NVIDIA says Apple’s A5X benchmarks are inconclusive
During Apple’s event yesterday, the new iPad was announced and as usual they boasted about all of its features and how it is a revolutionary tablet. One of the features that was mentioned during the presentation is the new A5X dual-core chip. Apple claims that it will be 4 times faster that NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor without really backing it up.
Ken Brown, a NVIDIA spokesman, told ZDNet that it “was flattering” that Apple actually mentioned the name of the chip maker. However, the fact that they didn’t include any benchmarks or footnotes made not only NVIDIA, but also the whole tech community, wonder if that statement was true. The folks at NVIDIA are planning to get the new iPad next week to run some side-to-side comparisons with Tegra 3 equipped tablets.
We have to understand what the application was that was used. Was it one or a variety of applications? What drivers were used? There are so many issues to get into with benchmark.
We cannot wait and see what will happen comes March 16. How about you?