1. ptb127's Avatar
    I read that the dual core A5 chip in the 4S will be able to process graphics 7x better then the iPhone 4, but does that mean anything for the day to day use of the phone. That would be my main question regarding this..I am not a hard core gamer on it.
    10-11-2011 06:09 PM
  2. zackawee27's Avatar
    I read that the dual core A5 chip in the 4S will be able to process graphics 7x better then the iPhone 4, but does that mean anything for the day to day use of the phone. That would be my main question regarding this..I am not a hard core gamer on it.
    It would mean like graphics by, YouTube video and other things such as renderring pages. I think this makes up for iPhone not adding flash support.
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    10-11-2011 06:50 PM
  3. wunhangios's Avatar
    It'll mean your webpages and photos show up faster on screen rather than a checkerboard waiting for rendering.
    10-11-2011 06:50 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It would mean like graphics by, YouTube video and other things such as renderring pages. I think this makes up for iPhone not adding flash support.
    It won't effect YouTube videos. It might effect page rendering slightly but not really. Could possibly make HTML5 Canvas elements perform a little better, but that would also be due to the processor.

    In real world use you'll see the difference in graphics with all the GPU-accelerated tasks that you perform using the phone. So for example when you open / leave apps, the animation will be a bit smoother (if possible). Opening folders may be a bit quicker. Other than that, you won't see much difference outside of games.
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    10-11-2011 06:59 PM
  5. zackawee27's Avatar
    It won't effect YouTube videos. It might effect page rendering slightly but not really. Could possibly make HTML5 Canvas elements perform a little better, but that would also be due to the processor.

    In real world use you'll see the difference in graphics with all the GPU-accelerated tasks that you perform using the phone. So for example when you open / leave apps, the animation will be a bit smoother (if possible). Opening folders may be a bit quicker. Other than that, you won't see much difference outside of games.

    Yeah, it will affect the YouTube videos, they might be all blurry or blocky. The graphics are what fix those up into a clear picture.
    10-11-2011 07:03 PM
  6. dysfunction's Avatar
    Yeah, it will affect the YouTube videos, they might be all blurry or blocky. The graphics are what fix those up into a clear picture.
    Err, no. Youtube videos will appear blurry and blocky for one or a few of several reasons:

    1. You might not have selected high-quality on the video
    2. You might be using the native Youtube app over 3G, which will not play high-quality (or at least didn't in the past, not sure now)
    3. The video creator/uploader did not upload a very high-quality video

    If the device does not have the processing power to play a high-quality video, it will not display it "blurry or blocky", it will just play it with lag. However even my 3GS does not really have a problem with this, the graphics accelerator was already fast enough to play anything short of 720p.
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    10-11-2011 07:29 PM
  7. zackawee27's Avatar
    Err, no. Youtube videos will appear blurry and blocky for one or a few of several reasons:

    1. You might not have selected high-quality on the video
    2. You might be using the native Youtube app over 3G, which will not play high-quality (or at least didn't in the past, not sure now)
    3. The video creator/uploader did not upload a very high-quality video

    If the device does not have the processing power to play a high-quality video, it will not display it "blurry or blocky", it will just play it with lag. However even my 3GS does not really have a problem with this, the graphics accelerator was already fast enough to play anything short of 720p.
    Ohp, yeah that would make sense. Alright I agree with you now.
    10-11-2011 07:42 PM
  8. Calebswag7's Avatar
    It won't effect YouTube videos. It might effect page rendering slightly but not really. Could possibly make HTML5 Canvas elements perform a little better, but that would also be due to the processor.

    In real world use you'll see the difference in graphics with all the GPU-accelerated tasks that you perform using the phone. So for example when you open / leave apps, the animation will be a bit smoother (if possible). Opening folders may be a bit quicker. Other than that, you won't see much difference outside of games.
    Exactly right here, it'll be the same improvement we saw from the iPad 1 to the two. It really is a pretty noticeable thing in comparing the two side by side. My graphic heavy apps opened and loaded twice if not even faster than his. The a5 is worth just upgrading right their. It's great.


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    10-11-2011 07:46 PM
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