The iPad Air 2 Comes out on Top in Performance Tests

/ 2 years ago

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Only just hitting the market, Apple has incorporated some blisteringly fast tech into their new champion tablet – the iPad Air 2. Featuring a 64-bit A8X chip running at 1.5GHz with 2GB of supporting RAM, the iPad Air 2 boasts a 40% performance increase when compared to its predecessor, the iPad Air. Comparing this to other tablets on the market, Apple has given itself the edge in performance as seen in the graphical representation below.

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On top of beating current market offerings, the iPad Air 2 is also rated higher than the unreleased Nexus 9 – set for debut in the first weeks of November.

The numbers don’t lie – looking at the image you can see the Air 2 provides a 4500 point score in the multi-threaded approach and a respectable 1800 points single-threaded when compared to the second place finisher, the Nexus 9, which scored at 3150 and 1800 respectfully. This can be also viewed as a small win for AMD, blowing the Nexus 9’s Nvidia Tegra K1 chip out of the water.

Are you in the market for a new tablet? We’re interested in knowing what direction you’ll be heading – does the information above sway your opinion either way?

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  • Akhil Potukuchi

    Why is this a small win for AMD?

    • Michael Kapuscinski

      Because amd makes the processors.

  • Wayne

    Why would it’s performance figures sway me? I’ll give it until lunchtime tomorrow before the competition hits back with more impressive numbers. Tech moves so fast that these figures will be impressive only for the next 10 minutes then it’s back to the drawing board.