How much faster is the iPad 3 over the iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by thetruth1985, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    I'm trying to justify purchasing an iPad 3 so I wanted to know how much faster is the iPad 3 over the iPad 2 when running things such as Safari. I know the speed difference was huge going from the iPad 1 to the iPad 2 so I wanted to know if it is a huge difference from the iPad 2 to the 3. Thanks!
     
  2. Jarson macrumors regular

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    You probably won't notice any speed improvements during normal usage as this is the very same processor. Thing you can profit of the new iPad is a fact you have more memory which allows you to browse more websites or keep more apps in the background. Speed is very comparible with iPad 2.
     
  3. thetruth1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much. I will hold out for a few days when more comparison videos are out.
     
  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    CPU comparisons are equivalent between the two. GPU shows that the iPad 3 is still faster than the iPad 2.
     
  5. Muscleflex macrumors 6502

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    ^^ you have to provide link - you cannot just state that without proof! otherwise it's all hearsay
     
  6. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Read any of the reviews that are out, they all state it doesn't feel much faster, if at all, than the iPad 2. Until devs push it graphically we won't see the true difference.
     
  7. d0vr macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I think there was a graphic showing the 3's CPU performance was slightly below the iPad 2's.
     

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