Following the claim of Apple during the iPad 3 unveiling that its A5X chip is 5x faster in graphics capability compared to the Nvidia Tegra 3 without showing any benchmark to support their claim and this resulted to questions. The Tegra 3 is the latest processor that is powering the Android quad-core slates and smartphones to date.
The good guys from LaptopMag did the test using the new iPad versus ASUS Transformer prime powered by Tegra 3. The result shows that the iPad 3 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is no way faster than the Tegra 3 as it claims to be 5x faster. The physics and details of Tegra 3 is unquestionable, while the iPad 3 A5X is lacking details as it was tested in the game Shadow Gun. Shadow Gun is one of the most intesive 3D mobile game “the quad-core Tegra 3 blew its competitor way as it achieved an overall score of 1,571 to the A5X’s 692. On the integer (1391 to 614), floating point (2408 to 825) and memory subtests (1076 to 784), the Tegra 3 dominated, but the A5X bested it by a small margin of 324 to 266 on the stream subtest.”
For more detailed bechmark result of the iPad 3 A5X vs. Nvidia Tegra 3, check the full result at Laptop Mag.