|Model Number||A12Z Bionic|
|Introduction||March 18, 2020 (announced)|
March 25, 2020 (launched)
|Frequency||TBD MHz (big), TBD MHz (little)|
|Core Name||Vortex, Tempest|
N/A × N/A
|Word Size||64 bit|
|Max SMP||1-Way (Uniprocessor)|
Likely fabricated on the TSMC 7 nm process and integrating at least 10 billion transistors, the A12Z features four big Vortex cores along with four little Tempest high-efficiency cores. It is probable that all CPU cores can operate concurrently, as they do on the A12X.
The A12Z features an Apple-designed graphics processor, Apple's neural processor, an improved thermal architecture, and "tuned performance controllers."
Odds are that the A12Z incorporates an Apple image signal processor with depth engine... something has to be processing its LiDAR data.
The A12Z's Apple-designed graphics processor is an eight-core design, an increase over the A12X's seven-core GPU.
- iPad Pro 11" (2nd gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9" (4th gen)
|core count||8 +|
|core name||Vortex + and Tempest +|
|first announced||March 18, 2020 +|
|first launched||March 25, 2020 +|
|full page name||apple/ax/a12z +|
|instance of||microprocessor +|
|isa family||ARM +|
|ldate||March 25, 2020 +|
|market segment||Mobile +|
|max cpu count||1 +|
|model number||A12Z Bionic +|
|name||A12Z Bionic +|
|part number||TBD +|
|process||7 nm (0.007 μm, 7.0e-6 mm) +|
|smp max ways||1 +|
|thread count||8 +|
|used by||iPad Pro 11" (2nd gen) + and iPad Pro 12.9" (4th gen) +|
|word size||64 bit (8 octets, 16 nibbles) +|