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[AnandTech] Apple iPad 2 GPU Performance Explored: PowerVR SGX543MP2 Benchmarked

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Our SoC investigation mostly focused on CPU performance, which we found to be a healthy 50% faster than the A4 in the original iPad - at least in web browsing. We were able to exceed Apple's claim of up to 2x performance increase in some synthetic tests, but even a 50% increase in javascript and web page loading performance isn't anything to be upset about. We briefly touched on the GPU: Imagination Technologies' PowerVR SGX 543MP2. Here Apple is promising up to a 9x increase in performance, but it's something we wanted to investigate.



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Going along with this, there's also AnandTech's preview of the iPad 2.

In short
-formidable processing power
-a screen that matches the old iPad yet is still better than the Xoom, and
-an absolutely terrible camera that matches the likes of the iPhone 3G.
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Still no flash.
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So is A5 the same as Samsung's Orion?

Seems like it would be...
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I was just coming to post this

I knew the T2 GPU was not that impressive, but that's insane. Apple definitely made sure they would stay relevant hardware wise for a while. I wonder what the GPU in the Kal-el chips are going to be like.

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So is A5 the same as Samsung's Orion?

Seems like it would be...
The Orion uses a different GPU (Maali something, I can't find the model). In fact, there are rumors that the A5 is still cortex A8 as well, and samsung may not be manufacturing it this time. I haven't followed up to see if they are true or not.
    
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I have the iPad 2 and the gpu is awesome in it, comparing it to the iPad 1 the framerate is everything so so much higher and iOS handles it's ram really well and I literally opened all of my apps and 9 tabs and swapped as fast as I could, and there is no slow down at all, a tablet isnt needed no, but I really like comfortable browsing from my bed, book reading, and even Netflix while waiting between classes, can't wait to see what honeycomb is like next year and to see how apple competes
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Still no flash.
Not needed as shown by the millions of iPhone/iPad sales. Also Skyfire browser can handle any Flash situation you might find yourself in.
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Another reason not to trust Anandtech, 1280x800 Difference should NOT be 30 frames.
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Another reason not to trust Anandtech, 1280x800 Difference should NOT be 30 frames.
I don't understand your post, you're comparing 3.0 devices to 2.2 and 2.3 ones...
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