Apple A12Z Bionic in 1 Benchmarks. 7 nm, 1.59 GHz

Apple A12Z Bionic Testing in 1 Benchmarks. Specifications: The architecture is A12 , the number of cores is 8, and the number of threads is 8. The base clock speed of Apple A12Z Bionic is 1.59 GHz. The model supports motherboards with a socket of N/A. The Supported Memory Type is LPDDR4X-4266 (maximum 16 GB).  PCIe version is .

Basic specifications Apple A12Z Bionic

Apple A12Z Bionic technical specifications and performance testing in benchmarks will open you to all the advantages and disadvantages of Apple A12Z Bionic. Please learn the key figures of the clock speed and L2/L3 cache and make the right decision.

Technical specs

The general technical information depicts the base data of a CPU’s number of cores and threads, and base and turbo-boost clock speed. Here are key features influencing the performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 4x Vortex
B core: 4x Tempest
C core: --
Hyperthreading: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.59 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 2.49 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): 2.49 GHz

CPU generation and family

The generation of a Apple A12Z Bionic CPU, the segment of usage (computer, server or mobile type), the preceding model of a CPU, and its successor.

Name: Apple A12Z Bionic
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A12/A12X/A12Z
Generation: 9
Segment: Mobile
Predecessor: Apple A10X Fusion
Successor: --


Not every CPU is equipped with a built-in graphic core. However, if Apple A12Z Bionic has internal graphics, it is another advantage. Please pay attention to the base and turbo clock speed of the graphic core.

GPU name: Apple A12Z
GPU frequency: 1.59 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 2.49 GHz
Execution units: 8
Max. GPU Memory: 6 GB
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 9
Direct X: --
Technology: 7 nm
Release date: Q1/2020

Hardware codec support

Technical information that does not affect the final performance.

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 Specifications

Which memory does Apple A12Z Bionic support? How many channels are operated and how large the memory capacity can be to build in the motherboard? Here are the general data on the capacity and other technology.

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2

Thermal Management (TDP)

TDP shows which cooling system is necessary for a Apple A12Z Bionic CPU. It stands for Thermal Design Power. Here are all the CPU specifications: the maximum temperature, the approximate thermal calculation for power supply and others.

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

Additional specifications

Apple A12Z Bionic technical specifications contain the general data on the technological process of chip production (in nanometer), the cache of L2/L3, the architecture of the central core and ISA extension.

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
L2-Cache: 8.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: A12
Technology: 7 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q1/2020
Part Number: --

Use Conditions

Used in: Apple iPad Pro 2020

AnTuTu 8 benchmark Apple A12Z Bionic

Here is the evaluation of the mobile processor in the professional benchmark of AnTuTu 8. AnTuTu 8 show the high speed of cores, memory, and graphics chips in mobile segments. We recommend learning the results and comparing them if necessary.