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4th Generation iPad Benchmarks Show 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor, 1GB of RAM

John Poole of Primate Labs posts about some 4th Generation iPad benchmarks that appeared in their Geekbench database on Sunday night.


True to Apple's claims, the 4th Generation iPad benchmarks about twice as fast as the 3rd Generation iPad. The new iPad is based on an A6 processor which was first introduced in the iPhone 5. The iPad's processor is called the A6X, signifying the inclusion of quad-core graphics (vs triple-core) to help drive the device's larger Retina display. The 4th Generation iPad's A6X processor also appears to be clocked at 1.4GHz, slightly faster than the iPhone 5's processor which runs at 1.3GHz. This speed boost is reflected in the benchmarks above. (Readers should note that the original iPhone 5 benchmarks suggested that its A6 ran at 1.0GHz, but later more accurate testing showed it to actually to be ~1.3GHz.)

The amount of RAM in the device remains at 1GB -- the same as the 3rd Generation iPad and iPhone 5.

The 4th Generation iPad is now available for pre-order and will officially launch on Friday, November 2nd alongside the iPad mini.

Related roundup: iPad Air

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19 months ago
That's impressive. The iPad with retina deserves such a processor.

Still, not planning to sell my iPad 3. ;)
Rating: 29 Positives
19 months ago
Awesome performance increase.
Rating: 25 Positives
19 months ago
Pretty hefty upgrade for a 6 months interval
Rating: 23 Positives
19 months ago

Nexus 10 is 1.7 Ghz, and has 2GB Ram, and has higher resolution, thinner/lighter, and is $100 cheaper, and has multiple user accounts... hmm I dont know which one I'm gonna buy...:rolleyes:


Probably runs iOS better too... :rolleyes:
Rating: 18 Positives
19 months ago
Nexus 10 is 1.7 Ghz, and has 2GB Ram, and has higher resolution, thinner/lighter, and is $100 cheaper, and has multiple user accounts... hmm I dont know which one I'm gonna buy...:rolleyes:
Rating: 16 Positives
19 months ago

Nexus 10 is 1.7 Ghz, and has 2GB Ram, and has higher resolution, thinner/lighter, and is $100 cheaper, and has multiple user accounts... hmm I dont know which one I'm gonna buy...:rolleyes:


So much wasted spec, so little optimization.
Rating: 15 Positives
19 months ago
the iPhone 5 and ipad 4 have more than doubled the predecessor :O Seems to be an Apple trend now :D I guess that is what happens when Apple makes their own chips instead of relying on others!
Rating: 15 Positives
19 months ago
For people who might not know, the 3rd placed device in chart(iPad 3rd gen) just released this year. :rolleyes:
Rating: 13 Positives
19 months ago

Pretty hefty upgrade for a 6 months interval


The A5 wasn't exactly new when it came to the iPad. It just got a graphics update to handle the new resolution.

Seems like the 4th gen isn't really getting any attention at all to me. Everybody is about the iPad mini right now!!
Apple should have waited until march to release it that way it doesn't mess with the cycle and gets more media....


I hope fall updates become the new "cycle." It's better for consumers because all the iPads bought for the holidays won't become obsolete in three months.
Rating: 13 Positives
19 months ago

It's the same amount as the iPad three or are you under some illusion that 2gb of ram will offer some benefit?


I think it's the latter. Spec bumps are nice, but with the OS staying the same, it goes unnoticed in real time use (or very minimal)

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Nexus 10 is 1.7 Ghz, and has 2GB Ram, and has higher resolution, thinner/lighter, and is $100 cheaper, and has multiple user accounts... hmm I dont know which one I'm gonna buy...:rolleyes:


Some people never learn...

Hint: (That means you)
Rating: 12 Positives

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