iPad 3 Retina?

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  1. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

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    (I'm NOT gonna call it 'The New iPad') anyway, how do they get its extra saturation? is it a mechanical process, or is it an artwork trick? will photos look the same on the iPad 3 as on a computer?

    And what exactly does 'Quad-Core Graphics' mean? Quad core CPU?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Saturation is unrelated to resolution. It is a quad core GPU but a (same??) dual core CPU.
     
  3. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    1) It's the display's color range most likely. Not fully sure on that one.

    2) The resolution, pixel density, and saturation will be the same in the photo, if that's what you mean.

    3) It means the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is quad-core. the CPU is still dual-core.
     
  4. marcusj0015 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did I insinuate that resolution and saturation were interrelated?

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    I can't wait for the teardown by iFixit, I can't wait to see if it has the 6xx GPUs ^_^
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Sorry I misunderstood. Color saturation is more related to software since most current LCD's can show saturation levels well beyond realistic. Now increasing the color space with higher gamma value would/could be an improvement.
     
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    I doubt it. I think it has the quad core variant of the same GPU the regular A5 has.
     
  7. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    It most certainly doesn't have any 6xx GPUs. Even one of those would offer 2.5x more power than the SGX543MP4. Hopefully Apple used the SGX554 though.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Just watched the keynote and at 1:16 it's stated that the iPad has an enlarged color space (gamut). While useful mostly to photography this would explain the 44% saturation increases claim.;)
     
  9. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    Then call it the 3rd Generation iPad, since it isn't the iPad 3.
     
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  11. marcusj0015 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's the iPad 3.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    How about "The New 3rd Generation iPad 3 HD with Retina Display":eek:
     
  13. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Of course not. The computer screen's resolution is nothing near the quality of the iPad.
     
  14. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    No, it's not, it's the third iPad. It's an iPad, just like the Mustang is a Mustang and the Macbook Pro is the Macbook Pro. I don't understand why this is an issue at all. Just nitpicking.
     
  15. entwife macrumors regular

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    Not quite.

    2560 x 1440 27inch iMac babes.
     
  16. marcusj0015 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm talking color-wise, not resolution wise.
     
  17. entwife macrumors regular

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    You did say "the computer screen's resolution".
    Soz babes.
     
  18. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    And what's the pixel density on that 27"?
     
  19. marcusj0015 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That was another poster saying that, and I've been consistently trying to clarify that I meant saturation.
     
  20. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Well I guess that'll depend on the computer and the quality of colors the screen can put out. What computer are you talking about?
     
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    Good call. Stay strong. We've gotta stick together.

    -Posted from my iMac 23
     
  22. marcusj0015 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Any standard computer, not a specific one, i'm basically wondering if it's just the display being awesome making these images look better, or if these images have been optimized themselves, and if it's happening at the image level, it should look the same across all devices.
     
  23. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    A matter screen will not look the same as glossy screen in terms of colors and saturation. A glass panel screen with not look the same as the alternatives, etc. There are too many variables to know how the iPad will compare with whatever you have in mind.

    Put it this way, the iPad will look amazing. Remember the keynote, Apple claims with the resolution being so high, colors and detail will pop-out and you will see the image like never before.
     
  24. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    There's really no "standard" when it comes to displays on a computer. It can vary widely depending on the monitor. Basically, yes, it's the display.
    Granted, you could calibrate your monitor for image consistency across devices, but that would still depend on the display itself. Not all displays are created equal. Hope that helps answer your question.
     
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    TriPad.
     

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