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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 harshbarj on 3/8/2012 1:05:00 PM , Rating: 4
What benchmarks? There has yet to be a benchmark on the new ipad and there will not be until after the 16th. If you're going ONLY by apples claim you have a LOT to learn. Never trust the claims of performance from a company.


RE: Apple Picked the Wrong @!**@fight
By Guspaz on 3/8/12, Rating: -1
RE: Apple Picked the Wrong @!**@fight
By harshbarj on 3/8/2012 1:34:04 PM , Rating: 3
That's a rather bold statement given we don't know what kind of bottlenecks the system might have. What if they did not double the graphic ram bandwidth, what if the cpu can't feed the quad core gpu fast enough.

Now I'm not saying it's not 4x faster, just we can't even guess till it's released.


By Uncle on 3/8/2012 1:31:49 PM , Rating: 4
"Never trust the claims of performance from a company."

Especially when apple and its affiliates are taking in pre-orders.


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