61points

Apple A12 Bionic

51points

Apple A9X

Comparison winner
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60 facts in comparison

Apple A12 Bionic vs Apple A9X

Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A9X

Why is Apple A12 Bionic better than Apple A9X?

  • 2.52x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 2.26GHz
  • 9nm smaller semiconductor size
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    7nmvs16nm
  • 4 more CPU threads
    ?

    6vs2
  • Uses big.LITTLE technology
    ?

Why is Apple A9X better than Apple A12 Bionic?

Price comparison

Apple A12 Bionic

ProductStorePrice
Apple A12 Bionic amazonApple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Ren...Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
amazon logo
$123
Apple A12 Bionic amazonApple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (...Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (Renewed)
amazon logo
$206
Apple A12 Bionic amazonApple AirPods (3rd Generation) (Renewed)...Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$125
Apple A12 Bionic amazonStylus Pen for iPad with Palm Rejection,...Stylus Pen for iPad with Palm Rejection, Active Pencil Compatible with (2018-2022) Apple iPad Pro (11/12.9 Inch),iPad Air 3rd/4th Gen,iPad 6/7/8th Gen,iPad Mini 5th Gen for Precise Writing/Drawing
amazon logo
$28
Apple A12 Bionic amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
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$190
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple A12 Bionic
9.6
5 User reviews
Apple A12 Bionic
9.6/10
5 User reviews
Apple A9X
0.0
0 User reviews
Apple A9X
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Gaming

8.6/10
5 votes
No reviews yet
 

Performance

9.0/10
5 votes
No reviews yet
 

Comments

Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

8 / 10

Still Great For Normal Day to Day Usage (2022)

Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

8 / 10

I own an iPhone XS and I must say, even after all these years, the A12 Bonnie has held up quite well. for example, opening apps is still relatively snappy. of course it isn't as fast as the latest apple chips but it is still a great performer. tasks such as FaceTiming, Texting, Calling is easy for this chip, but I do notice that it starts to heat up a decent bit when peforming tasks such as calling, FaceTiming and gaming. About gaming... it's performance is pretty good and still holds up well in 2022. In a 1st person shooter game, frame rate remains respectable until it has to render multiple objects on screen, which causes it to have a very noticeable frame rate drop. My biggest problem is the heat the chip generates. It gets so hot to the touch it ever so slightly provides a mild burning discomfort if held long enough without a case. Battery life is decent but I cannot give a definitive answer as my phone as aged considerably. Apart with the slight thermal issue for certain tasks, the A12 Bionic is still a solid performer, even in 2022.

Pros

  • Still relatively fast
  • Decent battery usage

Cons

  • Thermals (iPhone XS)
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Ignatius

Ignatius

4 months ago

10 / 10

Untuk gaming masih bagus dan worth it

Ignatius

Ignatius

4 months ago

10 / 10

Pengalaman saya pakai a12 bionic sih bnr2 sangat nyaman ap lg buat game wahhhh gilaaaa kenceng

Pros

  • Kenceng buat gaming
  • Buat driver setiap hari enak

Cons

    0 users found this helpful
    Shadow

    Shadow

    3 months ago

    10 / 10

    Great CPU

    Shadow

    Shadow

    3 months ago

    10 / 10

    amazing cpu almost impossible to get a stutter out of it

    Pros

    • Performance

    Cons

    • Price
    0 users found this helpful

    General info

    1.Supports 64-bit
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
    2.Has integrated graphics
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
    Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
    4.GPU clock speed

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
    5.DirectX version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
    6.has 5G support
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
    7.GPU turbo

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
    8.OpenGL ES version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    3.1

    OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
    9.OpenCL version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    1.2

    Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

    Performance

    1.CPU speed

    2 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.6GHz

    2 x 2.26GHz

    The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
    More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
    3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
    4.Uses HMP
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilize all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
    5.turbo clock speed

    2.49GHz

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
    6.L2 cache

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    7.L1 cache

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    8.clock multiplier

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
    9.L3 cache

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

    Memory

    1.RAM speed

    2133MHz

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
    2.DDR memory version

    4

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
    3.maximum memory amount

    12GB

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
    4.maximum memory bandwidth

    34.1GB/s

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
    5.memory channels

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    2

    More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
    6.eMMC version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
    7.Supports ECC memory
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

    Features

    1.Has integrated LTE
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
    2.download speed

    1000MBits/s

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
    3.upload speed

    150MBits/s

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
    4.Has TrustZone
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
    5.uses multithreading
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
    6.Has NX bit
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
    7.bits executed at a time

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    128

    NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
    8.Has AES
    Apple A12 Bionic
    Apple A9X
    AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
    9.VFP version

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    4

    Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.

    Benchmarks

    1.Geekbench 5 result (single)

    1108

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    2.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

    2543

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    3.PassMark result

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
    4.PassMark result (single)

    1879

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
    5.PassMark result (overclocked)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A12 Bionic)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9X)

    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

    Price comparison

    Apple A12 Bionic

    ProductStorePrice
    Apple A12 Bionic amazonApple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Ren...Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
    amazon logo
    $123
    Apple A12 Bionic amazonApple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (...Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Silver - WiFi (Renewed)
    amazon logo
    $206
    Apple A12 Bionic amazonApple AirPods (3rd Generation) (Renewed)...Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) (Renewed)
    amazon logo
    $125
    Apple A12 Bionic amazonStylus Pen for iPad with Palm Rejection,...Stylus Pen for iPad with Palm Rejection, Active Pencil Compatible with (2018-2022) Apple iPad Pro (11/12.9 Inch),iPad Air 3rd/4th Gen,iPad 6/7/8th Gen,iPad Mini 5th Gen for Precise Writing/Drawing
    amazon logo
    $28
    Apple A12 Bionic amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
    amazon logo
    $190

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