iPad 3 Benchmarks Show 1GB RAM and 1GHz Processor

Mar 13, 2012 - 9 Comments

iPad 3 Benchmarks with Geekbench The iPad 3 has been benchmarked to reveal tech specs of 1GB of RAM and an A5X 1GHz processor. The RAM is double that offered by its predecessor, and the CPU appears the same as that found in iPad 2’s A5 chip, suggesting the only major changes to the processor are in graphics capabilities.

Benchmarks were ran by Tinhte.vn, who managed to get their hands on a new third gen iPad a bit early and used the popular benchmarking app GeekBench. The new iPads score of 756 is roughly the same of an iPad 2, though Geekbench does not seem to adequately test the graphics processor on either chip, thus performance of graphics intensive activities like gaming and photo or video manipulation are yet to be determined.

The A5X processor is a dual-core CPU that includes quad-core graphics capabilities. The boosted graphics and increase in RAM are necessary to work with the high resolution Retina display included on the new iPad.

The third generation iPad is available in stores this Friday, March 16.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, News


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  1. MARWAN HASSAN says:

    How to know how much RAM in the IPAD ??

  2. […] is allied to that of a iPad 2. The additional 17.5 watt-hours are used to energy a additional RAM (1GB) and a softened graphics […]

  3. […] is allied to that of a iPad 2. The additional 17.5 watt-hours are used to energy a additional RAM (1GB) and a softened graphics […]

  4. paul says:

    Know what you mean…mine are sitting in Kentucky, waiting to be delivered to New York on Friday the 16 th I guess.

  5. Indika says:

    Please don’t call it iPad3…

    • Matt says:

      It’s quicker than typing “3rd generation iPad” all the time, and calling it “The new iPad” will be outdated eventually, so basically everyone is using “iPad 3” as shorthand though technically it’s not the correct name. Hope that makes sense.

  6. alex says:

    Fascinating the processor is the same, must be to conserve battery life. But there’s no way Apple is going to release an iPad that doesn’t blow people away, so I have no concerns about speed.

    BTW My iPad 3 has been sitting in California at a FedEx warehouse since last Thursday, it can’t get here soon enough!!

  7. Cherub Down says:

    RAM increase is the best part.

    • Dorje Sylas says:

      I agree, the iPad 2 is already fairly snappy with processing but that Gig of RAM is something the end user is really going to feel.

      Then again a good chunk of that is going to be for holding the high res textures and images and not free for “user” level tasks.

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