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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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RE: Apple Picked the Wrong @!**@fight
By SkullOne on 3/8/2012 12:02:25 PM , Rating: 1
Tegra has always been an under performer. It can't even keep up graphically with iPad 2. I have no doubt that Tegra 3 will get smoked by iPad 3.

Tegra is one of the main reasons I haven't bothered purchasing a tablet. I hate Apple with a passion so I won't touch their crap to begin with and I won't touch Nvidia's crap either. So I'll sit back and not care about having a tablet for the time being because honestly they're all worthless devices to me at the moment.

RE: Apple Picked the Wrong @!**@fight
By BillyBatson on 3/8/2012 12:16:52 PM , Rating: 1
Worthless devices to YOU, indispensable to others.

By SkullOne on 3/8/2012 12:47:09 PM , Rating: 3
I do believe I said "worthless to ME". Never did I say to others. Learn to read before trying to pick a fight.

By B3an on 3/9/2012 4:49:21 AM , Rating: 2
I'm waiting for Win 8 tablets. Dont know why anyone would buy an iPad now. When the real PC tablets are out we can both buy something thats actually useful and has good hardware :) Theres some nice ARM and Intel CPU/GPU's coming up for these.

"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad

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