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New iPad Gets Unboxed & Benchmarked; 1GB RAM Confirmed

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The first of many unboxings and benchmarking to boot.

It's not supposed to launch until Friday, but it seems some people have gotten their hands on the new iPad a little bit earlier. The first glimpse of the Apple tablet (which looks just like the old one bar a few minor, barely noticeable tweaks) comes from Vietnam, where one Apple fan claims to have gotten his pre-order a few days earlier. Of course, when something like that happens, you make the most of it and post the first ever iPad 3 unboxing video. Check it out below (fair warning: It's all in Vietnamese):

Unboxing the New iPad

Now, perhaps you haven't yet ordered your new iPad because you're waiting to hear some of the details that Apple has yet to provide. Maybe you're a little curious about that Apple A5X chip, or you're wondering if the rumors of twice the RAM are true. Well, luckily for you, the men in the video above also had the foresight to run some benchmarks on the device.

The results were posted by user Sonlazio to tinhte.vn and reveal that while Apple doubled the RAM for the latest iPad and upped the graphics, the processor clock speed remains at an unchanged 1GHz. The iPad scored a respectable 756 running GeekBench, which measures processor and memory performance. This is pretty similar to what the iPad 2 has been scoring on GeekBench (at least, it is according to the GeekBench results browser tool), while the iPad 1 seems to score around 470 pretty consistently on GeekBench. 

Head on over to Tinhte.vn for more GeekBench screen caps.

(via Engadget)

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    mo_thug_85 , March 14, 2012 2:56 AM
    with my geekbench i get 1421 on my prime
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    phamhlam , March 14, 2012 2:17 AM
    This is not surprising that the score is similar since Apple said it is still a dual-core CPU. What matter though is how well the GPU performs. Benchmark please.
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    pecul1ar , March 14, 2012 3:02 AM
    shardeyI too would like to see the benchmark, then the comparison between Tegra 3 and the A5x would settle the dispute that Apple has created with their informationless benchmark charts.


    Its an Apple! What charts are you talking about, that's for PC users. /sarcasm off
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  • 15 Hide
    phamhlam , March 14, 2012 2:17 AM
    This is not surprising that the score is similar since Apple said it is still a dual-core CPU. What matter though is how well the GPU performs. Benchmark please.
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    shardey , March 14, 2012 2:39 AM
    I too would like to see the benchmark, then the comparison between Tegra 3 and the A5x would settle the dispute that Apple has created with their informationless benchmark charts.
  • 16 Hide
    mo_thug_85 , March 14, 2012 2:56 AM
    with my geekbench i get 1421 on my prime
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    pecul1ar , March 14, 2012 3:02 AM
    shardeyI too would like to see the benchmark, then the comparison between Tegra 3 and the A5x would settle the dispute that Apple has created with their informationless benchmark charts.


    Its an Apple! What charts are you talking about, that's for PC users. /sarcasm off
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    shardey , March 14, 2012 3:21 AM
    mo_thug_85with my geekbench i get 1421 on my prime


    What phone do you have?
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    mo_thug_85 , March 14, 2012 3:26 AM
    no on my transformer prime tf201
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    LuckyDucky7 , March 14, 2012 3:27 AM
    @shardey That's not a phone; he's talking about the ASUS Transformer Prime.

    The funny thing is that great resolution needs great graphical capabilities to drive it.

    Apple doesn't seem to have those at first glance; and I'm eager to see how Apple's solution handles that screen with apps and games that can take advantage of all those pixels.
    For that matter, though, we don't know how Tegra 3 would handle a QXGA screen in similar circumstances; and for some reason I'd guess that both solutions will fall short at full load at 2048 x 1536. AMD might have something to say about that, though.
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    shardey , March 14, 2012 4:32 AM
    Ha I definitely skimmed over it fast. Well it's a quad core right? So if we were to do it theoretically solve for the core, it would score 355.25 per core. A dual core A5 would be 378 per core (Based on the given scores and if this would be accurate).

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    richboyliang , March 14, 2012 4:44 AM
    Well it said the model was iPad 3.3...
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    halcyon , March 14, 2012 5:01 AM
    Good stuff, makes me even more anxious to receive my 2 new iPads. ...in response to an earlier post, I thought I read that the new Pad had respectable graphics.
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    halcyon , March 14, 2012 5:04 AM
    mo_thug_85with my geekbench i get 1421 on my prime


    If you got a TF201 without dead or stuck pixels consider yourself lucky. I went through 5 TF201s trying to get one without those defects and it just didn't work out for me. ...otherwise pretty decent tablet.
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    bebangs , March 14, 2012 5:06 AM
    shardeyWhat phone do you have?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Tegra-3-Apple-A5X-iPad-3-Asus,14950.html

    benchmark please.
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    bebangs , March 14, 2012 5:07 AM
    wrong quote. i meant

    pecul1arIts an Apple! What charts are you talking about, that's for PC users. /sarcasm off

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    memadmax , March 14, 2012 6:08 AM
    Why would I pay $500 for a "Internet browsing device"?
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    halcyon , March 14, 2012 6:46 AM
    Quote:
    Why would I pay $500 for a "Internet browsing device"?

    It can be far more than that. I use my iPad at work to take notes (using the excellent PenUltimate app) to read books, to listen to music, to entertain and help educate my 2-year-old, to have any important documents with me, to play an occasional game, as well as consume the Internet. The iPad, itself, dissapears as I do these things, never getting in the way, never requiring undue attention itself (unlike the Transformer Primes I tried to live with). IMO it is indeed a revolutionary product that brought an entire market (tablets) into the light. Is it perfect? Of course not.
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    kartu , March 14, 2012 9:40 AM
    HalcyonIt can be far more than that.

    Indeed:

    It can force you to sign contract you don't need.
    It can make you pay 100$ per 8Gb of flash memory.
    It can force you install iTunes all over the place.
    It can force you buy WiFi HDD, because, you know, you don't really need access to the file system.
    Last but not least, it's magical (hyphno-steve himself said so) and dissapears not only itself, but also with some money from your pocket.
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    halcyon , March 14, 2012 10:22 AM
    kartuIndeed:It can force you to sign contract you don't need.It can make you pay 100$ per 8Gb of flash memory.It can force you install iTunes all over the place.It can force you buy WiFi HDD, because, you know, you don't really need access to the file system.Last but not least, it's magical (hyphno-steve himself said so) and dissapears not only itself, but also with some money from your pocket.


    One man's liver with onions is another's filet mignon. I like iTunes...been using it for ~10 years on both Windows and OS X and it's always treated my ~180gb of music with respect...synching flawlessly to countless iPods and, now, iPads...playlists and all (unlike Double Twist).
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    belardo , March 14, 2012 10:49 AM
    kartuIndeed:It can force you to sign contract you don't need.It can make you pay 100$ per 8Gb of flash memory.It can force you install iTunes all over the place.It can force you buy WiFi HDD, because, you know, you don't really need access to the file system.Last but not least, it's magical (hyphno-steve himself said so) and dissapears not only itself, but also with some money from your pocket.

    It (the iPad) doesn't force you to buy it. Here is what you do... don't buy it. Stop being a baby because others buy it. Want to complain? How about $50,000 gold-plated toilets? $2million dollar cars. $20,000 jewel-ized phones.

    I have an iPad... other than the cost of the product, I haven't put a dime into it.

    When I wanna relax... or have an injury which means not using my nice 24" screen on Windows7... I can lay on a couch or bed with an iPad and relax. Sometimes I'm using the iPad to browse the net, a few feet from my desktop.
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    belardo , March 14, 2012 10:54 AM
    Translation:
    Yo American dweebs, I got my iPad before you! Fell off the container on the way to your country.
    You envy me, bow before me... all your bases belong to me.
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    acerace , March 14, 2012 10:55 AM
    Quote:
    It (the iPad) doesn't force you to buy it. Here is what you do... don't buy it. Stop being a baby because others buy it. Want to complain? How about $50,000 gold-plated toilets? $2million dollar cars. $20,000 jewel-ized phones.

    I have an iPad... other than the cost of the product, I haven't put a dime into it.

    When I wanna relax... or have an injury which means not using my nice 24" screen on Windows7... I can lay on a couch or bed with an iPad and relax. Sometimes I'm using the iPad to browse the net, a few feet from my desktop.


    Other tablets also can do it.
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