With iPad 2, Apple announced it has the next generation dual core A5 chip. The original iPad sported the A4, which is also present in the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch. Just how much of a gain does the A5 have over the A4?
The folks at Anandtech did some benchmarks and revealed the iPad 2 has some impressive gains over the iPad and Motorola Xoom.
Here are the results of various tests, via GLBenchmark:
GLBenchmark 2.0 is the best example of an even remotely current 3D game running on this class of hardware—and even then this is a stretch. If you want an idea of how the PowerVR SGX 543MP2 stacks up to the competition however, GLBenchmark 2.0 is probably going to be our best bet (at least until we get Epic to finally release an Unreal Engine benchmark).
Anandtech noticed an increase of performance and graphics when playing the updated version of Infinity Blade on the iPad. As more developers make apps to take advantage of this new A5 chip, we can expect a better sense of how much potential it really has.
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