Apple A12 Bionic - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A12 Bionic has 6 cores with 6 threads and is based on the 12. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2018.
Apple A12 Bionic
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Apple A12 Bionic
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Apple A11 Bionic
Successor: Apple A13 Bionic
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 6
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Vortex
B-Core: 4x Tempest
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.49 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.59 GHz
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Apple A12
GPU frequency: 1.13 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 32
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 9
Direct X: --
Technology: 7 nm
Release date: Q3/2018
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory: 4 GB
Memory channels: 1
Bandwidth: 34.1 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: No
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 6 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
L2-Cache: 8.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: A12
Technology: 7 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q3/2018
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A12 Bionic have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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.

Intel Core i3-10300 Intel Core i3-10300
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1118
Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i7-10510U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
1118
Intel Core i5-1034G1 Intel Core i5-1034G1
4C 8T @ 0.80 GHz
1117
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
1116
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1114
Intel Xeon W-2170B Intel Xeon W-2170B
14C 28T @ 2.50 GHz
1114
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1114
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 3450U AMD Ryzen 5 3450U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
2745
MediaTek Dimensity 1000L MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2736
Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2735
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
2731
Intel Core i5-7500T Intel Core i5-7500T
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2718
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2706
Intel Core i3-8100T Intel Core i3-8100T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2700
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD A10-9620P AMD A10-9620P
AMD Radeon R5 - 384 (Bristol Ridge) @ 0.76 GHz
579
HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
ARM Mali-G57 MP6 @ 0.85 GHz
579
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
ARM Mali-G57 MP6 @ 0.85 GHz
579
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576
MediaTek Dimensity 820 MediaTek Dimensity 820
ARM Mali-G57 MP5 @ 0.90 GHz
576
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
567
Samsung Exynos 9810 Samsung Exynos 9810
ARM Mali-G72 MP18 @ 0.85 GHz
561
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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.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000L MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
437506
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
432560
MediaTek Dimensity 1000C MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
427863
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
425605
MediaTek Dimensity 820 MediaTek Dimensity 820
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
412964
HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G
8C 8T @ 2.58 GHz
406830
MediaTek Kompanio 820 MediaTek Kompanio 820
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
403759
Show all AnTuTu 8 Benchmark results



The Apple A12 Bionic processor commissioned by Apple is manufactured by the Taiwanese company TSMC using the 7-nanometer FinFET process. It was first installed in the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, which were launched in the third quarter of 2018. In 2019 it was also installed in the new third-generation iPad Air and in the fifth-generation iPad Mini. The Apple A14 Bionic came onto the market in 2020, but the 8th generation standard iPad was then given the Apple A12 Bionic again.

The Apple A12 Bionic consists of 2 high-performance cores (Vortex) and 4 efficiency cores (Tempest). The Vortex cores clock at up to 2.49 gigahertz and the Tempest cores at up to 1.59 gigahertz. Due to the hybrid processor design, the Apple A12 Bionic is very efficient, since the built-in high-performance cores are only used for really computing-intensive tasks. The six cores of the Apple A12 Bionic cannot be overclocked, nor does the processor have hyperthreading.

The Apple A12 Bionics own graphics are made up of 32 execution units and 256 shaders. Like the processor, it is manufactured with a structure width of 7 nanometers, has a fixed clock rate of 1.13 gigahertz and thus achieves an FP32 computing power (single precision) of 576 gigaFLOPS.

LPDDR4X-4266 type RAM is installed in the Apple A12 Bionic. In the Apple A12 Bionic, this main memory achieves a maximum bandwidth of 34.1 gigabits per second. the maximum size of the RAM with which the Apple A12 Bionic is equipped is 4 gigabytes and is used in the iPhone XS.

In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Apple A12 Bionic achieves a single-core value of 1116 points and a multi-core value of 2731 points.

On our partner site www.check-mac.com you will find an overview of all Apple devices with the Apple A12 Bionic: www.check-mac.com/de/cpu-apple_a12_bionic


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