9to5 Mac reports today on new benchmark tests carried out by IGN on the new iPad, the iPad 2 and two Tegra 3-powered devices, which had some surprising results. According to 9to5 Mac, the iPad 2â€™s A5 chip outperformed both the A5X chip in the new iPad and the Tegra 3 in the ASUS Transformer Prime and Galaxy Tab 10.1 in some of the tests. It would seem that this is because the new iPadâ€™s A5X improved graphics chip is mainly used to power the new iPadâ€™s Retina display. 9to5 Mac notes that the A5X chip only has a â€œsignificant increaseâ€ in performance in comparison to the iPad 2â€™s A5 chip and the Tegra 3 during â€œoff-screenâ€ benchmark tests, when the chip is not required to power the new iPadâ€™s Retina display. In terms of â€œraw CPU powerâ€, the Tegra 3-powered devices outscored both of the iPads in GeekBench.
Source: Benchmarked: New iPadâ€™s A5X vs iPad 2′s A5 vs Tegra 3 | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence