According to Phil Schiller, the new iPad’s A5X vs iPad 2’s A5 Tegra 3 comparison has proved that the A5X is better than Tegra 3. Upon checking it out, it was found that Phil was indeed right as the the A5X was surpassing the Tegra 3 transformer in performance, possessing twice the graphics than the chip in iPad 2.
Compare New iPad’s A5X vs iPad 2′s A5 vs Tegra 3Now the latest report also indicates that although the A5X is better it can’t power the new iPad’s acclaimed high resolution Retina Display. The only time it manages to surpass both iPad 2 and Tegra 3 is in off-screen benchmarks because then it doesn’t need to power the Retina Display. There were three tests put out by IGN which were GeekBench for raw CPU power, GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt, and GLBenchmark 2.1 Pro for graphics plus the off-screen ones without the Retina Display powering to prove the theory.
While the Tegra3 powered Asus transformer Prime and Galaxy Tab 10.1 outshined the GeekBench tests beating both the iPad 2 and new iPad, the Tegra 3’s quad-core configuration seemed to do much better than the dual-core A5X. The iPad 2 got more marks in the GLBenchmark graphics tests than the new iPad. But Schiller’s 4x performance gives more credence to A5X chip’s quad-core graphics.
Regarding the off-screen tests, the production of frames in the A5X was higher than that in iPad 2 that is 15,412 and 10,143 respectively which means A5X minus Retina Display powering any times beat the Tegra 3.