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03-13-2012, 10:00 AM #1
The New iPad Benchmarked: Specs Revealed
Some people around the globe appear to be getting the new iPad prematurely. After the event one person did, they downloaded a popular benchmark application dubbed Geekbench from the App Store and ran the benchmark test to see what kind of hardware the new iPad contains under the hood.
The number crunching confirms the new iPad to encompass 1GB of RAM, which was a rumor floating around after its announcement at Apple’s keynote event when Mike Capps from Epic Games stated, "This new device has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3.”
Additionally, the A5X chip, which powers the new iPad, runs at the same clock speed as the iPad 2’s A5 chip did at 1GHz. The benchmark number of 756 shows us that the overall speed of the new iPad won’t differ that much from the iPad 2 being that the A5X chip is nothing more than a modified A5 chip and not a total redesign. Citing 9to5Mac, the iPad 2 also reached the mid 700’s in benchmark scoring.
The only thing not taken into account by the Geekbench benchmark would be the quad-core graphics in the A5X chip. The iPad 2 only carries dual-core graphics and still managed to give us optimal performance. With the new iPad carrying a retina display and needing a more powerful graphics solution, the quad core graphics should not only take care of that, but also give the new iPad some more staggering graphics performance in gaming than the iPad 2, which Apple also bragged about at the keynote:
03-13-2012, 10:12 AM #2
03-13-2012, 10:32 AM #3
Honestly who cares if it has a higher screen res than a console, consumer grade TV's are only 1080p and the graphics processor in the consoles will still spank the A5X.
03-13-2012, 10:41 AM #4
03-13-2012, 11:13 AM #5
Can't display it on big screen since highest res television is 1080P, you are limited to this SMALL screen.
Because of the resolution the playback from videos is going to be smaller on the screen, when maximized to large screen it will be just as grainy.
Remote desktop at high resolution on a SMALL screen is not going to be awesome, everything you try to access is so small you might touch the wrong file instead of the you wanted to open. Already tried remote in on my computer with Dell 30" IPS monitor with super high resolution setting.
So basically all this is good for is books and apps, its nice to look at but that is about it.
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03-13-2012, 11:46 AM #7
I just benched my 4s and got a score of 630. It amazes me how much power the 4s has....a truly remarkable piece of technology in the palm of your hand. I assume the iphone 5 will have same innards as the ipad. Apple better gives us a 4.7 inch screen next time.....or I swear....I'll..........
03-13-2012, 12:55 PM #8
That slide Apple used is such crap. The Tegra 3 blows the A5 out of the water in every benchmark. I wonder how the new iPad actually compares to the Tegra 3 since apple's comparison slides are clearly just created out of thin air. I sold my iPad 2 for the Asus Prime and I've never looked back. Still believe my 4s is the best phone on the market though.
03-13-2012, 01:06 PM #9
Actually the Xbox 360 & PS3 would have to actually have a screen Oo they don't so you cannot compare that to an iPad.
There is absolutely no need for a screen that Rez on a 9.7" tablet my iPad 2 has a perfect screen Rez for using it at arms length or elbows length, just another crappy addition to the Specs & we the rest of the none sheep will have to suffer with apps 2x the size because of this screen :@ 16gbs only goes so far.
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03-13-2012, 01:28 PM #13
I also find it funny that Geekbench scores are calibrated using the 2003 entry-level Power Mac G5 as a baseline with a score of 1,000 points.
Amazing the computing power in a mobile device these days
03-13-2012, 01:33 PM #14
i still find it odd that people are expecting the same graphics smoothness
ipad 2 - ipad 3
1 graphics - 4 graphics
2 graphic-power - 4 graphic-power
2 graphic-power per graphic - 1 graphic-power per graphic
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03-13-2012, 01:36 PM #15
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03-13-2012, 01:45 PM #16
03-13-2012, 01:50 PM #17
sorry it was means as graphic cores, fixed in original post
and like i said you're gonna notice it when theres alot of changing graphics on the screen, and earlie tester on the 45 minute press demo noticed it when opening alot of apps or scrolling through alot of pages in a pdf
03-13-2012, 01:56 PM #18
03-13-2012, 02:06 PM #19
the original article is here: Hands-on: Apples nieuwste iPad | Tot slot | Electronics | Tweakers.net Reviews
it was written bij arnoudwokke who later comments (google translate)
It is not all that slow. He seems as fast as the iPhone 2, but when performing some tasks he can just not keep up - as also the hands-on state. So what exactly is going on, we must examine if we get review sample later this monthThere are ways during a brief hands-on for about tablet to the utmost to exaggerate actions quickly, quickly scroll through a lot of graphics, quickly zoom in and out on photos and other such matters. These are things I always during a hands-on output if it is possible.
Browsing is simply not to be tested: the iPads that there were, hung on HSPA + or a separate Wi-Fi network and browsing you are, mostly to the connection speed to watch.
I suspect that the other journalists present, including Joshua Topolsky The Verge (of whom I rarely heard a cautionary note in the hands-on of an Apple product), the new iPhone to the utmost to drift.
I was curious about it specifically, because the gpu a minor upgrade seems to have had over the screen. And because the gpu the elements in the interface controls, something that seemed to good to try. Indeed, if you click around a bit and nothing else does, there is little to worry about. I hope everyone in the reviews coming weeks is going to see what the impact of the resolution on the performance of the iPad, because I am very curious.
I hope that clarify's that I'm not just a rambling apple hater and that I checked sources first before being a bit negative about the third gen ipad
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03-13-2012, 02:03 PM #20
they missed in two areas big time....first they should have made the new screen real stylus friendly with pressure sensitivity to cater to the graphic artists. Second they should have implemented a micro or a regular sd slot for external storage.