Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Benchmarks for the New iPad Air Charts

Primate Labs has posted Geekbench scores for the new iPad Air. The device far outscores the previous generation iPad, nearly doubling its score for both single-core and multi-core performance.

John Poole, the founder of Primate Labs, offers some thoughts on the results:

● The iPad Air's A7 processor is running at 1.4 GHz, 100 MHz faster than the iPhone 5s' A7 processor. It's not clear if the iPad Air processor runs at a higher speed thanks to a larger battery (providing more power), a larger chassis (providing better cooling), or some combination of the two. I expect the new iPad mini's A7 processor will run at 1.4 GHz as well.
● The iPad Air is over 80% faster than the iPad (4th Generation), close to the 2x increase promised by Apple.
● The iPad Air is over 5x faster than the iPad 2, yet is only $100 more expensive. I do not understand why Apple kept the iPad 2 around, especially at a $399 price point. What market are they targeting?

Poole notes that the iPad Air is a great upgrade from the iPad 4 from a performance standpoint. The device is launch on November 1st in numerous countries. More details on that can be found here.

Take a look at the benchmark charts below...

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