When Apple first announced its latest iPad, Apple’s worldwide marketing VP Phil Schiller raised eyebrows with his claim that the new iPad’s A5x chip had four times the performance of Tegra 3. As 9to5 Mac reports today, the Tegra 3’s developer, Nvidia, naturally responded quickly to contest Apple’s assertion, specifically the slide that was used at the presentation to illustrate Apple’s claim. However, 9to5 Mac notes, Apple’s claims have now been backed up by some benchmark tests carried out by Laptop Mag. To carry out the benchmark tests, Laptop Mag put an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, powered by the Tegra 3, up against the new iPad, using GLBenchmark 2.1, Geekbench, and browser benchmarks with Sunspider and Peacekeeper. As you can see from the video of the test at the top of this post, the new iPad came out ahead in most of the tests, including GLBenchmarks 2.1, with the new iPad processing 6718 frames at 60 fps in the Egypt Standard 3D animation test, and the Transformer processing 5,939 frames at 53 fps. Geekbench was the one test where the Tegra 3 beat the new iPad, with the test measuring “raw processing power rather than graphics” according to Laptop Mag.
Source: New iPad’s A5x chip beats out Tegra 3 in most benchmark tests | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence