Apple A5X Vs NVIDIA Tegra 3: Graphics Performance Test

At the iPad media event last week,┬ásenior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller claimed that the Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, which powers the new iPad offers 4 times the graphics performance of NVIDIA’s 12-graphic-core┬áTegra 3 – the benchmark processor for Android-based tablets.

NVIDIA was quite skeptical about Apple’s claim, they immediately issued the following statement at that time:

“We don’t have the benchmark information. We have to understand what the application was that was used. Was it one or a variety of applications? What drivers were used? There are so many issues to get into with benchmark.”

Australian Tech blogger – Richie didn’t believe it either, he put Apple’s claim to test in a side-by-side video comparison of the new iPad, which went on sale yesterday and Tegra 3 powered ASUS Transformer Prime.

You can check out the results in the video below:

[via TUAW]

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  • Joe joe

    That is great! It giving me more will power to buy the new iPad .

  • Mark

    Can you script a test that loads up 100 different web sites serially and see which tablet completes first?

    I’ll admit to not knowing enough about the tests you ran to know if they can be gamed by clever companies.

    Nice to see that you’re trying to prove out performance claims by these two leading tablets.

    • moe

      yea a scripted 100 links see which ends sooner!!!


    GL benchmark is not optimised for quad core. its for dual core so cant use this GL benchmark to compare

    • Mitch Roberts

      That’s what i was thinking.

  • fas

    That Asus is powerful on paper, not so on the road.

  • joe cool

    I like how the article conveniently forgets to mention that Tegra 3 was found to be 3 times faster than the ipads A5X in CPU intensive tasks according to laptop magazine. Typical Apple bias that’s the norm these days. Everybody wants to lick Apples sack.