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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 testerguy on 3/9/2012 8:18:32 AM , Rating: 1
The performance claims of the GPU performance assume a constant resolution.

Just like if you were benchmarking engines, you would compare it in two equally heavy chassis. You wouldn't say a truck engine was less powerful just because it's in a truck.

They are pushing more pixels, which is why they require the extra performance, but that has nothing to do with the general capability of the GPU.


RE: Apple Picked the Wrong @!**@fight
By theapparition on 3/9/2012 1:14:30 PM , Rating: 2
So you're totally lost.

If you care about performance, the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times mean nothing. The suspension settings, the tires, and engine controls. The end user experience means nothing.

All that matters is that you take every engine out of every vehicle, put it into a neutral chassis, and test there. That way you can find the true performance of each engine.

Good job, you go right ahead and start trying that. Because the performance of the completed vehicle means nothing, just how each part works.

I guess I need to add sarcasm tags, or that might escape you.
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By testerguy on 3/14/2012 5:11:33 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
So you're totally lost. If you care about performance, the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times mean nothing. The suspension settings, the tires, and engine controls. The end user experience means nothing. All that matters is that you take every engine out of every vehicle, put it into a neutral chassis, and test there. That way you can find the true performance of each engine. Good job, you go right ahead and start trying that. Because the performance of the completed vehicle means nothing, just how each part works. I guess I need to add sarcasm tags, or that might escape you. <\sarcasm>


It's so ironic that you say this sarcastically when it's the only time you've ever used logic.

To educate you once again - we are not measuring the speed of the car. We are measuring the POWER of the ENGINE. It's a GPU BENCHMARK, not a TABLET benchmark. Learn the difference, before you continue to embarrass yourself.

If you wanted to know which engine was more powerful, you WOULD put it in a neutral chassis. That is EXACTLY the point of benchmarks, and it's why the same resolution is used by every established tech site where it is available.

Your idiocy is astounding.


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