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Early 9.7-inch iPad Pro Benchmarks Reveal Slightly Underclocked Processor

Early 9.7-inch iPad Pro Benchmarks Reveal Slightly Underclocked Processor

Posted March 22, 2016 at 6:49pm by iClarified
Early benchmarks for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro reveal that Apple has slightly underclocked its processor compared to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino posted his Geekbench results to Twitter earlier today. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro features an A9X processor, same as the 12.9-inch; however, it is clocked at 2.16 GHz compared to 2.24 GHz for the larger tablet.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro received a single-core benchmark score of 3022 and a multi-core score of 5107. That's slightly less than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro which has a single-core score of 3224 and a multi-core score of 5466.

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Early 9.7-inch iPad Pro Benchmarks Reveal Slightly Underclocked Processor

Early 9.7-inch iPad Pro Benchmarks Reveal Slightly Underclocked Processor

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Nnnnnd - March 23, 2016 at 12:33am
This is so stupid. I been waiting for new iPad(hence i gave my iPad Air2 to my grandparents 2 weeks ago) hoping that they can bring more juice for us normal iPad users. But now $100 more expensive, no 64GB version, and only 2GB with downclocked CPU?? What the hell are they thinking?? Why call it iPad Pro when it isnt Pro jesus. At least this makes 12in iPad Pro more appealing. Stupid timcook
gamerscul9870 - March 23, 2016 at 1:35am
It's 2gb ram because of the screen size that it only needs enough of it. Who knows what too much does. Also, just flat out not calling it pro is an understatement. MacBook pros are called Pro's because of how it's built compared to the air, but even the air can have about the same power like that. So what, that's enough to call the air a pro to? Not to mention in the article, it still says iPad pro 9.7-inch uses a little less ghz which isn't that big of a difference compared to the 12-inch.
Vic - March 23, 2016 at 4:27am
Your wrong. RAM is for how much you can have running at the same time. The screen has to do with the processor
gamerscul9870 - March 24, 2016 at 12:13pm
Coming from someone who has no idea why it makes sense! iPads 9.7 need up to 2GB ram because of enough screen space to be powered just like the iPhones. Where were you raised?
Peter Z
Peter Z - March 28, 2016 at 3:57am
@stupid my ass, Ram has nothing to do with screen size lol. The underclocked processor may be bc of the smaller screen. But ram only has to do with how many programs/apps you can run at the same time. Apple wants you to buy the 12.9 inch ipad and not the 9.7, hence the reduced ram. Inform yourself about ram before criticizing other comments.
a - March 22, 2016 at 11:51pm
Yeah it was stupid to call it iPad pro instead of iPad I thought they got rid of the 12.9 inch at first it's just going to be more confusing
gamerscul9870 - March 22, 2016 at 11:58pm
Lame? It's still past 2Ghz and you flat out call it a no pro? Do you know why it's named pro in the first place other than processor power?
toyu - March 22, 2016 at 7:49pm
Smaller battery than 12.9 inch iPad Pro.
J-L - March 22, 2016 at 7:44pm
Smaller screen size need less processor power, I guess apple don't want the 9.7" pro over power the bigger flagship version.
stevenlacross - March 22, 2016 at 7:08pm
Yes and no
Vic - March 22, 2016 at 6:57pm
Stupid move by Apple. Should've just been called iPad
gamerscul9870 - March 22, 2016 at 7:59pm
Unless of course it's enough to power multitasking and everything else that's involved with it just as much as the 12-inch pro version does so...
Vic - March 22, 2016 at 9:35pm
Ya but they're all over the place. So far a weak start to 2016 for Apple
gamerscul9870 - March 22, 2016 at 9:55pm
I think the start of something this year not weak was standing on their ground against fbi.
Vic - March 22, 2016 at 11:07pm
Ya and I have huge respect for Apple that they're the only people that care about that. Hopefully wwdc and the fall event will have magic
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