NVIDIA Tells Apple to "Prove It" on A5X Performance Claims
March 8, 2012 10:23 AM
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Benchmarks or GTFO!
Yesterday when Apple
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.
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3/9/2012 12:19:18 PM
LOL I doubt game developers will target the 2560x1600 resolution for games but rather stick to 1024x768 because there would be no gain in clarity on such a small screen.
3/12/2012 3:11:03 AM
In my opinion, 99% of the games will be scaled anyway... And of course that there won't be unplayable games on a platform as closed as a console, so an apple to apple comparison (pun intended) is near impossible.
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