The new iPad Pro (2018) aces another benchmark with record graphics score

The new iPad Pro (2018) aces another benchmark with record graphics score
The Geekbench score of the new iPad Pro 2018 is certainly impressive and beats every other mobile device out there, including most laptops, but we were more interested how the tablet will far on AnTuTu which measures much more things in its performance testing.

Well, the iPad Pro aced this synthetic benchmark as well and is seemingly the first iOS device to pierce through the 500,000 score mark (AnTuTu should really do some inflation adjustment for its scoring system). It's the new graphics processor performance of the A12X chipset that shot the iPad Pro into the benchmarking stratosphere. 

In fact, it makes more than half of its score, indicating that the seven cores of Apple's homebrew GPU will indeed be your best friends when it comes to mobile gaming, image or video editing and other graphics-intensive tasks. 

Currently, the top ranking for an Android device on AnTuTu is occupied by Huawei's phones with the first 7nm chipset on Google's mobile platform, Kirin 980, that score 300,000+. The iPad Pro chipset is made on the 7nm node, too, but has its core clocks and count unleashed by Apple in an unprecedented way, it seems. 

In addition, the folks from AnTuTu claim that there aren't major differences in performance between the iPad Pro model with 1TB storage which has 6GB RAM, and the others that come with 4GB. All the steam is in the graphics subsystem, it seems.

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12X Bionic, Octa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 1000 GB

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39 Comments

1. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Can’t wait to have this beast in my hands

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What I am really glad about is that my calculations were absolutely correct. I predicted the GPU score to be slightly higher than 300000 and overall score to be close to 500000. But didn't share that here so that I won't have to face taunts if my predictions were wrong. Either way, I am blown away totally!! And also, according to my calculations, the A10X GPU is already more powerful than the A12 GPU.

18. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1389; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

We all know you won't actually buy it, hell you're probably on a 3 year old iPhone right now.

21. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

What??? lmao, I have fabulous, stunning, breathtaking, gorgeous iPhone XS space gray, you could never

24. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1389; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Sure you do...

34. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Anyone can get a phone through carrier financing...

35. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Look at my profile pic, I did it just for you, now your inferiority complex will trigger but you asked for it. Stop trolling and do your homework so one day you can get a decent job and be able to afford an iPhone ;)

2. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Apple really needs to put these chips in laptops now. Because in Mobil platform most of the power is unused. I dont want to use this for playing candy crush. In laptops the CPU and GPU will be better utilized

12. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Exactly, hardware wise it's a beast (if I ignore the fact I would have to buy USB soundcard ... which I wouldn't really mind, a great reason to finally shell some cash for Dragonfly Red :), but the software ... will Facebook run faster? Can I crush candies in Candy Crush better? Is multitasking usable? Can I connect my drive via USB like a human being? Even my good ol' Core m3 laptop is infinitely more useful than my iPad Pro with more than 2x CPU and GPU power.

13. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Core m3 more powerful than A10X (if that's the one you have)?? Are you joking?! Tests already proved A10X is more powerful than that. Let alone A12X....

15. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

... reading ... reading and understanding ...

16. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

His the wiser person in the universe, he knows how life and the universe were created, don’t argue him, he dismissed the iPad Air 2 at 200$ just because according to him the audio quality is bad, we all should ask him what to buy when investing our money in technology *rolls eyes

19. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Don't tell me you as well did not understand my point of iPad Pro is significantly faster than Core M3 (not the other way around). Is it really that cryptic, mysterious? BTW are you really trying to get back to the Bluetooth topic? Did you finally read how BT works in terms of audio streaming? ... Please say yes, to at least the second question.

20. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lmao, of course I know how Bluetooth works in terms of audio streaming, but will you accept the fact that you were reaching at that thread? I guess you’ll say no and go back to that topic, but let’s get back to the present article and answer this other question, does this new iPad Pro 2018 deserve your divine money? Enlighten us with your wisdom please

22. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

New iPad Pro? It looks nice, the pen seems to be much better, speakers are louder, iOS12 is much better than 11, lack of 3,5mm jack is a major con ... but probably not. Don't really see a reason to buy it. Maybe 11" version? Still not 100% decided, probably no. TBH considering how articles work, I can't really go back to the original article and continue there, at least I am not willing to try to find in. There is no "post history" only "My news feed", at least so far I am aware. To much work to try to find it. And yeah, iPad Air 2 sounds terrible :-D speaker and even 3,5 jack wise.

29. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Ok...

3. Shi.O

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

If it could connect with mouse, and could type my local language on that keyboard, this would have been the replacement to MB air, or Surface pro for me due to its weight and the acceptable performance.

4. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I only hope apple is planning a different os to take advantage of all that power because ios don’t need all that power to operate smooth and fast....

10. midan

Posts: 2753; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

There's already Apps like affinity PRO (photoshop style photo app) Full photoshop coming next year etc. Apple have garageband which propably will get more advanced after all this power. That new basketball game which they had in Keynote look very impressive

26. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1389; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The only downside being that all that power means that in about a year's time you need to replace the battery or deal with a 30% performance drop, because their SoCs kill the battery. Such a worthwhile investment...

5. shiv179

Posts: 155; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Now this is impressive, even though it's a benchmark

6. obedchuni

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

wow impressive, Apple is really pushing the boundary when it comes to Mobile SoC, I have read somewhere that ios is really a Mac OS and other features like mouse and keyboard have been removed, Well they are top of the game when its comes to Mobile SoC

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Call it more powerful than most laptop CPU but still run AnTuTu for test, lol.. Run CineBench and 3DMark : Time Spy Extreme and we can start compare it.

9. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Well you have to develop it for iOS and then release it in the AppStore so you can please your request. I swear to god these android trolls are stupider than a rock *rolls eyes

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If it can't then please stop comparing it to a fully fledge PC.. Those bench can run on MacOS, if A12X is really as powerful as the media trying to say, Apple should already make MacBook powered A12X right now, or at least put MacOS on iPad Pro.

25. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Just look at their brand new $1199 Mac Book Air, with measily dual core processor and DDR3 RAM, will be much better if they use "much powerful" A12X... or it isn't?

27. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1389; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

They're not that powerful, nor is that performance sustainable or even comparable across platforms. It also kills the battery within a year and you'll be left with a throttled paperweight or be forced to pay a substantial fee to get it replaced. Apple loves taking shortcuts, their SoCs may seem great on paper, but in reality are pieces of crap compared to just about anything else out there.

28. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m sorry sweetheart but you’re showing your ignorance on iOS devices with your comment, first of all, iPads are not affected by the throttling due to battery wear, second, in one year the battery of iPads are in really good health, I use my iPad a lot playing intensive games for hours sometimes, I watch series, I do a lot of things with my iPad and the battery is perfectly fine, and even if you have to get it replaced, the price is not that high compared to the price of the device, it’s cheaper to replace a battery than buying an android device every year because the one released last year is obsolete with an android version from two years ago, I’m sorry for your butthurtness, now, be a good boy, quit trolling and do your homework, someday you’ll be like me and you’ll be able to afford your own iPhone and iPad < 333

36. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1389; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Actually iPads are also affected by this issue, just not as severely as iPhones due to more capable batteries, reducing the impact of the strain imposed by the high power demands under heavy load. They do however still suffer, it just takes longer and is less pronounced. For the vast majority of users(>95%), its not an issue watching some Netlfix or such on it or playing basic games because it doesn't come close to using serious computing power. Btw've owned my share of Apple products, I just know there's better out there and won't waste my money on it ever again.

37. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Ok, that’s fine, now do your homework and spend less time here

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