Benchmarks on Third-Generation iPad Reveal 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

In addition to the just-surfaced unboxing video of the new iPad, Tinhte.vn also posts Geekbench benchmarks of the device, revealing that the device's A5X system-on-a-chip contains a 1 GHz application processor and 1 GB of RAM.

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The new iPad received a total Geekbench score of 756, essentially identical to that of the iPad 2, although Geekbench only tests processor and memory performance and does not address graphics capabilities that are the focus of improvements in the A5X. The A5X offers the same 1 GHz CPU found in the A5, and bumps the RAM from 512 MB to 1 GB as had been predicted and suggested in leaked screenshots of a debug tool for the device.

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Top Rated Comments

ECUpirate44 Avatar
158 months ago
Who cares about the geekbench scores?
Does scrolling lag? No
Is it slow? No
Is it powerful enough to run the display? Yes
Does it run graphic intensive games well? Yes

To all you people who say "I won't buy it until its quad core" ect ect, I feel sorry for you!
Score: 87 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citivolus Avatar
158 months ago
I'm so glad the memory was bumped up. That was the primary issue I was having with my iPad 1.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
notabadname Avatar
158 months ago
I remember when the iPad 2 came out, and how many people said they wouldn't upgrade unless it had the Retina display. Now it has the Retina display and they won't upgrade till it has a Quad-core.

Whatever.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alFR Avatar
158 months ago
great i just spent $500 on the exact same iPad i already have. man apple is starting to suck with these incremental updates!

Its easy to get away with on computers, but on disposable mobile Tech, you really need to beat yourself when releasing something new!

Lordy. I think John Gruber summed this up best:

But if a faster processor, more RAM, a double-the-resolution retina display, a better camera, and maybe even LTE networking make for a “modest” update, then what would it take for the iPad 3 to be deemed an immodest update? A fusion energy source? Teleportation? A camera that sees into the future?
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RevToTheRedline Avatar
158 months ago
Who cares about the geekbench scores?
Does scrolling lag? No
Is it slow? No
Is it powerful enough to run the display? Yes
Does it run graphic intensive games well? Yes

To all you people who say "I won't buy it until its quad core" ect ect, I feel sorry for you!

Because without benchmarks the fandroids, have nothing to think their crap is better.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arcite Avatar
158 months ago
great i just spent $500 on the exact same iPad i already have. man apple is starting to suck with these incremental updates!

Its easy to get away with on computers, but on disposable mobile Tech, you really need to beat yourself when releasing something new!
This is why it makes more sense to buy every second or third generation, that way you'll appreciate the upgrade more.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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