Primate Labs’ John Poole recently revealed Geekbench 3 benchmarks for the new iPad Air. The benchmarks revealed that the device’s 64-bit A7 chip is running at 1.4 GHz, scoring a 1465 on the single-core test and a 2643 on the multi-core test. Apple lived up to its claims when it stated that the iPad Air benchmarks about twice as fast as the 4th generation iPad, with the A7 processor found in the new iPad coming in at 100 MHz faster than the 1.3 GHz A7 chip found on the iPhone 5S. Poole claimed this this is likely due to a number of factors such as a larger battery in the iPad Air that provides more power and a larger chassis that provides better coding. He also noted that he expects that the upcoming iPad mini with Retina Display will also use the same A7 chip running at 1.4 GHz.



Those of you interested in purchasing an iPad Air can do so this upcoming Friday, November 1, with initial preorders beginning at 12:01 AM Pacific Time in the US and at varying times in other countries. Apple retail stores are said to open at 8:00 AM local time on Friday to begin the in-store sales of the upcoming device.

Source: Primate Labs