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New iPad Gets Unboxed & Benchmarked; 1GB RAM Confirmed

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):

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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  • phamhlam
    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
    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.
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  • mo_thug_85
    with my geekbench i get 1421 on my prime
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  • pecul1ar
    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
    mo_thug_85with my geekbench i get 1421 on my prime
    What phone do you have?
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  • mo_thug_85
    no on my transformer prime tf201
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  • LuckyDucky7
    @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
    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
    Well it said the model was iPad 3.3...
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  • halcyon
    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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