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Apple A12 Bionic

Apple A12 Bionic

SKU: Apple A12 Bionic
Brand: Apple
Category: Processor
  • Chipset Name Apple A12 Bionic
  • CPU SPEED 2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex and 4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
  • GPU Apple A12 Bionic 4-core GPU

MIraq Score

  • CPU 7 / 10
  • GPU 6 / 10
  • NPU 6 / 10
  • Battery life 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 5 / 10
  • feature 6 / 10

Apple A12 Bionic Specification

The Apple A12 Bionic is a Flagship ARM-based Apple custom design, 64-Bit Mobile Processor(SoC), launched on September 12, 2018. Apple A12 Bionic Specification includes a powerful Hexa-core CPU, built-in 7-nm process technology, balances between 2 high-performance cores called Vortex running at 2.49 GHz and 4 power-efficient cores called Tempest running at 1.6 GHz (2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex and 4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest).

It contains 6.9 billion transistors and an 8-core Neural Engine, that can perform 5 trillion operations per second (TOPS). It supports 2133 MHz LPDDR4X RAM (dual-channel) up to 12 GB. In addition to the Hexa-core CPU, the SoC comes with an integrated Apple Custom 4‑core GPU.

The SoC also comes with an Apple modem ( GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE) and Apple wireless system that supports Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Apple A12 Bionic Benchmark

The A12 Bionic benchmark scores are impressive in various tests. The Apple A12 Bionic Antutu Score is 529572. In A12 Bionic Geekbench, (a benchmark that measures CPU performance) the score for Single-Core is 1125 and the Multi-Core score is 2935.

If you are considering purchasing a smartphone powered by the A12 Bionic Processor. In that case, it is a good idea to check out the specification sheet to get a detailed understanding of the processor’s capabilities.

Here is a list of smartphones with A12 Bionic processors.

Smartphones with A12 BionicAnTuTu v9
1. Apple iPhone XS Max540950
2. Apple iPhone XS530688
3. Apple iPhone XR511183

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Manufacturer Apple
Announced 12 September, 2018
Model A12 Bionic
Class Flagship


Size 7nm
Cores 6
CPU Configuration 2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex and 4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
High Frequency 2490 MHz
Performance Core 2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex
Power Efficient Core 4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Instruction set ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
L1 Cache 128 KB
L2 cache 8 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 6 W
Storage Type NVMe


GPU Apple A12 Bionic 4-core GPU
GPU frequency 1125 MHz
OpenCL Version 2.0
DirectX Support 12
Vulkan version 1.1
Shading units 256
Video Encoding H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Video Playback HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG


APU / NPU / AI Proc. / Neural IP Apple 8-core Neural Engine
TOPS Speed 5


RAM frequency 2133 MHz
RAM Max 12 GB
Max Bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s
Bus Speed 1x 64 Bit


Cellular Modem Apple 4G Modem
Cellular Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (some models)
Gigabit-class LTE3
5G Modem
5G mmWave
5G sub-6 GHz
Download Speed Up to 1000 Mbps
Upload Speed Up to 150 Mbps
Dual SIM

Wireless System

wireless System Apple Wireless Chip
Wi-Fi Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Wi-Fi 7
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
USB Lightning, USB 2.0


Single Camera 12MP
Multi Camera 12MP + 12MP
Video capture 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Video Codec H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG

Display and Audio Support

Display Support 2688 x 1242
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Audio Playback Protected AAC, AAC‑LC, Apple Lossless, HE‑AAC, Linear PCM, AAX и AAX+, HE‑AAC v2, MP3


Security Features Apple Face ID and Touch ID
Fingerprint Sensor
Face Detection



AnTuTu benchmark scores 529572
Geekbench scores Single-Core Score - 1125
Multi-Core Score - 2935
3DMark 5237


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