Apple iPad A5X is 4X powerful than Tegra 3: Prove it, says Nvidia

News Natasha Garyali 16:39, 8 Mar 2012

Nvidia wants Apple to substantiate its claim that A5X is four times more powerful than Tegra 3

Apple's latest iPad A5X super performance claims have been questioned.

Throwing a volley of questions at the Cupertino-based company is none other than Nvidia.

At the launch of iPad, Apple took a stab at Nvidia, by showing a graphic which indicated that A5X chip was four times more powerful than Nvidia's Tegra 3.

The graphic however lacked any footnotes or benchmarks, leading everybody to suspect the authenticity of the claims.

Speaking with Zdnet, Ken Brown, a spokesman for Nvidia said that while they were flattered by Apple's reference, the lack of data makes the claims sketchy. 

He said: 'we don’t have the benchmark information. We have to understand what the application was that was used. Was it one or a variety of applications? What drivers were used? There are so many issues to get into with benchmark.”

Some past evidence indicates that Apple's claim may have some truth.

According to Electronista, 'benchmarks of the ASUS Transformer Prime, the first mainstream Tegra 3 tablet, showed it being outpaced by an iPad 2, a device nearly a year older with a dual-core processor and dual-core graphics. Android 4.0 will have improved its speed in some respects, but the Tegra 3 is still likely to be trailing significantly behind the new iPad's quad-core video and upgraded base processor.'

Now what needs to be seen is that will Apple step up and respond to Nvidia.

Atleast we know who will be the first in line to grab the iPad on March 16 - Nvidia!

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