iPad Pro 11" 512GB vs 1TB

sookainian

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Anyone done any speed test between the iPad Pro 11" 512GB and 1TB, please share the result.

Is there any read/write speed difference between the 512GB and 1TB model ?

Also what is the performance difference between 4GB vs 6GB RAM ?
 
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Greenmeenie

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If you can get past this guys slightly annoying delivery, he does test a new iPad Pro with the 1TB and 6 gigs of ram vs one with lesser storage and 4 gigs of ram as well as the older 10.5”. I think you’ll be interested in the results. I am sure more tests will be done however, and as the software gets more intensive, it might make a difference in the amount of apps or layers in photoshop or Procreate you can have open. I dunno.

But anyway...I give you annoying voice guy: oh...he starts the comparison at the 2:50 mark if you want to spare your ears.

 
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J0ker

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Depending on the tests, increased amount of RAM will not always translate to increased performance (i.e. diminishing returns). IIRC, Geekbench tests CPU and memory speed; more memory isn't always going to correlate to better scores.
 

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The tests in the video aren't a true reflection on how RAM will help. You need to look at memory intensive applications such as photo editing with a large number of layers. I think if you are unaware of any apps that could benefit you then there would be no benefit in the extra RAM and you would see no difference.
 
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Momof9

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My husband wanted me to get the 1TB because of the storage. I hope it is relevant when Photoshop is released.
 

MrGimper

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Anyone else remember when you bought iDevices just because they were cool and the OS was awesome and it did everything you wanted without worrying about RAM, flash speed, the name of the chip, how many cores etc it had.

Those days were great.
 

tdbrown75

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Anyone else remember when you bought iDevices just because they were cool and the OS was awesome and it did everything you wanted without worrying about RAM, flash speed, the name of the chip, how many cores etc it had.

Those days were great.
Still do! All that junk is for Android people trying to make themselves feel better about their crappy phones and tablets.

Tim
 

Whoakapi

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Anyone else remember when you bought iDevices just because they were cool and the OS was awesome and it did everything you wanted without worrying about RAM, flash speed, the name of the chip, how many cores etc it had.

Those days were great.
Was it great, really?

Isn't it better to be aware of what you are actually buying? Even more so when you pay a heavy premium?
 
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Eithanius

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Anyone else remember when you bought iDevices just because they were cool and the OS was awesome and it did everything you wanted without worrying about RAM, flash speed, the name of the chip, how many cores etc it had.

Those days were great.
This is what happens when the old PC mentality penetrated the Apple community. Now it’s more of better specs and bragging rights than It Just Works...

Or rather the spoilt for choice by Apple under Pipeline Tim with high end, mid range, and low end iDevices... Previously it was just denoted by storage capacity, end of story.
 

ericwn

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This is what happens when the old PC mentality penetrated the Apple community. Now it’s more of better specs and bragging rights than It Just Works...

Or rather the spoilt for choice by Apple under Pipeline Tim with high end, mid range, and low end iDevices... Previously it was just denoted by storage capacity, end of story.
In fairness this was previously already in place with Macs, now Apple just extended that way of structuring the product line to their iOS devices as well. That 2x2 product matrix for pro and consumer was introduced by Steve for the Mac back then.
 

Eithanius

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In fairness this was previously already in place with Macs, now Apple just extended that way of structuring the product line to their iOS devices as well. That 2x2 product matrix for pro and consumer was introduced by Steve for the Mac back then.
I should have better phrased my sentence when I mentioned old PC, I should have said computers (old trucks) in general.

I agree with MrGimper, iDevices were so simplified back in the early days - nobody cares about cores, clock speed, RAM...

Another 5 years down the road we’ll be seeing people comparing cores, clockspeeds, and RAMs on AppleTV and Watches...
 

sookainian

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I have both 512GB and 1TB model in front of me now. Do you guys want me to do any speed test or benchmark ? I’ll be able to share the results here. Just let me know which app to download and I’ll post the result.
[doublepost=1542915876][/doublepost]I used this 3 app

1. RAM benchmark
2. Antutu benchmark
3. Performancetest


Here are the result for iPad Pro 1TB
[doublepost=1542915987][/doublepost]IPad Pro 512GB
[doublepost=1542916174][/doublepost]Ive noidea why my post got auto merged. But thI first 5 photo is 1TB and last 5 is 512GB
 

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HarryWild

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Usually the big storage capacity will increase performance from the device. The 6GB RAM is sort misleading figure, 1GB is devoted to the 1TB. So you actually get 5GB RAM.
 

shamus99

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Seems like 512GB SSD is slightly faster but slower RAM

While 1TB RAM is slight faster but slowly SSD

Not very an expert but maybe someone can help translate the data thanks !!
maybe Im reading it wrong, but isnt the 512gb model getting a better ram score?
 

Lobwedgephil

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Did you watch the video? Performance is slightly better on the 512, get 1 TB if you need the storage, don't buy for performance. What we don't know is how much better 1 TB will be with multitasking, or when Photoshop is released next year. Seems like a wash right now, so buy what you need.
 
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gnomeisland

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I had a 256GB model and returned it for a 1TB model. In my case the 1TB model was a little slower in single core speeds but faster in multicore. The difference was slight and probably due to the silicon lottery. The artificial/benchmark speed between the two devices is the same, or at least seems to be within the variance one should expect between difference systems running the same chipset.

You also won't see a big difference in benchmarking software on the iPad because (unless things have changed) iOS apps can only access ~1.8GB of memory each. So RAM is only going to make a difference if the iPad is doing something else in the background and isn't fighting the benchmarking software for resources. Most people (rightly) don't run benchmarking software with other tasks running so this difference should be neutralized.

In my experience, the difference in performance from the extra RAM is in switching tasks. I can jump between Affinity and the Web or between multiple tabs and not have any slow down or reloads.

I also wonder how long Apple can keep these memory restrictions in place if it wants devs to really push professional grade apps for the iOS platform. If/when Apple allows (or defaults) to full desktop-class websites that would also constrain the RAM on these devices.

I was a little surprised the 1TB SSD isn't any faster (and indeed anecdotally seems a hair slower) than the 256GB SSD.
 
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