Does the iPad 1 run games reasonably well vs iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kwyn, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. kwyn macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
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    So can the iPad 1 play most games reasonably well vs the iPad 2? Is there any game or other apps that just won't run on iPad 1?
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    It can run the same games as the iPad 2, but the iPad 2 will look better in a few cases. There are not that many games that really push the iPad to it's limits, but for games that do, there are noticeable differences. Smaller and lighter games probably will yield little to no difference.

    iPad 1 (click to enlarge)

    iPad 2 (click to enlarge)

    More comparison shots:
  3. GP_1 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2011
    The Heavy Duty games like Infinity Blade run a lot smoother on the iPad 2.
  4. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    I can't trust those screen shots. I don't see screen bleeds on the iPad 2 screenshots.:dodgy:
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I guess that depends on the iPad. Who knows? Maybe the OP will get a perfect iPad 2.
  6. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    You can play every game on the iPad 1 (at the moment). Some games have just little graphical improvement on the iPad2 and the loading time is much shorter than on the iPad1.
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    There are several augmented reality games that obviously don't run on the original iPad, but that's mostly the lack of a camera. Games like Infinity Blade (shown above) and Real Racing have increased texture quality, anti-aliasing enabled, reflections, glare, shader warming, and a host of other visual improvements when played on the iPad 2 vs. the iPad 1. On top of this, games will also run at 60FPS instead of ~30 on the original iPad.

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