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Apple A12 Bionic vs Apple A12X Bionic benchmark which processor is better

Apple A12 Bionic vs Apple A12X Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which chip or processor is better? Comprehensive comparison data of benchmarks Apple A12 Bionic vs Apple A12X Bionic, speed examination of GPUs Apple A12X Bionic and Apple A12 Bionic.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: A12 Bionic is gexa-core (Vortex) and A12X Bionic is octa-core (Vortex). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A careful analysis of all the specifications of the chips, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.

   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel benchmarking in special test applications like Octane V2, PCMark, AnTuTu 8, Neocore, Vellamo, GFXBench, Quadrant, PassMark, Geekbench, Mozilla Kraken, WebXPRT 3, 3DMark, even the gaming performance of processors in PUBG, Sniper 3D, Fortnite, Real Racing 3, Mortal Kombat, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Minecraft Bedrock, Call of Duty: Mobile etc.

   After reading the results of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which chip is better to buy A12 Bionic or A12X Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Madout2, Need for Speed No Limits, Asphalt 9.

 
Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12X Bionic

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
A12 Bionic81% A12X Bionic99%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A12 Bionic77% A12X Bionic99%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A12 Bionic76% A12X Bionic97%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A12 Bionic A12X Bionic
Total score419987673441
CPU177628188899
GPU205059344837
MEM10790965022
UX9400977176

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A12 Bionic A12X Bionic
Single-Core9001152
Multi-Core29704435

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A12 Bionic A12X Bionic
Frequency2490 MHz2490 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count6900 millions10000 millions
Core configuration2x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
4x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
Max. Memory12 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency21332133
Memory bandwidth34.142
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache128 KB48 KB
L2 cache8 MB4 MB
L3 cache8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.3-AARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Another difference is that A12 Bionic has 2 more core than A12X Bionic. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A12 BionicApple A12X Bionic
GPU Frequency2500 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS5861360
# of Cores47
# of Shader Units
Display2688 x 1242 pixels2732 x 2048 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile27.426.6
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)54.279.8
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra56.348.9
Call of Duty: Mobile40.944.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)45.368.1
Minecraft: Pocket Edition74.599.3
Real Racing 384.585.6
Sniper 3D10763.6
Need for Speed No Limits67.678.2
Mortal Kombat X64.756.2
CSR Racing 278.863.6
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPApple ISP
Video Encoding FPS960960
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemIntel XMM 7560 LTEIntel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed1000 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed350 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo, GLONASS, Beidou, GPSGalileo, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A12 Bionic is better: 9
The number of parameters for which Apple A12X Bionic is better: 22
   You need to know that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of parallel comparison and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both processors think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
• Antutu 8


CPU Versus Battle
• Snapdragon 875 Vs A12 Bionic
• Apple A12Z Bionic Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• HiSilicon Kirin 9000 Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• HiSilicon Kirin 9000E Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Samsung Exynos 1080 Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Samsung Exynos 2100 Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Samsung Exynos 2000 Vs Apple A12 Bionic

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• Antutu 8
• GeekBench 5 mobile


CPU Versus Battle
• Apple M1 Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Snapdragon 875 Vs A12X Bionic
• Apple A12Z Bionic Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• HiSilicon Kirin 9000 Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• HiSilicon Kirin 9000E Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Samsung Exynos 1080 Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Samsung Exynos 2100 Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Vs Apple A12X Bionic
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