1. worknman's Avatar
    Is this new chip going to be any faster for anything that doesn't tax the GPU, such as midi/music apps? I was really hoping for a bump to quad core CPU and doubling the RAM.
    03-08-2012 01:27 AM
  2. CavemanOOGA's Avatar
    Well, allegedly it has a bump to 1gig of RAM... ALLEGEDLY.

    Past that, I imagine the A5X is about the same architecture and clock speed as before. Such a bump to the CPU really wasn't needed. Like they said in the keynote, the bump in power they needed was too power the retina display, hence the "quad core graphics".
    Last edited by CavemanOOGA; 03-08-2012 at 08:53 AM.
    03-08-2012 07:45 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Well, allegedly it has a bump to 1gig of RAM... ALLEGEDLY.

    Past that, I imagine the A5X is about the same architecture and clock speed as before. Such a bump to the CPU really wasn't needed. Like they said in the keynote, the bump in power they needed was too power the retina display, hence the "quad core graphics".
    I agree. The bump in GPU power was needed to drive the new screen... but I don't see the need for the additional CPU power... the iPad2 processor was plenty fast... and while I haven't seen proof of the additional RAM, I have read the same rumors about the 1GB of RAM in the 'New' iPad.
    03-08-2012 09:11 AM
  4. Timhewitt's Avatar
    The quad GPU and CPU work together. Both are required.
    03-08-2012 09:55 AM
  5. worknman's Avatar
    I agree. The bump in GPU power was needed to drive the new screen... but I don't see the need for the additional CPU power... the iPad2 processor was plenty fast...
    Sure, and who needs more than 64kb of RAM, right? When it comes to the music stuff (esp the sample playback instruments and multi track recorders), you can always use more horsepower.
    03-08-2012 05:10 PM
  6. GinSoakedBoy_'s Avatar
    The new iPad is listed as having 1GB ram on the Apple site. I'd say that was confirmation enough. It's double what the iPad 2 had.
    03-08-2012 05:35 PM
  7. dalvik's Avatar
    The new iPad is listed as having 1GB ram on the Apple site. I'd say that was confirmation enough. It's double what the iPad 2 had.
    is that in the specs sheet? i can't find that info anywhere. i even opened up a separate thread here thanks.
    03-08-2012 05:49 PM
  8. CavemanOOGA's Avatar
    The new iPad is listed as having 1GB ram on the Apple site. I'd say that was confirmation enough. It's double what the iPad 2 had.
    Oh, it does say that on the main site? I didn't see it... Will have to check again.

    It would make sense, though. I don't care how much GPU power it would have, no way would it run stably on 512mb. Well this is good news, all the more reason for me to throw down some cash on one!
    03-08-2012 05:54 PM
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    03-08-2012 06:58 PM
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