The new iPad 4 has reportedly been benchmarked and the results back up the maker’s claim that it’s twice as fast as the previous model.
This latest iPad was a surprise extra announcement at the recent launch of the Apple iPad mini. The iPad 4, officially described as “iPad with Retina Display” replaces the third-gen model and goes on sale from 2 November.
Poole suggests that the benchmark result is real: “There’s nothing in the result that indicates it's a fake,” he writes.
The posting appears to confirm that the iPad 4 has a dual-core A6X processor running at 1.4GHz. It goes on to list that it has 1GB RAM, the same amount as the third-gen iPad and the iPhone 5, but twice that of the iPad 2.
It does seems to have a had a significant performance boost, however. The results suggest the new iPad is 10 percent faster than the iPhone 5. It is based on the same dual-core A6 processor but may be clocked at 1.4GHz (instead of around 1.3GHz for the iPhone 5). Importantly, it is about twice as fast as the iPad 2 and iPad 3.
Although the upgraded iPad 4 comes just a few months after the third-gen ‘New’ iPad, Poole concludes that, “If you have an iPad and you are looking for more performance then you will find the new iPad a compelling upgrade.”
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