Apple A13 Bionic vs Apple A12 Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A13 Bionic CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A series Family Apple A series
Apple A13 CPU group Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
13 Generation 12
A13 (Lightning / Thunder) Architecture A12
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A12 Bionic Predecessor Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A14 Bionic Successor Apple A13 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

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

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A13 GPU Apple A12
1.35 GHz GPU frequency 1.13 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
10 GPU Generation 9
7 nm Technology 7 nm
1 Max. displays 1
32 Execution units 32
256 Shader 256
4 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
4 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
1 Memory channels 1
34.1 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

6 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
Q3/2019 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 A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
1336 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
1116 (84%)
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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 A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
3429 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
2731 (80%)
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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 A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 @ 1.35 GHz
691 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576 (83%)
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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 A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
523650 (100%)
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
425605 (81%)
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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 A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
648406 (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 A13 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple iPhone 11">Apple iPhone 11
Apple iPhone 11 Pro">Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max">Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE">iPhone SE
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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