Apple A12Z Bionic Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A12Z Bionic has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 12. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q1/2020.
Apple A12Z Bionic

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple A12Z Bionic. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Apple A12Z Bionic.

Name: Apple A12Z Bionic
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Apple A10X Fusion
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple A12Z Bionic can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 4x Vortex
B-Core: 4x Tempest
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.49 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.59 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Apple A12Z Bionic has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Apple A12Z
GPU frequency: 1.34 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 64
Shader: 512
Max. GPU Memory: 6 GB
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 9
Direct X: --
Technology: 7 nm
Release date: Q1/2020

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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 & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory: 6 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: 68.2 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: No

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple A12Z Bionic as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: N/A
L2-Cache: 8.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: A12
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
Release date: Q1/2020
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A12Z 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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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.

Intel Core i5-1030G4 Intel Core i5-1030G4
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
997
AMD EPYC 7702 AMD EPYC 7702
64C 128T @ 3.35 GHz
996
AMD EPYC 7702P AMD EPYC 7702P
64C 128T @ 3.35 GHz
996
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
991
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
981
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
976
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
975
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
4601
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4593
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4564
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
4539
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
4475
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4436
Intel Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4430
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 4.20 GHz
1132
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1127
Intel Core i9-7920X Intel Core i9-7920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
1126
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
1124
Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
1124
Intel Core i9-8950HK Intel Core i9-8950HK
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1124
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1123
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.

Intel Core i5-9500 Intel Core i5-9500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
4736
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 Intel Xeon Silver 4108
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
4731
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
4719
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
4718
Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
4718
MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ MediaTek Dimensity 9000+
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
4704
Intel Core i7-7740X Intel Core i7-7740X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
4681
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.

Intel Core i5-1130G7 Intel Core i5-1130G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Tiger Lake G7) @ 1.10 GHz
1406
Intel Core i5-1140G7 Intel Core i5-1140G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Tiger Lake G7) @ 1.10 GHz
1406
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 0.90 GHz
1379
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A12Z @ 1.34 GHz
1370
Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 2100
ARM Mali-G78 MP14 @ 0.76 GHz
1360
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U AMD Ryzen 5 4680U
AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) @ 1.50 GHz
1343
AMD Ryzen Embedded R2544 AMD Ryzen Embedded R2544
AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics @ 1.30 GHz
1331
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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.

MediaTek Dimensity 8000 MediaTek Dimensity 8000
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHzNot verified
820000
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
806250
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
801116
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
779044
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
729968
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
727650
Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 2100
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
724660
Show all AnTuTu 9 Benchmark results



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 A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
717401
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
715600
Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
713640
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
688300
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
683679
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
651364
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 MediaTek Dimensity 1300
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
647817
Show all AnTuTu 8 Benchmark results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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