Apple iPad Air is the thinnest tablet of the world with 9.7-inch Retina display, and which comes without an A6X series chip. And, if you think that it has weaker graphics performance than its predecessor, iPad 4 then you are wrong. It actually outperforms iPad 4 with 40-70% gain in GPU, and also has a faster CPU, A7 that runs faster — almost double — compared to its predecessor.
A set of tests performed by AnandTech reveals the facts on the actual processing and graphics capabilities of the new iPad Air. The new 9.7-inch tablet integrates a PowerVR G6430 GPU clocked at 450 MHz that makes iPad Air a performer beast, beating the iPad 4 with over 60% on a series of GPU benchmarks (3D Mark), 75% in the execution of the T-Rex HD game, and 36% in the Ice Storm benchmark. On the graphics, therefore, the new Apple tablet is slightly below the portable console NVidia Shield but well above other competitors such as Microsoft Surface 2 and ASUS Transformer Book T100.
The new Apple’s A7 64-bit processor clocked at 1.4 GHz has also marked a benchmark in performance, which is almost double compared to previous-generation tablet. On single-core devices, which marks a score of 1465 while on multi-core 2643, while the predecessor share reaches 771 and 1408 points, respectively.
Ultimately iPad Air is not only more beautiful, light and convenient to carry, but it can also boast more or less double performance compared to its predecessor. So iPad fans those were waiting for new Apple tablet for the purchase, can buy an improved product under every front, which had already been awarded by the critics.
Apple iPad Air is now available on online stores and local outlets while iPad mini is slated for later this month.