Fourth-generation Apple iPad has quad-core PowerVR SGX 554 GPU under the hood

Inside the A6X chip that powers the fourth-generation Apple iPad is the Power VR SGX 554 GPU which helps to double the performance of the tablet in comparison with the third-generation model of Apple's slate; the chip is 30% larger than the A6 found inside the Apple iPhone 5...
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20. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

You tell 'em Jeter * in a southern accent*

26. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

guess who you are? hint: starts with apple, ends with fanboy

44. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Guess what you aren't? Creative or original.

49. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

I am Fu*ked up pretty bad so from that definition i am dump and also original and creative and not ordinary. and yeah it suck so you can shave this creative or original up your butt hole

50. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol, i wouldn't know what to say to that. xD

10. champ_vl

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

I love Androids and other OSes but when it comes to tablets I must say I'd rather buy and iPad 3 or iPad 4 than an Android tablet (maybe except the upcoming Nexus 10). When it comes to smartphones, Apple is no longer the King (it was until they released the iPhone 4S) but when it comes to tablets, I think that Apple rules. The build quality is superb, quality materials and best battery performance not to mention the Retina display and probably, the most important aspect, most of the games and apps are optimized for the iPad, unlike Androids and other. When it comes to tablets, Android has some catching up to do.

12. Toad222

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

The SGX's are some pretty lethal GPU's, but it's not enough to buy it. Sorry Apple

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

then you'll want to keep an eye out for the OMAP5. Texas Instruments SoC's have PowerVR Graphics.

16. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Sadly, TI is exiting the game. Hopefully someone appropriate will buy up their OMAP work. The latest rumour I've heard is Amazon, which would not be ideal, but could be a lot worse (like a competitor such as Samsung or Qualcomm).

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they're going to release the OMAP5, that hasn't changed but maybe if they see more success with it then they'll reconsider.

17. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

thats right. most people always look up gor its cpu power and ram capacity first and they forget about the IMPORTANT THING using pc-like-device: VGA-GPU CARD power. may be because of this iDevice is smoother than any AnDroid device. may be again, it is time to manufactures and developer begin to mention it's mobile phone hardware dpecs down to gpu card, how much powerfull it is. and hoping someday, we can do hardware swap for mobile phone just like we can do on pc-s and some laptop/notebook.

18. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

thats right. most people always look up gor its cpu power and ram capacity first and they forget about the IMPORTANT THING using pc-like-device: VGA-GPU CARD power. may be because of this iDevice is smoother than any AnDroid device. may be again, it is time to manufactures and developer begin to mention it's mobile phone hardware dpecs down to gpu card, how much powerfull it is. and hoping someday, we can do hardware swap for mobile phone just like we can do on pc-s and some laptop/notebook.

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you should know you're a little lacking in knowledge on this particular subject...

19. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Oh yeah!!! This is called power! It will definitely beat nexus 10s Mali-t604

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it might just do it. o:

24. Hemlocke unregistered

It's actually not even close. The iPhone and iPad 3 beat the N10 more often than not in real-world speed and benchmarks. The 4 destroys it.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

apparently you haven't seen the Mali-T604 in action playing a game. even Matias Duarte admits the Exynos 5250 is the only SoC that is capable of pushing the amount of pixels present in the display on the Nexus 10. the SoC itself is quite powerful as can be seen on Samsung's newest Chromebook but maybe the Nexus 10's Drivers are bad or the amount of pixels present in the Nexus 10 really do dampen the scores a bit or maybe a combination of the two. the Nexus 10's first impressions contradict way too much about the power of the 5250 to just chalk it up to overcharged expectations.

27. Hemlocke unregistered

Apparently I have, and apparently you don't understand marketing speak. The facts are that the iPad 4 has a far more powerful GPU (SGX554MP4) than the T-604. You guys act as if the A6, and its derivations, are some last-gen junk. The T-604 at MAX frequency (~750 Mhz) is still only capable of 68 GFLOPS performance, whereas the 554MP4 is capable of 76.8...at 300Mhz. The A6X, and even the A6, destroy the Exynos 5250.http://www.anandtech.com/show/6426/ipad-4-gpu-performance-analyzed-powervr-sgx-554mp4-under-the-hood

40. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Are those T-604 GFlop numbers of a MP1 at such frequency? I doubt T-604MP4 at 750MHz would only achieve 68GFlops.

46. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

don't get your panties in a knot. i never said the PVR was bad or last gen, in fact i'm more partial to PVR Graphics. i even just said earlier the SGX554(MP4) might just beat the Mali-T604. you're the one that seems to be insinuating an SoC's slouchiness around here. the Exynos 5250 is by no means weak and it still performs greatly. maybe you missed what i said earlier about the underwhelming performance from the 5250 only when it's tested in the Nexus 10 and the tested Nexus 10's are only pre-production.

30. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Real world performance on IOS doesn't say much about the chip. In cross platform benchmarks the A15 is simply another league compared to swift. Expect up to 2500 - 3000 score on geekbench, compared to A6X's 1750. That's how things really are. GPU is a separate story and I give that one to Apple, but overall the Exynos is far ahead

32. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

On a dual core CPU, I highly doubt doubt that. Now imagine a quad core A6x with this kind of GPU. I would destroy anything in its path.

33. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yes, a dual core A15 > swift. It's not even a contest really. Just go read Anandtech analysis of Apple swift (A6 )..they even go as far to say that cortex A15 is a generation ahead in terms of performance. What's relatively hindering for the Nexus 10 is its resolution and GPU(compared to this 554mp4) And you imagine a quad core A15 CPU with octa core Mali t-658 GPU in the upcoming Exynos 5540. It is already in production and you can expect it in the next Samsung Galaxy 10 tablet

58. LOTR12

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Can someone please tell me the frequency of the 12-core Nvidia graphics from the T33 Asus infinity tegra3 processor

29. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This GPU just might outperform the Mali 604 However in overall chip performance the Exynos 5 is WAY ahead.. right now that doesn't mean much because of the light nature of iOS.. but looking past that it actually means you get a full pc capable device in the Nexus 10 while iPad will always stay restricted

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Nexus 10 is anyday better than the ipad 4 !!

52. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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54. LOTR12

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Can someone please tell me the frequency of the 12-core Nvidia graphics from the T33 Asus infinity tegra3 processor
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