The latest fourth-generation iPad, the iPad 4 appears to be twice as fast as the third-generation iPad, according to the benchmark tests conducted by the Primate Labs. Apple announced the iPad 4 just a week back on 23 October alongside the new iPad mini. On Geekbench, the iPad 4 powered with A6 chip clocked at 1.4GHz is said to have 111 per cent increase in raw computations performance over the new iPad (third-generation) powered by A5X, according to PhoneArena.
The iPad 4 has outshined the new iPhone 5 which is powered by A6 chipset, clocked at 1.3GHz. The iPhone 5 managed to score 1571 which is slightly lesser than the iPad 4's score. In comparison, the new iPad sporting A5X chip, clocked at 1.0GHz scored 791, while the iPad 2 featuring A5 chip, clocked at 1.0GHz has managed to score 780.
The A6 chip made its debut in the iPhone 5 which is now been used in the latest iPad.
The fourth-generation iPad powered by the A6X processor is comprised of PowerVR SGX543MP4 quad-core graphics to run the Retina display packed with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It ships 1GB of RAM with a dual-core processor.
"The fourth generation is a powerhouse," said Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller according to TechRadar. "What's inside it? A new chip, the A6X. It doubles the performance of CPU tasks."
In terms of spec, the 9.7in tablet sports an LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen, while the display is protected with a scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating. It comes with three storage variants - 16GB/32GB and 64GB. It sports a five megapixel rear-facing camera which features autofocus, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection and video stabilisation at 1080p that pairs up 30 frames per second (fps). It packs Li-Po 11,560mAh standard battery which provides stand by time of up to 720 hours and talk time of up to nine hours.