Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip — used in a Asus Transformer Prime inscription — is faster in some pivotal tests than new iPad’s A5X chip, according to tests conducted by Anandtech.
While Apple touts a A5X chip’s quad-core graphics estimate section (GPU), it is wordless about a CPU. The reason is flattering simple: a A5X sticks with an aging dual-core Cortex A9 CPU (based on a pattern from ARM).
And that accountability shows adult in some benchmark numbers.
“iPhoto is a really discernible instance of where Apple could have benefitted from carrying 4 CPU cores on A5X,” wrote Vivek Gowri and Anand Shimpi in examination of a new iPad posted Wednesday.
Anandtech continues. “The problem is not usually are a dual A9s not quick adequate to understanding with a needs of iPhoto, though anything that needs to get finished in a credentials while you’re regulating iPhoto is going to humour as well.”
And in a Geekbench benchmark, Anandtech did some cranky height comparisons, claiming that “almost wholly opposite a board” Nvidia delivers improved CPU performance.
In GPU-centric tests, a quad-core A5X GPU did better. There is a “a roughly 2x boost in triangle and fill rates” and in GLBenchmark’s low turn exam during 1024×768 resolution, opening doubles compared to a iPad 2, Anandtech said.
At a new iPad’s local 2048×1536 resolution, opening formula were some-more problematic. “It’s since of this dump in opening during a iPad’s local fortitude that we won’t see many (if any during all), visually fatiguing games run during anywhere nearby 2048×1536,” Anandtech wrote.
But overall, a new iPad is a thespian step adult from a iPad 2, a examination site said, observant a Retina arrangement “represents a elemental change in how we visually correlate with a device.”