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iPad 2 Graphics Benchmarks: Way Better Than the Xoom, Kills the Original iPad

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by xune, Mar 13, 2011.

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    Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide
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    Good find! It was funny reading the comments on that article. The higher resolution on the Xoom hurt it's score in the benchmarking. Oh well, A Major win for IPad 2. Makes me want one even more now. So the 9X graphics of ipad1 was a true statement. I can only imagine the type of games that are possible with graphics and scores lkke that. 512mb ram is sufficient enough for ipad2.
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    I was looking at that too. The tests basically destroy the Xoom.

    To be frank, I wasn't expecting to win any benchmark tests because I think that the total experience with something so personal as a tablet transcends mere specs.

    But I sure feel better knowing that it is also very competitive from another view.
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    Excellent news!! Very interesting
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    I just saw this exact benchmark over at the Xoom site and they called it bullshit. Of course they would, though.

    I could not really tell you why they said this, though. They sure do not like our iPads over there!

    Goodness. It's almost like it's personal.:D
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    MARIE!!!! I should give you an infraction just for going to another site! THIS forum is your home!
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    Well! I was checking something out and ran into a few talkin shit about our iPads, Scott.

    I was crushed.
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    See... this is why we try to protect you Marie! There are some evil people out there with very bad attitudes! You should just stay here where it is nice and warm and fuzzy.
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    LOL! I miss you already, babe.
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    The Xoom has a higher reso what did you expect?
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    If you missed this, still makes me laugh:
    "The Xoom tablet is trim, light, and very pretty ... but when you place it next to the iPad 2, it looks as though it was designed and built by angry Soviet prison labor instead of by Motorola." andy ihnatko in chicago sun-times."
    In a later article:
    "The 2011 tablet computer season has barely begun. Even so, I’ll go out on a limb and say that this isn’t going to be Google’s year, or HP’s, or RIM’s, or anybody else but Apple’s. At this point I’ve tried every major 2011 tablet -- released or unreleased -- and I can’t come up with any reasonable scenario in which I’d recommend anything other than an iPad. “You tried it and hated it” is one reason to shop elsewhere, I suppose. Another is “Your eccentric uncle died and left you ten million dollars, on the proviso that you marry a woman named Vladimir, not buy any Apple products, and eat an entire leather sofa.”
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    People talking about the screen resolution killing the xoom, there is not enough of a pixel difference to account for the less than half graphics performance. So there ya go
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    The Xoom has 35% more pixels.
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    Even if you do take into account the differences between screen resolutions, you are still going to see a 40% difference in performance (as opposed to the 46% difference comparing the raw numbers).
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    Actually - 30% more - not to be nit picky with the math.... ;)
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    So is this good or bad? Are you saying that it IS better picture than the iPad?
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    For the non-technical: no matter how the Androidiacs try to argue, the iPad kicked the Xoom in the pants.

    But still, the iPad isn't going to win all the benchmarks forever. For me, the total experience of using an iPad is what is most important. And most reviewers agree that the iPad wins that benchmark hands down.
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    No, the iPad's performance is still better - even if you compare them on a pixel-to-pixel basis. However, I think that the difference may be more attributable to the software than the hardware (though the hardware certainly plays a big part) The performance increase on an iPad 1 increased significantly with the latest OS update - so I'd be willing to bet that the comparison between the Xoom and iPad 2 would be closer if one used the older OS on the iPad 2 as a baseline.
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    Actually, I may have misspoken. I do know that there is a significant performance increase in safari/web browsing - not sure if this directly translates into better graphics performance.
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    ITA. Every time I use my iPad ~ I have the WOW factor. Seriously. I love that thing.


    Wasn't the iPad still better than the Xoom even before the iPad2 came out? I have seen them both on TV, and I have the iPad, and side by side, there is nothing more beautiful than my iPad.:D

    Except when I use it.

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