With the iPad 3 hitting stores tomorrow, the reviews of its performance, power and user appeal are starting to come in. But, a Vietnamese website has taken the review one step further. After obtaining a new iPad from the company's pre-release sale, the tech lovers at Tinh te have run a "Geekbench" test on Apple's latest tablet.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with a Geekbench score, it measures a computer's processor and memory performance. For the iPad 3 with the operating system (O.S.) 5.1, its overall GeekBench score was 756, which was the average of its score in four categories: integer, floating point, memory and stream.
The test confirmed a few rumors surrounding the iPad 3, including the fact that the amount of random access memory (RAM) has essentially doubled, rising from the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S's 512 megabytes to the iPad 3's 988 megabytes, meaning that it contains almost 1 gigabyte of RAM.
While the RAM has increased significantly, the computer's central processing unit's (CPU), however, measured in at 1 GigaHertz, which is the same as the iPad 2.
But, according to Apple Insider's Sam Oliver, having the same CPU doesn't mean that the tablet will have the same amount of power.
"While the dual-core CPU remains the same, the system-on-a-chip also includes a quad-core graphics processor that Apple has said blows away its predecessor, " says Oliver.
The new iPad's highest scores came from it's "Floating Point" test, which was 915, followed by its score on the "Memory" test, which was 815. Its lowest score was 335, for the "Stream" test. For more information on the iPad 3, or to order one, contact your nearest laptop repair and laptop accessories center.