Sources: Tinhte [Vietnamese], AnandTech, AP
quote: That is because the fanboy's perspective will change when it benefits Apple's viewpoint. On this particular subject, the concept that performance doesn't scale linear with res. benefits Apple, so the fanboy takes that tact. It just happens to be correct in this particular subject.
quote: It's very rare to find an Android tablet, even ones which have a 'faster' CPU, which feel as smooth as the iPad range.
quote: Why do you think the graphics benchmarks are standardised at 720p drawn to a frame buffer (i.e. not to screen)?
quote: If I said my car was 4 times faster than your car. You would expect it to be 4 times faster. Not just on the corners, and to actually be 4 times faster.
quote: Capitalism works best when buyers are making informed rational choices, so deceptive marketing actually hurts the free market.
quote: Personally, I think advertisers should be prohibited from citing a maximum without a minimum
quote: If I said my car was 4 times faster than your car. You would expect it to be 4 times faster. Not just on the corners, and to actually be 4 times faster. Perhaps Apple also have a patent on bullshit. Sure looks like it to me.
quote: NVIDIA hopes to keep power consumption and die size slow
quote: In all honesty Pirks has been getting much better and it seems possibly even an open mind about certain things lately. Tony on the other hand is in a downward spiral. I think I heard a rumor that he heats applesauce on a spoon and injects it...
quote: I didn't hear the mAh of the new battery
quote: Bottom line...iPad 2 + 512Kb RAM + LTE + enhanced GPU + fancy screen = new iPad.
quote: AnandTech's benchmarking of the iPad 2 vs. NVIDIA Corp.'s (NVDA) Tegra in GPU-centric GLBenchmark showed the last generation iPad to be anywhere from 30 to 80 percent faster than Tegra 3 in different benchmarks, versus Apple's claim that it was twice as fast. Thus it could be expected that the new core in some cases would be 2x as fast as Tegra 3, or perhaps a bit better.
quote: (but again, the credit here goes first to Imagination Technologies for making the GPU, and second to Apple for securing the stock).
quote: The 960 x 640 results are useless as they are bound by vsync at ~60 fps. Luckly GLBenchmark 2.1 added an off-screen render mode at 1280 x 720 where we can really see the differences between the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S A5 implementations: