A12Z Bionic Boasts Powerful performance in new benchmarks

The previous benchmark results of the Apple’s Developer Transition Kit (Mac mini) that houses an A12Z were not up to an expectation that people have from a Mac, but now, the expectations are oozing high after the new benchmarks are revealed. The translation of the apps to it’s the Domestic Apple OS has been done through Rosetta 2 (Translation Layer).

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The translation layer was the key to getting excellent benchmark scores on the Mac Mini A12z Bionic. The Geekbench 5 Pro app, running on the Mac after being optimized for the OS, showed some breathtaking results. The previous benchmark scores were 833 single-core and 2582 multi-core. The same machine achieved a 1098 single-core and a 4555 multi-core score respectively which is a big jump from the previous scores.

Apps translated through the Rosetta 2 were being used in the new benchmarks. However, the Mac Mini A12Z Bionic was still able to beat the Surface Pro X, even though it was using 4 cores compared to the 8 cores being used in the custom SQ1 running in the Microsofts’ ARM-based tablet. A12Z GPU beats the GPU scores of both Ryzen 5 4500U’s and Core i7-1065G7’s during an OpencCL test.

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These awesome results are expected to get even better by the time the first ARM-based consumer ready Mac will arrive. The upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro is rumored to have custom ARM chip that will include 50% more cores than the A12Z Bionic. It means it will have a total of 12 cores.