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How Powerful is the New iPad?


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Mar 12, 2012
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After running GLBenchmark tests, I was able to get a better sense of how the new iPad compares to the iPad 2 and the NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered ASUS Transformer Prime. Unfortunately, the results cannot be considered an apples-to-apples comparison due to the fact that the GLBenchmark app runs at the native resolution of whatever device it is running on, thus making a standardized test impossible. All the same, despite running at a substantially higher resolution (2048x1536 vs. 1024x768 and 1280x800), the new iPad outperformed both devices. In the GL Benchmark 2.1 Egypt Standard test, the iPad 2 produced 6627 frames at a rate of 59 frames-per-second, while the new iPad ran 6633 frames at the same framerate. Comparatively, the Transformer Prime was only able to produce 5702 frames at 50 frames-per-second. With any luck, the GLBenchmark app will be updated to allow for set resolution testing but as it stands, we have only a rather vague sense of how powerful the A5X really is.

Still did better and that is with double the resolution lol.....

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