Apple A12Z physically identical to A12X but with all eight GPU cores enabled

Apple recently introduced its A12Z Bionic chipset on the 2020 iPad Pro models. The similar naming to the A12X Bionic found on the 2018 models and the rather modest improvement in performance made people wonder if these two chips are largely similar.

Turns out, they are basically identical. According to a die shot by the silicone analysis firm TechInsights, the A12Z and A12X have the same die structure when seen up close, including the eight GPU core clusters and their positioning on either chipsets.

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