Apple A12 Bionic vs Intel Core i9-9960X


Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i9-9960X and the Apple A12 Bionic. The first has 16 cores, 32 threads, a base frequency of 3.1 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz, a cache of 22 MB. The second has more than 6 cores, a total of 6 threads, its initial frequency is 1.6 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 2.5 GHz, its cache is 8 MB.

Specifications:

Processor Apple A12 Bionic Intel Core i9-9960X
Family Ax Skylake-X
Release date Q3 2018 Q4 2018
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 14 nm++
Cores 6 16
Threads 6 32
Base frequency 1.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Details 2x Vortex @2.5 GHz
4x Tempest @1.6 GHz
NA
Cache 8 MB 22 MB
Max memory size 4 GB 128 GB
Memory types LPDDR4X DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes NA 44
TDP NA 165 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,695 5,757
Geekbench 4 multi-core 10,985 49,203
Price NA $2,379
Amazon Apple A12 Bionic Intel Core i9-9960X
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We notice that the processor Intel Core i9-9960X has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-9960X is higher. Both have been produced the same year.

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Performances:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Mac OS X 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
Intel Core i9-9960X  5,757
 49,203
Apple A12 Bionic  4,695
 10,985

This graph allows us to better evaluate the power comparison between the two chips. For each value, it is an average of the last 250 results on the benchmark platform. We observe that the difference in single core is 23%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 348%.

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