Apple A14 Bionic vs. Apple A12Z Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A14 Bionic CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A series Family Apple A series
Apple A14 CPU group Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
14 Generation 12
A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm) Architecture A12
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A13 Bionic Predecessor Apple A10X Fusion
Apple A15 Bionic Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 8
6 Threads 8
3.00 GHz Frequency 1.59 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 2.49 GHz
Turbo (All Cores) 2.49 GHz
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A14 GPU Apple A12Z
1.80 GHz GPU frequency 1.59 GHz
3.01 GHz GPU (Turbo) 2.49 GHz
11 GPU Generation 9
5 nm Technology 7 nm
3 Max. displays 2
4 Execution units 8
Shader
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 6 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
6 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
4.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 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
Q3/2020 Release date Q1/2020
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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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
991 (100%)
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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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
4539 (100%)
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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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
1592 (100%)
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Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
1124 (71%)
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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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
4112 (87%)
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Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
4718 (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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 3.01 GHz
824 (75%)
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Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A12Z @ 2.49 GHz
1106 (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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
628047 (88%)
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Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
717401 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A14 Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)
Apple iPad Pro 2020
While the Apple A12Z has 8 CPU cores, the Apple A14 processor has to get by with 6 cores. However, thanks to the new 5 nm manufacturing technology (TSMC), these are clocked particularly high at up to 3.1 GHz. Both processors rely on Apple's custom ARMv8 architecture, which is based on the big.LITTLE logic.

Processors with big.LITTLE core architecture have, on the one hand, so-called "performance" cores, which have a high level of performance, but also require a correspondingly high amount of energy during operation. In addition, these processors have very energy-saving cores that are not quite as powerful as the "performance" cores. These cores are usually clocked lower and therefore require significantly less energy. These cores are responsible for background tasks and ensure a long battery life for the device. If necessary, the computing load can also be shared across all cores at the same time, which leads to high multi-core performance.

Apple's A14 Bionic Processor is found in the Apple iPhone 12 (various sizes) and also in the Apple iPhone 12 Pro. The processor is also built into the Apple iPad Air (4th Gen, 2020). Apple's A12Z, on the other hand, is only built into the Apple iPad Pro 2020 and differs from the Apple A12X only in that one more GPU core has been activated. Apple was able to achieve this through an optimized 7 nm manufacturing process, in which the production yield usually increases over time.

The A14 Bionic is Apple's first processor that can decode the new AV1 video codec in hardware. This free video codec is used more and more frequently due to its non-existent license costs and could become the most popular video codec of the current time. In addition, the A14 can for the first time fall back on LPDDR5-5500 RAM from Samsung, which significantly accelerates read, write and copy processes compared to the LPDDR4X-4266 in the Apple A12Z.

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