Haha yeah, where exactly do I apply for the jobs of these "analysts"? Its guesswork, as good as you or I. Like when they were saying the iPad 2 would be dual core, well DUH, every early 2011 tablet was going dual core.
Yeah, but is compositing elements within the browser itself GPU accelerated? Video acceleration within a container is a different matter.For example with FF4 even fonts are done with GPU acceleration through Directwrite on the Windows front.
The NGP uses a MP4, not an MP2. Thats the four core version, it doesn't scale perfectly but should be close to twice as fast as the iPad 2.
So can anyone confirm or give speculation that its indeed the MP2 in the iPad 2? The math seems to fit.
Depends what your use for it is. The processor bump is nothing to write home about, but the AMD graphics card in the higher end one is much more powerful with four times the memory and three times the unified shader cores. For games, rendering, video work etc, I'd say its worth it, for general usage like web browsing the lower end one is fine.
Is it the dual GPU SGX543MP2, do you think? If they say 9x the performance of the first iPad, and the 543 single chip is 4.5 times as powerful according to Imagination, the MP2 seems to fit the bill. Thats a fair lead over the best of the competition, I think.