The iPad Pro 2020, an upgraded version of the iPad Pro line, came out with the new Bionic A12Z processor. But it turns out the performance of this new processor is not much improved compared to the Bionic A12X processor inside devices like the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched in 2018.
The leaked AnTuTu benchmark score shows that, despite reaching a score of 712,218, it is only about 1% better than the Bionic A12X with a score of 705,585.
Although they’re not much difference in processing speed, if you look deeper into the comparison of benchmarks, the iPad Pro 2020 is significantly more powerful in GPU performance, with a score of about 9% higher than its previous predecessor. The iPad Pro 2020’s GPU has a score of 373,781, while its predecessor has a score of 345,016.
The higher GPU score is not only good for 3D gaming and application experiences but also augmented reality features coming soon.
Although it is a new generation of processors, it does not mean that Bionic A12Z scores are better than Bionic A12X. In CPU and UX tests, the score of Bionic A12Z is slightly lower than that of A12X. Even in the MEM memory speed test – 74,998 points – is 20% worse than the 2018 iPad Pro, which has a score of 95,118 points.
The above scores show that, except for a significant improvement in GPU performance, the processor on the version 2020 of iPad Pro does not improve much in speed compared to the iPad Pro line released in 2018. Even so, for daily use, it is difficult for users to recognize these speed differences. Therefore, the benefit of adding a LiDAR scanner to the camera cluster can overcome these differences and is a compelling reason for users to upgrade.