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4th Gen iPad’s A6X Processor Makes It More Than Twice As Fast As Its Predecessor

4th Gen iPad’s A6X Processor Makes It More Than Twice As Fast As Its Predecessor

The latest iPad sure is a speedy fellow.

Shortly before unveiling the iPad mini last week, Apple announced a new fourth-generation iPad — just 7 months after it released the third-generation iPad. In addition to an improved FaceTime camera, faster Wi-Fi, and Apple’s new Lightning connector, the device comes with the latest A6X processor. But is it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor?

Well, if performance is important to you, then yes, it is.

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Benchmarks Reveal New iPod Touch Isn’t Even Half As Fast As iPhone 5

Benchmarks Reveal New iPod Touch Isn’t Even Half As Fast As iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is way ahead of its siblings when it comes to Geekbench performance.

Geekbench benchmarks for the new iPod touch prove Apple has made lots of improvements to the fifth-generation device, with its dual-core A5 chip making it significantly faster than its predecessor. When compared with iPhone performance, however, the iPod touch is lagging far behind.

Despite the same 800MHz processor, the new iPod touch is still slightly slower then the iPhone 4S, and not even half as fast as the iPhone 5.

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Why The PC Is Dead: Five Years Of iPhone Benchmarks [Chart]

Why The PC Is Dead: Five Years Of iPhone Benchmarks [Chart]

In a post by Jeff Atwood over at the excellent Coding Horror, there’s this brilliant chart showing the “hyperbolic performance improvement” of the iPhone since it first debuted in 2008. As Jeff points out, in just five years, the iPhone has seen a factor of 20 performance improvement in Browsermark and a factor of four improvement in GeekBench, at least doubling performance every year.

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iPhone 5 Even Faster Than Originally Reported, Due To Updated Benchmarking Software

iPhone 5 Even Faster Than Originally Reported, Due To Updated Benchmarking Software

The iPhone 5 runs on an Apple-designed A6 chip, which has been widely reported as running at 1.0GHz. The software that performed that analysis, Geekbench, was recently updated to an iOS 6-enabled version, and the iPhone 5 was tested again. Turns out that the A6 CPU dual-cores are actually running at 1.3GHz, which is a bit faster than previously thought.

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iPhone 5 Beats Everything In Javascript Benchmarks, Twice As Fast As iPhone 4S

iPhone 5 Beats Everything In Javascript Benchmarks, Twice As Fast As iPhone 4S

Beat that!

On Tuesday, the first Geekbench benchmarks surfaced for the iPhone 5. Those have been followed by SunSpider Javascript benchmarks which show Apple’s latest iPhone 5 beats everything when it comes to Javascript performance. It’s twice as fast as the iPhone 4S, and significantly snappier than high-end Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S III, the HTC One X, and the new LG Optimus G.

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iPhone 5 May Not Have A Quad-Core CPU, But It’s One Of The Fastest Smartphones Money Can Buy

iPhone 5 May Not Have A Quad-Core CPU, But It’s One Of The Fastest Smartphones Money Can Buy

That’s a fast smartphone.

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 last week, the company promised that its custom A6 chip deliver performance twice as fast as its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. But according to the handset’s first benchmarks, this isn’t just the fastest iPhone yet — it’s also one of the most powerful smartphones money can buy.

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Evidence Of Upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Surfaces In Benchmark Results

Evidence Of Upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Surfaces In Benchmark Results

There have been rumors for the last month or so that Apple is planning to release a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display later this year. While we haven’t seen any physical evidence of the MacBook’s existence, there have been a few Geekbench scores that support rumors that the new laptop will be coming soon.

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Benchmarks Revealed For Upcoming iMac With Ivy Bridge Processor

Benchmarks Revealed For Upcoming iMac With Ivy Bridge Processor

New iMacs are coming pretty soon, with Ivy Bridge processors that will make them faster than a jack rabbit hyped up on Mountain Dew. Apple is expected to release the new iMacs sometime this summer, but it looks like benchmarks for the new machines have already been revealed, giving us a glimpse at just how speedy Apple’s new all-in-one PCs will be.

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New iPad’s A5X Beats The Pants Off Tegra 3 Graphics [Video]

Apple’s not exactly the kind of company that boasts lightly. That’s not to say they don’t boast a lot — they’re probably the most bragging of all the companies in tech, and for damn good reason — but every boast is weighted against genuine success, not numbers fudging.

So when Apple debuted the new iPad a couple weeks ago and claimed that their tablet — powered by a dual-core CPU and quad-core graphics — outperformed the quad-core CPU and 12-core graphics of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC, a lot of people arched their eyebrows. NVIDIA raised a stink, saying it couldn’t possibly be true. But we quietly suspected that Apple would be proven right.

So guess which is faster in independent benchmarks?

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Early Benchmark Tests For New iPad Confirm 1GB Of RAM, Same 1GHz Processor Speed

Early Benchmark Tests For New iPad Confirm 1GB Of RAM, Same 1GHz Processor Speed

Apple's new iPad has double the RAM of its predecessor.

Early benchmark tests conducted on Apple’s new iPad have confirmed that the third-generation tablet is the first iOS device to get 1GB of RAM, double the amount packed into its predecessor. Its new A5X processor, however, clocks in at the same speed as the A5 chip.

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