The new iPad is powered by A5X dual-core processors, which is the improved version of company’s previous chip. It might not the most awaited A6 quad-core CPU, but according to Apple, A5X manage to provide you with “quad-core like” graphics performance. We don’t know what is that suppose to mean, but it might have something to do with the Retina display technology. Now, with all that hardware specs, do we surprise you if we tell that The new iPad would be slower than iPad 2?
We still don’t have a detailed information about The new iPad benchmark test result from aby third party apps, but we know one thing for sure, this tablet is not powered by quad-core processors. If you’re quite familiar with computer stuffs, then you must be know that dual-core and quad-core terms are associated with CPU instead of GPU. So, it doesn’t make sense at all if Apple try to provide us with some illusion that The new iPad will be more superior than iPad 2 due to it’s quad-core graphics chipset. So, the conclusion is that The new iPad is a dual-core tablet.
Next, Apple also claims that The new iPad is capable of providing users with “4x the graphics performance of Tegra3″. According to initial test, the claims was true. But it is a quite simple and quick test, rather than deep, full scale analysis. They don’t even run a game to test the new A5X GPU.
Other things that we would also like you to know is that game performance is depend on memory bandwidth and CPU performance, so some games might runs even better on Tegra 3. Anandtech seems to agree with us that some game might run worse on iPad 3 due to it’s native screen resolution.
This is mean that even the GPU is now packed with four cores to handle the bigger 2048 x 1536 resolution, it will do nothing to overall tablet’s performance. Just look at iPhone 4s. This device is also feature the gorgeous Retina Display technology, similar to The new iPad. But based on the GLBenchmark test result comparison, it is way to slow behind the iPhone 3GS!
Something similar could happen to The new iPad. We still don’t know for sure, but it would likely to happen. We are quite sure that some new advanced 3D games will run slower on The new iPad than iPad 2, off course when the game is played on tablet’s native resolution. Not to mention that The new iPad is only packed with 1GB RAM. We think that it is not enough to accompany the new resolution. 1.5GB will be a great numbers, but it seems like Apple is not agree with us. Similar situation happen when you’re own an old tablet and think that 512MB isn’t good enough to handle all of those graphics-demanding games.
That’s all we can tell you guys. What do you think of this? Do you agree with us? Or you have other opinion? Then why don’t you share it with us. We would be happy to read alternative thought about The new iPad.