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The A12Z Bionic chip in the iPad Pro (2020) is very similar to the previous generation according to the first benchmarks

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A Reddit user named Zindexed has received his new iPad Pro (2020) one day earlier than expected. Thanks to this, he has been able to run different benchmarks to check the power of the A12Z Bionic processor on these new iPad Pro. And the result leaves no room for doubt: it’s a chip very similar to the previous one, slightly more powerful.

The A12Z Bionic chip in the iPad Pro (2020) is very similar to the previous generation according to the first benchmarks
The A12Z Bionic chip in the iPad Pro (2020) is very similar to the previous generation according to the first benchmarks

According to the user, his order was scheduled for delivery on March 26 , and finally arrived yesterday. After posting the photos on this forum, other users asked him to run benchmarks like Antutu or Geekbench. The result was the following (source):

The 2018 iPad Pro’s A12X Bionic scores around 1110 points on the single-core test and 4673 on the multi-core test. As can be seen, the result is practically the same in both models. In the computing power test, the 2020 iPad Pro scored 9,894 points , compared to 9,146 for the previous generation.

Here you can see the difference between the two processors. The A12X Bionic has 7 graphics cores, while the A12Z Bionic has 8 cores . As for the Antutu tests, the results are as follows:

  • CPU: 187,648 vs 184,553 of the previous model.
  • GPU: 348,519 vs. 357,335 of the previous model
  • Memory: 71,476 vs 90,598 of the previous model.

As we said before, these tests still have to be adjusted to the peculiarities of the new models. But what is clear is that are very similar to the results obtained by the previous generation.

At AppleThis is how the new iPad Pro (2020) compares to the previous generation

The A12Z Bionic chip is based on the same processor that debuted on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max in 2018. It was expected that this iPad Pro model would have a chip from the A13 Bionic , the one released on last year’s iPhones. But in the end it didn’t.

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