Apple A12 Bionic vs Intel Core m3-7Y30

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal computers, the Intel Core m3-7Y30 and the Apple A12 Bionic. The first has 2 cores, 4 threads, a base frequency of 1.0 GHz, a turbo frequency of 2.6 GHz, a cache of 4 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.


Processor Apple A12 Bionic Intel Core m3-7Y30
Family Ax Kaby Lake
Release date Q3 2018 Q3 2016
Lithography 7 nm 14 nm
Cores 6 2
Threads 6 4
Base frequency 1.6 GHz 1.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.5 GHz 2.6 GHz
Details 2x Vortex @2.5 GHz
4x Tempest @1.6 GHz
Cache 8 MB 4 MB
Max memory size 4 GB 16 GB
Memory types LPDDR4X LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Max PCIe lanes NA 10
TDP NA 4.5 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,695 2,857
Geekbench 4 multi-core 10,985 5,728
Price NA
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We notice that the processor Apple A12 Bionic has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core m3-7Y30 is higher. The Apple A12 Bionic is more recent.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – iOS 64-bit & Mac OS X 64-bit
Apple A12 Bionic  4,695
Intel Core m3-7Y30  2,857

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 64%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 92%.


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