Originally Posted by asdasd
That's technically illiterate. The drivers don't need to be rewritten, the OS is resolution independent, the CPU needs no change and a GPU which is 9X faster can handle 4 times as many pixels. The GPU is overkill in fact, and proof that the display will come this year.
My lord, I don't know what you think you know, but it isn't as much apparently, as you think. Even with the same cards, drivers are constantly being improved to get proper performance out of a gpu. That goes for PC cards, and it goes for built-in gpu's as well. And you're telling me I don't understand it? That's a laugh! Not only will a faster gpu be needed, but a faster CPU will be needed to feed that faster gpu more data for it to work on. This is basic computer science. Look it up.
You're also forgetting some simple things. Apple can't sell a higher Rez device with much poorer graphics performance than the one on the market already. You really aren't thinking this through. The now current iPad 2 comes with graphics performance up to 9 times as fast as the now discontinued one. This is a major advertising point they are making. If they use a display with four times as many pixels, that performance will drop by four times. So the model with the hi Rez display will have much poorer performance than the one with the much lower Rez display. It's pretty simple.
Marketing 101 states that you can't replace a product with a more poorly performing one. So, even if it were true that Apple used this gpu for a higher Rez screen, it doesn't matter, because it is now the standard performance level we will be expecting. So a higher Rez screen will need an even more highly performing gpu to just to keep even.
Please don't tell me I don't know what I'm talking about until you show that you do.