Apple A8X vs Apple A12 Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A8X CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A8X Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A series Family Apple A series
Apple A8/A8X CPU group Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
8 Generation 12
A8 Architecture A12
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A6X Predecessor Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A9X Successor Apple A13 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

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

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A8X GPU Apple A12
0.45 GHz GPU frequency 1.13 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
5 GPU Generation 9
20 nm Technology 7 nm
1 Max. displays 1
32 Execution units 32
256 Shader 256
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No 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

LPDDR3-1600 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
2 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
1 Memory channels 1
12.8 GB/s Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
4.00 MB L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

20 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
Q3/2014 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 A8X Apple A8X
3C 3T @ 1.50 GHz
386 (35%)
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 A8X Apple A8X
3C 3T @ 1.50 GHz
1075 (39%)
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 A8X Apple A8X
Apple A8X @ 0.45 GHz
230 (40%)
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 A8X Apple A8X
3C 3T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
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 A8X Apple A12 Bionic
Apple iPad Air 2">Apple iPad Air 2 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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