2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
Phil Schiller, when introducing the iPad mini 2 with Retina display, did not go into technical details. All that the average average person has understood is that the new tablet is built on 64-bit architecture and is much more powerful than its predecessor.
But to what extent the performance of the new model of Apple's compact tablet exceeds the capabilities of the old one, independent experts have already answered. Looking at the specs, it's easy to see that the iPad mini 2 is quite similar to the flagship iPhone 5s smartphone. Both devices are equipped with new dual-core A7 processors with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM each and the ability to work with data in 64-bit format.
Tests carried out using the universal benchmark Geekbench 3 proved that the data processing speed of the new tablet model is 5 times higher than that of last year. Taking the 7.9 tablet model from 2012 and the newcomer, reviewers thoroughly tested them and got the results - 1390 points against 262, for the iPad miniand his heir, respectively. We are talking about single-core mode, but the situation is similar in multi-core mode - 2512 and 496 points, 5-fold superiority is evident.
The arrival of the A7 processor has had its impact, and it's easy to see that Apple's new tablet model is many times superior in terms of performance. And the fact that the company's engineers installed a 1.3 GHz processor in the iPad mini 2, and not 1.4 GHz, as in its more advanced counterpart iPad Air, is easy to explain. The dimensions of the compact tablet do not allow for the same effective cooling, in addition, a more powerful processor requires more energy, and there is simply nowhere to mount a large battery.
- Comparison of the performance of iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini and iPhone 5s (video).
- Detailed comparison of iPad Air and iPad mini 2 with Retina display.
- iPad Air is twice as fast and 5 times faster than iPad 3 (graph).
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