Alleged iPad Air 2 benchmark shows A8X CPU has three cores, 2GB of RAM

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  • Reply 21 of 103
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    Just got an email from Apple!

     

    iPad is being delivered tomorrow! Oct 22!

     

    Wooohoooo!<img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />:smokey::D;)8-):p

  • Reply 22 of 103
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    This is just my opinion of course, but people who use too many tabs, and constantly have a gazillion tabs open are just lazy.

     

    I know somebody like that, and I told them last time to just make some damn bookmarks, which they were apparently too lazy to do.


     

    I agree.  Having all those tabs is just messy.  It's for procrastinators and generally unfocused individuals. 

  • Reply 23 of 103
    peteopeteo Posts: 402member
    Geekbench is also showing 2gb and 3 cores

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/1061742
  • Reply 24 of 103
    kpomkpom Posts: 660member

    There's a GeekBench result now http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/1061742.

  • Reply 25 of 103

    I posted in the "Apple taking pre-orders for iPAD Air 2" thread that people suspected A8X to have more than Dual Cores and that A8X is going to stun the tech world and looks like this is becoming REAL!

     

    Honestly, I didn't believe in the speculation myself.  But being one of the many that are having an iPAD Air 2 shipping to me right at this moment, I am totally blown away and in 9th heavens!

  • Reply 26 of 103
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    I haven't been this excited about the letter X since the SEGA 32X.

    Let me guess. Well-endowed unicorns?
  • Reply 27 of 103
    calicali Posts: 3,494member

    It's what the iPad needed. I know iPad sales have been down because of iPhone performance being similar(and iPad having a weak camera).

     

    Add in a better camera and it's about time Apple stepped up their iPads. There's no excuse for a device that large to be comparable to an iPhone.

  • Reply 28 of 103
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    The geekbench looks real nice!

     

    That's a higher score than many Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs!

     

    It looks like this iPad Air 2 will really be packing a punch!

  • Reply 29 of 103
    peteopeteo Posts: 402member
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/user/naaajsboy

    Wow if you sort the list by multicore its the fastest arm based system they have tested, also it looks to be on the heels of some of Intel's laptop chips. Maybe in a year or 2 it will pass allot of these... Pretty damn impressive (esp given its clock speed)
  • Reply 30 of 103
    shsfshsf Posts: 302member

    They should of put a 7,000 x 8,000 pixel display in there too, it's a no buy for me!

     

    Seriously though, as much as a feel excited about iPad Air 2, and I ll promptly get the 128gb one, I can't help but feel super excited about the 12.9 beast that's going to hit the market in a few months, there are some superb possibilities with it if someone puts their imagination to good use, and I am quite sure apple has a few tricks up their sleeve with iOS 9 and the iPad, enter IBM too, and the platform not only is going places, its firing on all cylinders. Special mention to the great daughter team at Filemaker, and the little known gems they've been up to, which I am sure will find some marvellous application on the new iPad and beyond. 

  • Reply 31 of 103

    I always feel that people who complaint about Safari tabs refreshing are trolling.

     

    I have about 10 tabs open all the time and I don't have an issue of each tab refreshing whenever I want to read the websites. 

    Maybe because I constantly have fast WiFi and 4G?

     

    I always thought the tabs should refresh only when I want to read them?  Firstly, there are likely to be new contents.

    Secondly, why should they be constantly or regularly refreshing when I am not reading them?  Wouldn't this be using up battery?

     

    Am I lazy? Maybe.  But I see this as productivity because I don't have to tab to get to a certain website.  And I didn't mind the tabs refreshing whenever I feel like reading them so I don't see what's the big fuss.

     

    And all these times, my iPad Air and iphone only have 1 gb of RAM.

  • Reply 32 of 103
    I haven't been this excited about the letter X since the SEGA 32X.

    I love the 32X!


    Also, dominate, Apple, dominate. Other tablets don't even matter now.
  • Reply 33 of 103
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by peteo View Post



    http://browser.primatelabs.com/user/naaajsboy



    Wow if you sort the list by multicore its the fastest arm based system they have tested, also it looks to be on the heels of some of Intel's laptop chips. Maybe in a year or 2 it will pass allot of these... Pretty damn impressive (esp given its clock speed)

     

    Apparently the Denver K1 scores 1900 single and 3250 multi running at 2.5GHz. So it has a 66% faster clock speed yet only manages to score 5.5% better than the A8 does.

     

    Now when you look at all the yapping Nvidia (and their legion of fanboys - some on this site) have done about the larger cache sizes of the K1, the fact it's 7-way superscalar (vs 6-way for the A8) and how it's supposed to optimize instructions on the fly (ala Transmeta) to improve performance it suddenly doesn't seem very impressive. At all. On paper it has everything going for it, yet as with previous Tegra processors it fails to deliver in the real world.

     

    Apple still has the best optimized ARM processor in the world. By a significant margin.

  • Reply 34 of 103
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by schlack View Post



    oh no 2GB of RAM? People were calling for 16GB of RAM.



    Such a radical step backwards, my old iPad Air has 128 GB of RAM!

     

    Steve Jobs wouldn't have permitted such a collapse.

  • Reply 35 of 103
    I ordered mine from the Netherlands, scheduled to be delivered October 27-29. It's going to be an awesome upgrade from iPad 2 *-*

    Can't waaaait!
  • Reply 36 of 103
    magman1979magman1979 Posts: 1,297member
    kpom wrote: »
    Those benchmarks are approaching those of a Sandy Bridge i5 x86 CPU!!! :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:
  • Reply 37 of 103
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member
    adonissmu wrote: »
    Ugh ohhh the ram people will not be happy with this.


    Funny nobody complains about it being soldered in! ????????????
  • Reply 38 of 103
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    Those benchmarks are approaching those of a Sandy Bridge i5 x86 CPU!!! image image image image image image image image image image



    which is 4 year old architecture.   But Intel needs to ship Broadwell to keep it's power/performance curve lead.

     

    Figure 3 years (A11) before you see enough systems guts to legitimately say 'you could make a pretty darn good laptop out of this chip' 

  • Reply 39 of 103
    magman1979 wrote: »
    Those benchmarks are approaching those of a Sandy Bridge i5 x86 CPU!!! :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:

    In multicore, that's higher than the 1.3GHz MBA from last year. The Haswell version. :D
  • Reply 40 of 103
    canukstormcanukstorm Posts: 2,720member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheOtherGeoff View Post

     



    which is 4 year old architecture.   But Intel needs to ship Broadwell to keep it's power/performance curve lead.

     

    Figure 3 years (A11) before you see enough systems guts to legitimately say 'you could make a pretty darn good laptop out of this chip' 


    I say 2 years.

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