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Apple's new iPad graphics benchmarked, beats every mobile device out there

0. phoneArena 13 Mar 2012, 09:52 posted on

The new iPad scored the breathtaking 15, 924 points, 50%+ more than the iPad 2, 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...

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posted on 13 Mar 2012, 12:18 3

34. taco52 (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Well Apple beating the pants off the competition as usual.

Best ecosystem

Most intuitive and user friendly

Best specs (screen, graphics etc)

Best accessibility support

Most accessories available

I could go on and on

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 20:39

89. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd give the iPhone everything on that list BUT the second one and the third one is hardly as relevant because iOS devices don't really push the hardware past a lazy comfort zone.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 12:22

35. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Next year those quad core CPU/GPU will match those of PS VITA

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 12:51 2

39. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Another product that Americans will gobble up, because one does not want to be left out of the COOL zone....
Great job....keep up with those JONESES.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 16:13 1

73. myipad (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


You seem bitter... what country are you from?

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 17:50

80. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


from the country that has the most Joneses :-)

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 13:34

55. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


when i see the real video then i may believe :D not just some numbers besides that such gpu power is not needed

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 17:20

78. godfathxr (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


As an old school computer gamer the performance of a device is not a sum of hardware but is a ballot between hardware and software optimization. Apple devices have always benefited with a great balance while Android has not and as a result under performs.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 18:49 2

86. nacho69 (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


This is great news for all smartphone and Tablet users. Every time a new SOC comes out it always has something better than the others like CPU speed, GPU performance, battery efficiency or memory. Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, TI, and Nvidia push each other to all make better SoCs yearly. I was Impressed When the Tegra 3 came out, and the Exynos too(can't wait too see what is in the SGS3). Omap 5 looks like a beast, and the Snapdragon S4 has great performance. Can't wait for Cortex A15's and Power VR 6 series SOC's to appear. A5X has whats necessary for the "new Retina display. For new iPad users the A5X will have great performance for them throughout the year. I am impressed with the features of the New iPad but i feel that the A5X could of had those cores clocked at 1.2GHZ, the battery seems large enough to handle it but the GPU's and the 1GB of RAM will be enough, since the iPad 2 isn't slow by any means, plus with LTE the CPU config can be forgiven. Remember though, neither Android nor iOS are crap, they are both obviously popular for many reasons. They have their differences, strengths and weaknesses which makes users lean one way or the other. I can't imagine the world without Android or iOS.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 20:40

90. godfathxr (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


well said

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 20:50

92. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


what a pity! since new ipad entered the list of GLBenchmark.com, androids with tegra 3's rating also slipped down to half of new ipad's rating. this is really bad for tegra 3 because it even can not beats ipad 2 in GL benchmark.

I don't wanna take a speculation about apple's statement that say new ipad graphic speed is 4 times faster than tegra 3 but I still believe apple has some reasons to said that. May be new ipad can beat tegra 3 device til 4x in 2048x1536 resolution.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 21:56

95. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


the ipad 2 is faster than the prime ? Luckily i didnt buy 1

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 22:31

96. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the Prime is faster than the 2.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:38

107. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Really Fandroid ? The benchmark above says opposite

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 08:55

108. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


a slightly better GPU isn't a good enough trade-off for the raw processing might of the Quad-Core Transformer Prime iFan. :P

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 00:57

109. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


But I'll have to admit that the prime is really fast !
At least the new iPad still smokes it

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 17:23

110. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, the new iPad's Quad-Core PowerVR GPU is definitely a good trade-off for the Quad-Core CPU of the Tegra III.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 09:54

105. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


To be clear:

if you need a tablet for surfing the web, you rather need CPU power
if you need a tablet for 3D OpenGL gaming - you rather need GPU power

Tegra 3's CPU smokes the A5X five times
iPad 3 GPU is less than three times more powerful than Tegra 3

In my house I'd use a tablet as a consulence device, needing a very fast internet experience - if I wanted mobile gaming I'd take a psp vita, rather than an ipad 3.

World is various :)

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