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Benchmarks or GTFO!

Yesterday when Apple unveiled the new iPad, the crew from Cupertino took some time to brag about its new A5X processor in comparison to NVIDIA’s Tegra 3. Apple certainly isn't widely known for offering up benchmarks on its own, so we'll likely have to wait until iPads land in the hands of reviewers and geeks around the web.
Apple used the iPad unveiling to boast that the A5X chip inside the new iPad is two times faster than A5, and four times more powerful in graphics performance than the Tegra 3.
NVIDIA isn't buying those claims without proof. The graphics company wants to know how Apple came by that number. Ken Brown, a spokesman for NVIDIA, stated, "[It was] certainly flattering " for Apple to compare its newest chip to their part.
Brown continued, “We don’t have the benchmark information. We have to understand what the application was that was used. Was it one or a variety of applications? What drivers were used? There are so many issues to get into with benchmark.”
Anyone that follows tech knows benchmarks are often handpicked to favor one particular brand over another when it comes to claims such as these. So it should be interesting to see if the new iPad’s performance lives up to the claims.

Source: ZDNet

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By therealnickdanger on 3/8/2012 11:02:22 AM , Rating: 0
The iPad 2 is already 10-200% faster than Tegra 3. What's so unbelievable about the A5X being 4X faster? NVIDIA never could handle their pride very well.

For the record, I do not own or plan to own any Apple products.

RE: Proof?
By ChronoReverse on 3/8/2012 11:28:04 AM , Rating: 3
I'd honestly only consider all other benchmarks OTHER than GLBenchmark (especially the offscreen 720p test).

When GLBenchmark tells you that your device is FASTER at 720p (offscreen) than at 800x480, you know there's a bug in there somewhere.

RE: Proof?
By testerguy on 3/9/2012 8:32:57 AM , Rating: 2
The onscreen tests are limited by v-sync.

That's why the offscreen one is the only relevant one, as Anandtech have explained numerous times.

It also explains the phenomenon you describe.

RE: Proof?
By Mr.Zedd on 3/8/2012 4:45:50 PM , Rating: 2
Is doing less faster better? That review states tegra is pushing 2.5x the pixels, is far brighter, higher contrast ratio and running 16:10 ratio. So the icrap2 can't be used well in the sun like the prime, the whites and blacks pail in comparison, and slower cpu. But hey the GPU that doesn't have much on its plate is faster.

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