Apple has yet to officially release the exact specifications for the pumped-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, but these new benchmarks show the immense power that iPad Air 2 will have by suggesting the device’s CPU will have 2GB of RAM and 3-core CPU.
AppleInsider reports the details on the specifications of the A8X chip that were first published by iPhoneBenchmark and that seemingly show the specs for the “iPad5,4” include a triple-core processor.
A test done separately and posted to iPhoneBenchmark shows that the iPad Air 2 has 2GB of RAM (1,987 MB) — in comparison, the A8 CPU in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are dual-core processors and that have only have 1GB of RAM.
Geekbench reports almost identical specs:
Both sources show an iPad Air 2 A8X with 2GB of RAM and 3-core CPU.
These benchmarks are from a testing tool that isn’t optimized for assessing the A8X’s performance, which is why the new iPad Air 2 appears to perform poorly in them. Apple often chooses not to reveal technical specifications, instead choosing to improve product improvements that will appeal to Apple buyers. Apple simply tells fans that the A8X is 40% faster, and the integrated graphics processor is 2.5 times faster than the A7.