AppleInsider reports that the first benchmarks are in for the fourth-gen iPad mini, even though it has not been released yet, and they make impressive reading. The scores were posted by Primate Labsâ€™ Geekbench, and they show that the fourth-gen iPadâ€™s A6X processor more than doubles the overall score of the third-gen iPad, which was released earlier this year. So how did they manage to ascertain the scores? Well, they saw a device identified only as â€œiPad3,4â€ logging a benchmark test on Sunday, using an A6X chip clocked to 1.39GHz and with 1GB of memory. AppleInsider says that the A6X also seems to have quad-core graphics, unlike the triple-core graphics of the iPhone 5. The fourth-gen iPad came away with a Geekbench score of 1757, which was 10% better than that of the iPhone 5, and double the scores attained by the third-gen iPad and the iPad 2.
Source: Reported fourth-gen iPad benchmarks show faster processor, quad-core GPU