Apple has now revealed the latest generation of Apple iPad Pros. Both 12.9-inch and 11-inch models of iPad Pro have been refreshed with the latest specs. The devices now feature a new A12Z chipset. New AnTuTu benchmark test for the smaller 11-inch model throws some light on the performance.
The new scores depict more or less a similar CPU performance on the new Apple iPad Pro 2020 as compared to the last year’s iPad Pro. However, what’s noticeable is a 9% boost in GPU performance. The iPad Pro from the last year was already pretty good at handling graphics. The new one, moreover, does one better.
The new score of 7,12,218 on ATuTu is the highest score the benchmarking tool has seen. The score is also almost around 1,00,000 points ahead of the flagship Snapdragon 865 supported Android smartphones of 2020. Although, remember that benchmark scores are not always the ideal way to compare performance.
Apple A12Z Vs A13 Chipset
By the company nomenclature for its chipset, it may seem that the iPhone 11 series has the most powerful processors of the lot. However, this is not the case. The iPhone 11 series with the chipset of A13 is actually not as powerful as the A12X or the recent A12Z chipset.
For context, iPhone 11’s A13 chipset features a six-core CPU and a four-core GPU. On the other hand, the A12X processor found on the last year’s iPad Pro has an eight-core CPU and a seven core GPU. Moreover, the new A12Z processor on the latest iPad Pro 2020 has both an eight-core GPU an eight-core CPU.
There are, of course, other performance elements to factor in. Based on the core count, the Apple 12Z is more powerful than the A13 and the A12X. Furthermore, the Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 has 6GB RAM. This is the 2GB more than the RAM reserves on the last year’s iPad Pro. The new tablets also run on iOS 13.4, which is yet to be released for other devices.