Apple M1 vs. Apple A12X Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A12X Bionic
Apple M1 Apple A12X Bionic
Apple M series Family Apple A series
Apple M1 CPU group Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
1 Generation 12
M1 Architecture A12
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Apple A10X Fusion
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
3.20 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 M1 (8 Core) GPU Apple A12X
1.30 GHz GPU frequency 1.59 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 2.49 GHz
1 GPU Generation 9
5 nm Technology 7 nm
2 Max. displays 2
128 Execution units 7
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 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 2
No ECC No
16.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
L3 Cache
4.0 PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 7 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
Yes AES-NI No
Q4/2020 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 M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1503 (100%)
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Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (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 M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7759 (100%)
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Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (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 M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
1742 (100%)
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Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
1124 (65%)
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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 M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
7650 (100%)
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Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
4718 (62%)
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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 M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
2600 (100%)
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Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
Apple A12X @ 2.49 GHz
968 (37%)
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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 M1 Apple M1
8x 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8x 1.59 GHz (2.49 GHz)
713640 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple M1 Apple A12X Bionic
Apple iMac 24 (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)
Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Apple Mac mini (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
Apple iPad Pro 2018

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