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New Graphics and Processors Benchmarks Compare New IPad to iPad 2 and Tegra 3

Posted By maxim On March 20, 2012 @ 3:03 pm In All,Video | No Comments

With the iPad 3 now available on the mass market, we are starting to see more benchmark tests comparing the iPad 3 to the iPad 2 and other handsets.

Insanely Great Mac published [1] nice video (showed above) comparing processor and graphics benchmarks between the original iPad, iPad 2 and new iPad.

They discovered that the extra power of Quad-Core GPU found in the iPad 3 appears to mainly allow the new tablet to maintain performance on the higher-resolution display rather than providing any considerable boost in the performance over previous models. However, the iPad 3 is pushing four times more pixels as the iPad 2, so you get a significant visual improvement, but frame rates appear to be near identical in the benchmarks.

Of course, benchmarks are artificial performance measures, and developers may reveal other differences between the iPad 3 and iPad 2 depending on the circumstances.

Meantime, LaptopMag compared [2] the iPad 3 against the NVIDIA Tegra 3. Apple claimed that the new A5X chip in iPad 3 had four times more graphics power as the Tegra 3. And at least one graphics benchmark showed that iPad 3 significantly surpasses the Tegra 3.

GLBench-Fill-Test [3]

However, Processor (CPU) speed was a different story. Quad-Core CPU in the Tegra 3 beat out the iPad 3’s Dual-Core CPU:

geekbench-score [4]

Apple specifically boosted the iPad 3’s GPU from Dual-Core to Quad-Core, but used the same Dual-Core CPU found in the iPad 2. The unreleased A6 processor is said to be Apple’s next Quad-Core CPU which is still in works.

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[1] published: http://insanelygreatmac.com/news.php?id=12276

[2] compared: http://blog.laptopmag.com/tablet-chip-showdown-nvidia-tegra-3-vs-the-new-ipads-a5x

[3] Image: http://iphoneroot.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/GLBench-Fill-Test.jpg

[4] Image: http://iphoneroot.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/geekbench-score.jpg

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