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iPad 2 JavaScript Test 4x Faster Than Original iPad

by on March 7th, 2011

CNET UK was able to do a few quick tests during their hands-on with the iPad 2, via SunSpider JavaScript benchmark page.

The good news for anyone thinking of buying the iPad 2 is that it did incredibly well in the test, outperforming all the rivals we have in the building to compare with it. That includes the original iPad, which at first was nearly 4x slower to get through the test than the new version. The iPad 2 has a new, dual-core processor inside it which, at first glance, seems responsible for all of this extra speed.

There is another factor here, however: the version of the operating system the iPad is running. The iPad 2 we tested last night was running the latest version of iOS, 4.3, which changes the way it deals with JavaScript to speed things up considerably.

Here were the results:

Results could be different on the iPad 2 when it’s released this Friday in the US. Also, it’s interesting to note a Motorola XOOM user responded with a test in the comments:

Here on vacation, using my xoom to read the morning news. Ran the test for you at the link you provide. Got 2168 ms on my xoom. Ran it a second time and got 2101 ms.

Course that is with nine other apps multitasking in the background.

Of course there’s no way to verify his test–unless you spend $800.


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