From WikiChip
A12Z Bionic - Apple
< apple‎ | ax

Edit Values
A12Z Bionic
General Info
DesignerApple
ManufacturerTSMC
Model NumberA12Z Bionic
Part NumberTBD
MarketMobile
IntroductionMarch 18, 2020 (announced)
March 25, 2020 (launched)
General Specs
FamilyAx
FrequencyTBD MHz (big), TBD MHz (little)
Microarchitecture
ISAARMv8.3 (ARM)
Core NameVortex, Tempest
Process7 nm
TransistorsTBD
TechnologyCMOS
DieTBD mm²
N/A × N/A
Word Size64 bit
Cores8
Threads8
Multiprocessing
Max SMP1-Way (Uniprocessor)
Succession
Contemporary
A13

A12Z Bionic is a 64-bit octa-core ARM mobile system on a chip introduced by Apple in early 2020 as a successor to the A12X.

Overview[edit]

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."


Apple A12Z


ISP[edit]

Odds are that the A12Z incorporates an Apple image signal processor with depth engine... something has to be processing its LiDAR data.

Integrated Graphics[edit]

The A12Z's Apple-designed graphics processor is an eight-core design, an increase over the A12X's seven-core GPU.

Neural Engine[edit]

Continuing the 'Bionic' namesake, the A12Z features a neural engine one may presume is similar to that on the A12X.

Utilizing devices[edit]

  • iPad Pro 11" (2nd gen)
  • iPad Pro 12.9" (4th gen)

Bibliography[edit]

Facts about "A12Z Bionic - Apple"
core count8 +
core nameVortex + and Tempest +
designerApple +
familyAx +
first announcedMarch 18, 2020 +
first launchedMarch 25, 2020 +
full page nameapple/ax/a12z +
instance ofmicroprocessor +
isaARMv8.3 +
isa familyARM +
ldateMarch 25, 2020 +
manufacturerTSMC +
market segmentMobile +
max cpu count1 +
model numberA12Z Bionic +
nameA12Z Bionic +
part numberTBD +
process7 nm (0.007 μm, 7.0e-6 mm) +
smp max ways1 +
technologyCMOS +
thread count8 +
used byiPad Pro 11" (2nd gen) + and iPad Pro 12.9" (4th gen) +
word size64 bit (8 octets, 16 nibbles) +