iPad 4 benchmark leaks into the wild, shows 1.4GHz processor

Apple promised that the iPad 4's new A6X processor would be twice as fast as that of the iPad 3, and if a new leaked benchmark is real, it seems that the new tablet lives up to these expectations.

Apple's new iPad 4 won't start appearing in people's hands for a few days, but it seems that someone who has one already has benchmarked it using the Geekbench Browser benchmark tool.

The benchmark shows that the iPad 4 has a dual-core processor running at 1.4GHz, up from the 1.0GHz of the iPad 3. The new iPad also has 1GB of RAM, the same as the iPad 3 and iPhone 4, but twice as much as the iPad 2.

The iPad 4 achieved a Geekbench score of 1757, putting it ahead of the iPhone 5 with a score of 1571, and well ahead of the iPad 3 and iPad 2, which scored 791 and 780 respectively.

The iPad 4 is powered by the new A6X SoC (System-on-a-Chip) processor that features a dual-core CPU combined with quad-core graphics. According to Apple, it is up to twice as fast as the previous-generation A5X chip.

The performance boost indicated here should pave the way for next-gerneration apps -- from games to medical to business -- to leverage this extra horsepower.

Is this real? It seems so. Not only do the scores fall in line with what Apple told us about the A6X when the iPad 4 was unveiled, but John Poole, the founder of Primate Labs, the company that develops Geekbench, says that "there's nothing in the result that indicates it's a fake".  

The iPad mini and the new iPad 4

Image source: Primate Labs.

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.
See All
See All