At a launch of Apple’s third-gen iPad, a company’s Marketing Chief Phil Schiller claimed a device’s new A5X processor with quad-core graphics supposing adult to 4x a graphics opening of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip. Schiller also claimed a new chip supposing 2x a graphics opening of a iPad 2′s A5 chip. NVIDIA was doubtful of a benchmark information behind a claims, though early benchmarks seemed to uncover A5X outperforming a Transformer Prime using Tegra 3 in a infancy of tests.
New benchmark information provided by IGN shows a iPad 2′s A5 chip outperforming both a A5X and Tegra 3 with a A5X’s softened graphics going mostly towards powering a new iPad’s high-resolution Retina arrangement of 3.1 million pixels. The A5 shows a poignant boost in opening over iPad 2 and Tegra 3 inclination when a chip is not forced to energy a Retina arrangement in “off-screen” benchmarks.
First IGN ran 3 tests: GeekBench for tender CPU power, and GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt, and GLBenchmark 2.1 Pro for graphics. It also ran “off-screen” versions of a GLBenchmark tests to uncover a opening of A5X though carrying to energy a Retina display.
As for tender CPU power, a Tegra 3-powered ASUS Transformer Prime and Galaxy Tab 10.1 scored aloft in GeekBench than both a iPads:
Tegra 3′s quad-core pattern blazes past a dual-core A5X, garnering GeekBench scores of 1540 and 750, respectively. Interestingly, a A5X’s normal measure fell a few points brief of a iPad 2′s customary A5 chip, 753. Both a A5X and a A5 also fell bashful of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1′s Tegra 2, that perceived an altogether measure 905. The gains done by a Tegra 3 are simply chalked adult to a dual additional cores, though it is also boasts a top clocking speed of a organisation during 1.6GHz, compared to a 1GHz time of a A5X, A5 and Tegra 2.
However, Apple’s stats arrangement 4x opening were privately associated to a new chip’s quad-core graphics. When it comes to a graphics tests with GLBenchmark, iPad 2 scored aloft than a third-gen iPad in both tests. Meanwhile, both iPads kick out a Android tablets. IGN noted a tests “ran during a local fortitude of whatever device it was using on.”
For a Egypt test, a iPad 2 (1024×768) constructed 6,709 frames during a framerate of 59 frames-per-second, while a new iPad (2048×1536) ran 5,974 frames during 53 FPS and a Transformer Prime (1280×800) generated 5,955 during a rate of 52 FPS. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 (1280×800), on a other hand, constructed usually 2,465 frames during a surprisingly low 21 FPS.
The formula of a off-screen tests (pictured above) uncover a A5X producing 15,412 frames during a rate of 138 FPS compared to a iPad 2 that has 10,143 frames during 90 FPS. The A5X significantly outperformed Tegra 3 when not powering a Retina display, though it did not utterly yield a 4x opening that Apple’s stats claimed.