Is the dual core A5 faster than my 2006 core 1 duo?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by WillMak, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious. I have the first generation macbook and wanted to know if the ipad 2 I'll be picking up is actually more powerful than its core 1 duo.
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    Different architecture, different purpose.

    But no.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It would be cool to see a proper benchmarked comparison though. If for nothing more than to give us geeks a proper idea of where ARM architecture stands and compares.
     
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    WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    awwwww bummmmmmer

    Yes I AGREE!!!
     
  5. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I'm really curious how they compare. Even just in terms of seeing how efficient iOS really is.
     
  6. WLS macrumors 65816

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    YES! We need an App that benchmarks the iPads against each other (Gen1 Gen2 etc) and some standard numbers to compare with other laptops and desktops
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks it would be beneficial.
     
  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Geekbench 2 will probably be released on iPad soon.
     
  9. fpnc, Mar 3, 2011
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    fpnc macrumors 68000

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    You can find Geekbench results for current iOS devices. Latest model Macs are MUCH faster than the A4/ARM processors found in iOS devices. In fact, if I recall correctly the original Apple TV which ran on a 1GHz Pentium-class processor is significantly faster than the A4 processor found in the first generation iPad and the second generation Apple TV.

    Here is a post I did last October comparing the iPad to the first generation Apple TV with links to some Geekbench results for those very processors:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=11239740
     

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