Apple A12 Bionic vs Intel Core i9-9990XE: specifications

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Core i9-9990XE on one hand, and the Apple A12 Bionic on the other hand. The first has a total of 14 cores, 28 threads, a maximum frequency of 5.1 GHz. The second has 6 cores, 6 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 2.5 GHz. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor Apple A12 Bionic Intel Core i9-9990XE
Family Ax Skylake-X
Release date Q3 2018 Q1 2019
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 14 nm++
Transistors 6,900,000,000 NA
Cores 6 14
Threads 6 28
Base frequency 1.6 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.5 GHz 5.1 GHz
Details 2x Vortex @2.49 GHz
4x Tempest @1.59 GHz
Cache 8 MB 19.25 MB
Max memory size 4 GB 128 GB
Memory types LPDDR4X-2133 DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes NA 44
TDP NA 255 W
Geekbench 4 single-core 4,695 6,179
Geekbench 4 multi-core 10,985 49,284
Price NA $2,300
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Intel Core i9-9990XE has a larger number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-9990XE is bigger, that the TDP of the Apple A12 Bionic is lower. The Intel Core i9-9990XE was launched more recently.

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