Apple’s sixth-generation iPod touch “brings three years’ and four generations’ worth of processor improvements all at the same time,” Andrew Cunningham reports for Ars Technica. “Jumping from an Apple A5 to an A8 results in an almost comically large performance improvement, though as we’ll see, you’re not quite getting iPhone 6 performance in an iPod-sized body.”
“We’ve compared the new iPod to the old one, but there’s really no comparison. Depending on the benchmark, the A8 is around five times as fast as the A5,” Cunningham reports. “The A8’s GPU is around ten times as fast as the A5’s, depending on what test you’re looking at. Even more significant is the fact that the A5’s GPU can’t even run a lot of these tests, since it supports neither OpenGL ES 3.0 nor the Metal graphics API.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Nice little upgrade. 😉
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]