Benchmarks confirm 1GB of RAM, no CPU speed boost in Apple’s new iPad

By on March 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM.

Benchmarks confirm 1GB of RAM, no CPU speed boost in Apple’s new iPad

Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn managed to snag a new iPad ahead of the tablet’s March 16th release, and after posting an unboxing video, the website ran a Geekbench¬†benchmark to test the device’s hardware. The test confirmed that Apple’s new tablet has 1GB of RAM and an ARMv7 dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, the same speed as the iPad 2. The new iPad earned an overall Geekbench score of 756, similar to its predecessor, with its strongest results coming from the “Floating Point” and “Memory” tests, which were 915 and 815 respectfully. It should be noted, however, that the Geekbench test merely tests the CPU and does not examine the device’s graphics capabilities. Apple’s A5X chip features a quad-core GPU, which Apple claims is four times more powerful than NVIDIA’s Tegra 3. Read on for the Geekbench results. More →

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MacBook Air benchmarks: stock vs. built-to-order

By on November 9, 2010 at 2:10 PM.

MacBook Air benchmarks: stock vs. built-to-order

Ever since Apple announced the new MacBook Air — and we found out there was a built-to-order option which upped not only the RAM but CPU — we figured it would be worth putting it head to head with the stock model to see performance differences. We have a 13-inch MacBook Air “stock” model with a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD drive. Our built to order MacBook Air is rocking a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD drive. Hit the jump to check out our results. More →

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Unannounced MacBook Pro with Core i7 processor spotted at GeekBench

By on February 6, 2010 at 3:27 PM.

Unannounced MacBook Pro with Core i7 processor spotted at GeekBench

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An eagle-eyed forum member of MacRumors uncovered the benchmark results supposedly of an unreleased MacBook Pro with a Core i7 M 620 processor under the hood. The MacBook was listed with the not yet seen before model identifier of 6,1 and was running an unreleased build of Mac OS 10.6.2 ((Build 10C3067). The MacBook scored a respectable 5260 Geekbench score and outperformed all current MacBook Pro models whose scores top out in the 4000′s. This information would suggest that a new MacBook Pro model is on the horizon but it should be noted that the specs presented by the computer during the benchmarking process can be falsified. Fake or not, this rumor is compelling enough for us to hold off on buying a new MacBook Pro right now, anyone else a little hesitant to buy now, too? More →

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