The New iPad Mini With Retina Display is About 5x Faster Than the Original iPad Mini
Apple’s highly anticipated iPad Mini with retina display went on sale last night via Apple’s Online Store
, and benchmarks are already becoming available for the new device.
Apple’s iPad Mini with retina display houses a dual-core 64-bit A7 chip, which is the same chip that is found in apple’s iPhone 5s. The A7 chip is also found in Apple’s iPad Air, but the iPad Air version of the chip is clocked at 1.4Ghz, while the iPhone 5s and iPad Mini with retina display version of the chip is clocked at 1.3Ghz.
Notably, the new A7 chip gives the iPad Mini with retina display a huge
boost in speed when compared to the original iPad Mini. As MacRumors
reports, the original iPad Mini received a single-core score of 261 and a multi-core score of 493, but as we can see from the benchmarks above, the new iPad Mini with retina display receives a single-core score of 1390 and a multi-core score of 2512, which is around five times faster.
The benchmarks were made with the popular benchmarking tool known as Geekbench, which is available in the App Store
for 99˘. Geekbench was recently updated to version 3
with an all-new design and support for iOS 7 devices and the 64-bit architecture.
If you're wanting to purchase an iPad Mini with retina display, you may want to get your order in as soon as possible. Supply for the new device is expected to be very slim this holiday season.