[Rumor] New iPad has 1GB RAM, 1 GHz A5X Clock Speed

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  1. chris888222
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    Well, the graphics benchmark made me pretty much skeptical about this source. Plus it's by an unknown Vietnamese source, so I'll put this as a rumor for now.

    1GHz clock speed is sure disappointing though (if it's real). I guess we can only find out at actual launch.

    SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2012/03/13/new-ipad-unboxed-and-tested/

    The video is in the source if you're interested.
     
  2. Rydian

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    More cores don't instantly equal more speed, so yeah if the benchmark wasn't made for multi-cores, it don't matter shit how many you toss on.
     
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    Failure Apple marketing. :P

    But I actually expected the benchmark to hit like at least 900 or something.
     
  4. FireGrey

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    Isn't this the same specs as the other tablets that are at half the cost?
     
  5. spinal_cord

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    It's an Apple product, you didn't need to know the specs to come to that conclusion.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    and twice the price :P
     
  7. Jamstruth

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    More like fail tester. If the benchmark is made for a single core and you give it a quad it's not going to use its full power (because it's feeding 1 line instead of doing processes in parallel)
    The quad core GPU will be faster but only when devs utilise it.
     
  8. chris888222
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    I was part sarcastic about the Apple part as I don't really believe the source itself.

    Plus, the box of that iPad looks fugly.
     
  9. Zerousen

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    Holy shit, I can understand what they're saying, lol.
     
  10. spinal_cord

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    thats what all other iPad boxes look like, nothing special about iPadbox3.
     
  11. chris888222
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    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    I don't remember my Apple boxes having stickers here and there. The iCloud sticker just looks removed from the iPhone 4S box and repasted to the New iPad box. To me at least.

    EDIT: I just remembered that the Apple A5 is clocked at 800 MHz. If its 1GHz then perhaps there is a speed increase.
     
  12. chartube12

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    I remember reading the A5X is a 2 core cpu and 4 core gpu, in a cnet article. Apple apologized for the confusion.
     
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    It is. It has 2 CPU cores, but 4 GPU cores which made it able to power up the Retina Display.

    What I'm hoping is at least a speed boost in those 2 CPU cores.
     
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    Still not enough for me to switch from Android.