Apple A10X chipset for next year's iPads hit Geekbench, produce high scores

Apple A10X chipset for next year's iPads hit Geekbench, produce high scores
Just the other day, we told you to expect three new versions of the Apple iPad Pro for 2017. Powering each of the new slates will be the Apple A10X SoC. Traditionally, the chip inside the current year's iPad is an enhanced version of the chip inside the latest iPhone. Apple designates this the "X" version of the chip.

That means the new iPad units will be driven by the A10X chipset. And already we can tell you that this SoC is a beast. On Geekbench, the A10X tallied 4236 on the single-core test, and 6588 on the multi-core test. That compares to scores of 3490 (single-core) and 5580 (multi-core) for the A10 chipset. The latter is currently used on the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The Apple A9X, which is employed by the Apple iPad Pro, and the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch model, scored 3010 and a 4990 for the single-core and multi-core tests respectively.

The three new iPad Pro models due next spring are rumored to include include an updated version of the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a new version of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro carrying a larger 10.1-inch screen, and a new mini version of the iPad Pro.


via Techtastic (translated)

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51 Comments

1. NoAllegiance unregistered

If there is one thing that Apple does right, it is the iPad. The Standby time and performance levels are off the charts (well they are on this chart, but you get the point). It is unrivaled to other tablets. However, I have my doubts on the iPad Pro though, still not sure what exactly it supposed to be.

2. Furbal unregistered

Yeah killer chipset for a device no one really wants or needs any longer. That power is impressive

29. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

The iPad is the best computer I've ever had. There is nothing to replace an iPad.

35. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

But sorry dude, I won't admit iPad is a computer because it's not suitable for programmers and gaming for gamers. :( And don't hope that using iPad to create software. And how you explain those Macbook? Are those useless? :/

37. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

The iPad is a computer that is not suitable for programmers. I have a Mac actually but I prefer the iPad. I use my Mac to browse the internet when I am at home. I use the iPad for making presentation, documents, all productivity. I find the iPad better fir productivity than both Mack or pic.

47. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

"Mack or pic"....? (: /)

48. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

What are you talking about, I use my ipads more than ever now. I don't use my note or plus for viewing content. The current ipads have phenomenal standby times, an awesome screen, and built in LTE.

3. AlikMalix unregistered

In my opinion iPad Pro is specifically for designers - and they love it - look at their individual reviews on YouTube. For everyday use regular iPad does the trick.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Being a person who draws on a pc often, I can say the iPad is not a great tool. It's ok when using it as a drawing board with a Mac, but as a standalone device it is terrible at. Testing media. Grant it, many have made it useful with very good apps, but it still doesn't hold a candle to a full desktop doing the same. It's features has remained almost unchanged since 2010. I hate I have the Pro. I only got it because VzW gave it too me for the price of the Air. I use it once in a while. Tablets to me are boring and always have been. The only one that has peaked my interest is the Surface. It's a real media creation tool. I can't believe believe anyone serious about professional media would even look at an iPad.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"I can't believe believe anyone serious about professional media would even look at an iPad." I can't believe it's not butter! Also.......please go away. Thank you :).

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie, do you really think you surprised us with your opinion? just stop, seriously, nobody is buying your crap except the few that idolize the same Apple hatred just like you. I draw a lot and I would love to have an iPad Pro - the big one, because it's the same size as a sheet of paper. Go YouTube iPad Pro comparisons to professional tools - designers love it.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude. Real creation tools are available on the Mac. The iPad is a great supplemental device. I have used it to make beats and backdrops, but it is a toy compared to the desktop. There is no app on iOS that works as FCP or Protools. You are entitled to your opinion, just because it works for you, doesn't mean it doesn't work for all. Just because you see it differently doesn't make me wrong or you right or vice versa. A difference of opinion is not hate. I'm done with you.

27. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

My iPad has rendered my PC as a storage device. I simply can do more on the iPad than on the PC. PC's and windows have stuck in 2008. Despite the cosmetic changes in Windows 8 and 10 there is nothing new. It's just legacy. The way to go nowadays is apps in a platform like the iPad that gets them all.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm not sure what the larger iPad Pro is suppose to be either lol because it sure as hell isn't a surface pro rival, which I believe Apple would have been better off creating you know.

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's one way to think about it, but the Surface is a terrible tablet and a mediocre laptop. It is never going to be as good a tablet as the iPad or Pixel C (Galaxy Tab, if Samsung ever makes more high-end versions). At the starting price point with keyboard, the Surface gets drubbed by laptops like the Razer Blade Stealth. People don't buy the Prius to be a performance car, and nobody is buying a Challenger Hellcat because it is economical.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I never said an Apple rival to the surface pro had to aim to be a laptop like the surface does. In fact if Apple made one i'm sure they would make their product more tablet like than anything because it would still run iOS. My problem with the larger iPad pro is the fact that it is simply an iPad and nothing more, there is no point in the increase in screen size if it can do more with it. I think Apple's iOS for the iPad needs to evolve not become OS X but something more than just a smartphone OS.

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I had one (12.9), and I got rid of it (for the 9.7) because I'm not an artist, I don't care to write, and I don't really produce much in the way of digital media. The software that is available is great for those people who do those things I don't care to do, so I'm not sure what else it needs. It's never going to be a top seller, but it fits a niche. The Surface is a complete compromise. Kudos to Microsoft for selling them, but until it is a standout in some way, I, personally, don't see the point.

40. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, but at the same time you have to wonder how they consistently beat other chipsets in performance, they are almost too reliable because it isn't like other chip manufactures aren't improving their stuff, heck Apple only designs their chip they don't create it, so their 'trick' is likely known in the industry. And this isn't meant to be a jab at Apple, but it just seems....too predictably scaling in performance?

4. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

iPad Pro 2 will be a beast. I think Apple will push by way of cash incentives to bring more pro apps and games to give the chipset a challenge.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The one Apple product, I actually want. The iPad Pro. That, and a Note 8 next year.

11. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Pixel XL and iPad Pro 2 for me too.

34. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Agreed. I love that.

36. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

*With a PC or laptop also, I'm programmer and gamer.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Buy mine. It's useless.Rose Gold 128GB. Clean as a whistle.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"It's useless." Much like your comments.

33. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*Slow claps Well played!

24. TerryTerius unregistered

I have loved mine so far, it works perfectly for my purposes. I can't wait to pick up the successor. I'm sure you'll love yours too homie.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have an Air 2 right now, and will definitely upgrade it to the Pro 2. I've been looking on Craigslist at the current Pro, but theyre still pretty expensive. I'll just get a Pro 2. It's a nice tablet, I spent some time with the AT&T model, and almost bought it.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally loving my iPad Pro 9.7 inch. It's the one Apple device that I can honestly say that I'll stick with. The performance is great, and so is the battery life. Looking forward to the Pro 2.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, I wanna see where they take it.

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