New iPad unboxed in Vietnam, shows 4G on/off toggle, benchmarks

“Well-known for its pre-release Apple access, Vietnam’s Tinhte in a pair of posts has gotten early access to the third-generation iPad and answered some of its core questions,” Electronista reports. “Apart from proving that the box will be very familiar, the site confirmed that the new iPad has an LTE toggle to save power.”

Electronista reports, “At least when running Geekbench, the core processor still ran at about 1GHz and wasn’t necessarily much faster by itself. The A5X chip should still be faster, however, as it’s now known to have the rumored 1GB of RAM. Most of Apple’s emphasis on performance has been on the graphics, which should be a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4.””

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Seth Weintraub reports for 9to5Mac, “The mid-700 score [in Geekbench] is similar to the iPad 2 which scores about the same while the original iPad scores in the 400s. That’s likely due to the benchmarking software’s inability to test the 4 core GPU or the “X” factor in the iPad’s new A5X chip.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

2 Comments

  1. What an ignorant comments. Geekbench was never intended to be a measure of graphical performance per se, so “That’s likely due to the benchmarking software’s inability to test the 4 core GPU or the “X” factor in the iPad’s new A5X chip” is nonsense.

  2. I can hardly wait until REAL/ACTUAL 4G hits the market and ALL of these FAKE ‘4G’ devices will be 100% INCOMPATIBLE.

    ‘Oh darn, the marketing morons screwed us over again!’

    Well DUH! Do your homework kids. Buyer beware: Never truer than today thanks to the Spirit of the Age: Screw Thy Customer.

    4G @ Wikipedia

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