Benchmarks for the New iPad Air [Charts]

Benchmarks for the New iPad Air [Charts]

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Primate Labs has posted Geekbench scores for the new iPad Air. The device far outscores the previous generation iPad, nearly doubling its score for both single-core and multi-core performance.

John Poole, the founder of Primate Labs, offers some thoughts on the results:

● The iPad Air's A7 processor is running at 1.4 GHz, 100 MHz faster than the iPhone 5s' A7 processor. It's not clear if the iPad Air processor runs at a higher speed thanks to a larger battery (providing more power), a larger chassis (providing better cooling), or some combination of the two. I expect the new iPad mini's A7 processor will run at 1.4 GHz as well.
● The iPad Air is over 80% faster than the iPad (4th Generation), close to the 2x increase promised by Apple.
● The iPad Air is over 5x faster than the iPad 2, yet is only $100 more expensive. I do not understand why Apple kept the iPad 2 around, especially at a $399 price point. What market are they targeting?

Poole notes that the iPad Air is a great upgrade from the iPad 4 from a performance standpoint. The device is launch on November 1st in numerous countries. More details on that can be found here.

Take a look at the benchmark charts below...

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Benchmarks for the New iPad Air [Charts]

Benchmarks for the New iPad Air [Charts]
Thoune - October 31, 2013 at 12:49am
I have an answer to you question why Apple kept the iPad 2 around, especially at a $399 price point. What market are they targeting? ... 1) Apple don't have much product left in stock since they kindly not produce it anymore so I believe they don't really expect to sell anyway and 2) it is marketing strategy showing a smooth transition of price from 299, 399, 499...So iPad Air will not look too expensive to buy.
Nasty Nate - October 31, 2013 at 1:10am
Because that is a better version of the first ipad without retina display and it's cheap, 3 & 4 are less of the air version!
joncreid - October 31, 2013 at 7:13am
agree with price point most people will see the price of ipad 2 get drawn in then see ipad air is 5 times more powerful and get that
Allusion - October 30, 2013 at 10:16pm
Delusion, have fun with your rants about tablets until you come out of that basement!
Zaki - October 30, 2013 at 5:05pm
iPad Air is like a supercar with super nitro and super turbo!!!!!!!!!!
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