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

WillMak

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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.
 

QuarterSwede

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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.
 

WillMak

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awwwww bummmmmmer

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.
Yes I AGREE!!!
 
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EssentialParado

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

WLS

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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
 

fpnc

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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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