iPad 2 GPU Performancs Vs Motorola XOOM ------ iPad SGX543MP2 GPU is a *beast*

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  1. winterspan macrumors 65816

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    Don't mention this over at the xoom forum. They'll get all riled up. I don't get it, I have seen some iPad fans who are loyal and all but Xoom guys...wow. Anyone who has something on the negative side when it comes to a xoom and talks about it gets torn a new bum hole over there.
     
  3. utahraptor macrumors member

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    Wow, with the xoom's price tag I figured it was justified in the processing. This is a huge surprise.
     
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    LOL all 100 of them... vs the millions of us iPad owners! I would consider the xoom a flop.. at least until it drops its price
     
  5. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    That's actually one of the reasons I returned my Xoom.
     
  6. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

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    Can never get a good discussion going on without being labeled a troll with Xoom users. Upset maybe cause of that 800+ price tag?
     
  7. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to have to agree. Anyone else read that article about Verizon averaging 2 Xoom sales per store? I took my Xoom back after 2 days of use. The Best Buy employee said "I'm not surprised"

    Ouch. I really had high hopes
     
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    Was there anything better than the iPad 2 about it?
     
  9. utahraptor macrumors member

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    If you like Tron, the UI is similar.
     
  10. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Tron the movie? LOL no hated it... This is where I think Apple will always have the upper hand.. Awesome hardware and awesome software.
     
  11. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow I'm really surprised. I thought that the Xoom trounced the iPad hardware wise.

    I must say, though, I like the Xoom's interface much better. After jumping onto iOS back with the first gen iPod Touch, (and having iPhones since the 3G) the iOS interface is getting really stale for me.
     
  12. NateJamesMeyers macrumors member

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    all of cnets speed tests put the xoom on top of the ipad 2. :confused:
     
  13. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    I think apple should adopt the same UI its web site has.. use the transparent black overlays. that would give it a nice refresh.. or even better.. Apple needs to open a theme section in the app store and have user crated themes.
     
  14. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    That YouTube or videos thing, with the curved wall, was there a point to that? Looking at the videos of that, it looked like a "because we can" sort of thing to me. It made my inner ear hurt.
     
  15. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    Allowing customization like that is against Apple's design code of conduct. All for one, and one for all :p
     
  16. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Well it would be a nice addition.. will it happen.. no
     
  17. NateJamesMeyers macrumors member

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    im totally trying this right now :D:D:D
     
  18. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

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    Android central to be specific but yeah..
     
  19. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    Even before the A5 was released, as soon as the word got around it'd probably use the SGX543MP2 (the rumor has been around for a while), it was already pretty much known that the A5 would beat Tegra2 easily in graphics. The only question was by how much and whether the CPU performance would be any different. The answer: by a lot, no the CPUs seem pretty close, if not almost identical. I'll be interested to see specific FPU and multimedia performance test in the future.
     
  20. NateJamesMeyers macrumors member

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    im reading around right now, and someone put up a good point. the xoom has a higher resolution, so it uses more processing power to keep up that resolution. that explains a lot.
     
  21. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    No it doesn't. That's about the same pixel count % difference from going to the iPad from the iPhone. It can be significant but the gap between the SGX543MP2 and the Tegra2 GPU is so big that it's not really that meaningful in this context. The iPad 2 has the fastest mobile GPU on sale right now by far.
     
  22. No1up macrumors regular

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    How many fart apps can I run on the xoom vs the iPad?
     
  23. utahraptor macrumors member

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    Why download a fart app on the Xoom when you are already holding a turd?
     
  24. humara macrumors newbie

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    LOL

    good thing for google that harry potter wasn't released at the time or their "designers" may have made honeycomb look like hogwarts. :cool:
     
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    you guys are worse than the xoom forum guys
     

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