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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 Guspaz on 3/8/2012 1:37:05 PM , Rating: 1
Again, there are benchmarks for the SGX543MP2, and the SGX543MP4 has double the execution units. We can make some educated guesses, we're not flying completely blind here.


RE: Apple Picked the Wrong @!**@fight
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/8/2012 1:48:23 PM , Rating: 1
Again, there are no benchmarks for the new device.....


By Guspaz on 3/8/2012 2:01:47 PM , Rating: 1
And yet we know the theoretical performance of the components, which allows us to make some estimations, and those estimations indicate that Apple's claim is exaggerated but not enormously so.


By RyuDeshi on 3/8/2012 2:12:52 PM , Rating: 2
A quick google search found plenty of benchmarks comparing the Tegra 3 to the SGX543MP2.

You do realize the SGX543MP2 and the SGX543MP4 are very similar, the SGX543MP4 just has twice as many cores. That is how they can derive those theoretical performance claims.


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