Early Benchmarks Reveal iPad 4 Powered By 1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor With 1GB RAM

Early benchmarks of Apple’s 4th generation iPad are out and it is screaming fast, even faster than the iPhone 5, which is one of the fastest smartphones in the world.

The benchmark results reveal that iPad 4 may be powered by a 1.4 GHz ARMv7 processor with 1GB RAM.

John Poole of Primate Labs reports that the first 4th generation iPad Geekbench result appeared in their database on Sunday night.

If this benchmark result is real (and there’s nothing in the result that indicates it’s a fake) then it shows that the new iPad comes with a dual-core processor running at 1.4GHz. This result also shows that the new iPad comes with 1GB RAM, the same amount of RAM as the iPad (3rd generation) and the iPhone 5, and twice the amount of RAM as the iPad 2.

The new iPad is 10% faster than the iPhone 5 (unsurprising given the new iPad is running the same processor as the iPhone 5 at a slightly higher frequency). and is over twice as fast as the iPad 2 and the iPad (3rd generation). 

iPad 4 is powered by Apple’s new A6X chip, which is widely speculated to include a dual-core CPU and quad-core GPU. At 1.4GHz clock speed, iPad 4’s A6X chip is significantly faster than iPad 3, which is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 and slightly faster than iPhone 5, which is powered by a 1.3 GHz ARMv7 processor. It has 1GB RAM, which is the same amount of RAM in iPad 3 and iPhone 5.

The results are in line with Apple’s claim of a 2x increase in performance compared to the 3rd generation iPad.

Apple surprised everyone by unveiling the 4th generation iPad at last week’s media event, which looks exactly like the iPad 3 (new iPad), but it comes with a number of improvements such as the faster A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera, expanded LTE support.

It is currently available for pre-order and will go on sale on Friday, November 2nd along with the iPad mini.

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