|Model Number||A12X Bionic|
|Introduction||October 30, 2018 (announced)|
November 7, 2018 (launched)
|Core Name||Vortex, Tempest|
N/A × N/A
|Word Size||64 bit|
|Max CPUs||1 (Uniprocessor)|
Fabricated on TSMC 7 nm process and integrating over 10 billion transistors, the A12X features four big Vortex cores along with four little Tempest high-efficiency cores. Apple claims that single-core performance is 35% faster than the A10X, while the increased core count improves multi-core performance by up to 90%. All eight cores can operate concurrently.
The A12X incorporates Apple's image signal processor (ISP), codename Petra. The ISP is said to deliver a faster depth engine and improved video processor.
The A12X incorporates an Apple-designed graphics processor which features tessellation, multi-layer rendering, and lossless memory compression. The GPU is a seven-core design and is said to deliver twice the performance of the A10X. Apple characterizes this as "XBox One S-class graphics performance".
The A12X chip features a neural engine codenamed Quin. The engine is capable of processing 5 trillion 8-bit operations per second, identical to the A12. Apple states this is an 8-core design, an increase from the A11's dual-core NPU.
- iPad Pro 11"
- iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd gen)
- Apple Keynote. (October 30, 2018). Apple Special Event.
|core count||8 +|
|core name||Vortex + and Tempest +|
|die area||122 mm² (0.189 in², 1.22 cm², 122,000,000 µm²) +|
|first announced||October 30, 2018 +|
|first launched||November 7, 2018 +|
|full page name||apple/ax/a12x +|
|instance of||microprocessor +|
|isa family||ARM +|
|ldate||November 7, 2018 +|
|market segment||Mobile +|
|max cpu count||1 +|
|microarchitecture||Vortex + and Tempest +|
|model number||A12X Bionic +|
|name||A12X Bionic +|
|process||7 nm (0.007 μm, 7.0e-6 mm) +|
|thread count||8 +|
|transistor count||10,000,000,000 +|
|used by||iPad Pro 11" + and iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd gen) +|
|word size||64 bit (8 octets, 16 nibbles) +|