1.13 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
9 GPU Generation 9
7 nm Technology 7 nm
2 Max. displays 1
64 Execution units 32
512 Shader 256
6 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
-- DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode 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

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 Memory channels 1
68.2 GB/s Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 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
Q1/2020 Release date Q3/2018
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
991 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
4539 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
1124 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
1116 (99%)
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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 A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
4718 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
2731 (58%)
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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 A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A12Z @ 1.34 GHz
1370 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576 (42%)
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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 A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
717401 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
425605 (59%)
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AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.

Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
779044 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
0 (0%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple iPad Pro 2020">Apple iPad Pro 2020 Apple iPhone XR">Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XS">Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max">Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPad mini (5. Gen)">Apple iPad mini (5. Gen)
Apple iPad Air (3. Gen)">Apple iPad Air (3. Gen)

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