iPad iPad Air - Twice as fast graphics???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by VanillaCracker, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

    VanillaCracker

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    So the new iPad goes from an A6x chip to an A7 chip. Didn't they state at the iPhone event that the A7 chip has 2x faster CPU performance and 2x graphics performance over the A6 chip that came in the iPhone 5?

    Then today they say that the iPad Air has 2x faster CPU performance, and 2x graphics performance over the previous model...that would mean that the A6 and A6x chip would have the same graphics, which isn't true.

    Am I missing something? or shouldn't the iPad Air only have around 1.5x graphics performance over the iPad 4?
     
  2. syd430 Guest

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    Yes it is a bit weird. I'm guessing that the A7 in the iPad does in fact have much faster graphics performance than the A7 in the iphone, but they just dropped the X from the name for some reason. So it is effectively still an A7X if they kept the old naming convention. I'm just guesting though.
     
  3. VanillaCracker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That (which would be weird and not make any sense at all), or they overclocked the hell out of the graphics. Which also wouldn't make much sense
     

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