A new comparison by Laptop Mag regarding the new A5X chip in the iPad shows some interesting results given Apple’s position during the new iPad media event which stated the A5x had “4x the performance of the Nvidia Tegra 3.”
The test was run using the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime which used the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor against the new iPad and used GLBenchmark 2.1, Geekbench, browser benchmarks Peacekeeper and Sunspider as well as a subjective viewing of Riptide GP and Shadowgun for an eyes on comparison.
The new iPad outperformed the Transformer in all of the GLBenchmark 2.1,but the Transformer handily bested the iPad when using Geekbench (which measures the raw processing power). This makes sense as the iPad is still a dual core compared to the quad core powering the Transformer.
Does the A5X’s better benchmark tests float your boat or are you more impressed with the Tegra 3′s better graphics and visual effects? We still think it’s too early to tell as we need to wait for developers to update their games for the A5x and the Retina Display.
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