Apple's new iPad graphics benchmarked, beats every mobile device out there
We just noticed that the GLBenchmark 2.1 scores of the new iPad have appeared in the top 5 list of the graphics performance measurement software, perhaps uploaded by those same Vietnamese guys that did the first unboxing today.
We kid, but it is referred to as Apple iPad 3 and, needless to say, occupies the top spot, which all but confirms our new iPad specs review suspicion that the "quad-core graphics" Apple bragged about at the unveiling are none other than the mighty PowerVR SGX543 MP4 chip.
The new iPad scored the breathtaking 15, 924 points, 50% more than the dual-core version of the same GPU that is in the Apple iPad 2, and which was the previous graphics champion. Apple iPhone 4S, which also sports the iPad 2's dual-core PowerVR is third, trailed closely by the best Android representative - the quad-core Acer Iconia Tab A510 with NVIDIA's Tegra 3.
NVIDIA argued that the claim "the new iPad's graphics are 4x those of Tegra 3" Apple threw out at the announcement is not substantiated by anything, but now we have something more tangible to lean on. Well, it's not 4x, and yet 2x faster than Tegra 3 in a synthetic benchmark is still pretty impressive.
We can only imagine what will happen with gadgets that use the recently announced Series 6 of PowerVR that has 20x the performance of the Series 5 in the new iPad at 5x less energy consumption.
These PowerVR Series 6 GPUs from Imagination Technologies will likely be appearing in phones and tablets next year at the earliest, though, so for now the new iPad takes the graphics cake.