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Apple A12Z Bionic vs Apple A14 Bionic benchmark which processor is better

Apple A12Z Bionic vs Apple A14 Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Full data of speed tests and benchmarks Apple A12Z Bionic vs Apple A14 Bionic, comparison of GPUs Apple A14 Bionic and Apple A12Z Bionic.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: A12Z Bionic is octa-core (Vortex) and A14 Bionic is gexa-core (Icestorm). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.

   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in software tests such as PassMark, Neocore, Octane V2, AnTuTu, PCMark, Quadrant, GFXBench, 3DMark, Geekbench, Mozilla Kraken, WebXPRT 3, Vellamo, and how good the chips are in games Real Racing 3, Mortal Kombat, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG, Sniper 3D, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Minecraft Bedrock etc.

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processors is better to buy A12Z Bionic or A14 Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: Need for Speed No Limits, Madout2, Asphalt 9, CSR Racing 2.


 
Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A14 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
A12Z Bionic99% A14 Bionic96%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A12Z Bionic99% A14 Bionic92%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A12Z Bionic95% A14 Bionic90%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A12Z Bionic A14 Bionic
Total score729707571583
CPU204317160050
GPU277290217206
MEM11675391462
UX131357102894

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A12Z Bionic A14 Bionic
Single-Core13321621
Multi-Core46614180

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A12Z Bionic A14 Bionic
Frequency2490 MHz3000 MHz
Cores86
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm5 nm
Transistors count10000 millions11800000 millions
Core configuration4x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
8x3 GHz Icestorm
4x1.8 GHz Firestorm
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
Max. Memory16 Gb6 Gb
Memory Frequency21334266
Memory bandwidth4242.7
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache48 KB
L2 cache4 MB
L3 cache8 MB8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.4-AARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A14 Bionic is 17% better than A12Z Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A12Z Bionic has -2 more core than A14 Bionic. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A12Z BionicApple A14 Bionic
GPU Frequency2500 MHz3000 MHz
GFloPS14861480
# of Cores84
# of Shader Units
Display2732 x 2048 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 Mobile28.828.8
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)86.560.9
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra52.456.3
Call of Duty: Mobile48.457.5
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)74.947.5
Minecraft: Pocket Edition107.774.8
Real Racing 3104.898.5
Sniper 3D115.373.2
Need for Speed No Limits62.967.6
Mortal Kombat X83.873.2
CSR Racing 268.167.6
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 LTESnapdragon X60 5G
Download speed1000 MBit/s.7500 MBit/s.
Upload speed350 MBit/s.3000 MBit/s.
NavigationBeidou, GPS, GLONASS, GalileoNavIC enabled, GNSS, NavIC, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, Galileo, GPS, QZSS, SBAS, Beidou
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportNoYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A12Z Bionic is better: 19
The number of parameters for which Apple A14 Bionic is better: 13
   You need to understand that you should not blindly trust the automatic comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of joint comparison and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
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• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile


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