Triple-core iPad Air 2 pegged as 55% faster than any other iOS device, Retina 5K iMac top score beats low-end Pro


Geekbench results for the iMac with Retina 5K Display have hit the web and show that when it comes to 64-bit processing, the 4.0 GHz model of the new all-in-one comes out ahead of the lowest-end (3.7 GHz) Mac Pro. Of course, the rest of the Mac Pro family handily beats the iMac in the same category.

The extra power is almost certainly dedicating to keeping things running smoothly on the impressive new 5K display.

Meanwhile, on the mobile side, new benchmarks for the iPad Air 2 have revealed some very interesting data regarding the new A8X system-on-a-chip. According to Geekbench, the new tablet actually feature a triple-core processor (versus dual-core chips in A8 chip inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) and a hefty 2 GB of RAM.

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That increase in processor power makes the iPad Air 2 one formidable machine, coming in at about 55% faster than the brand new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The difference is even more impressive when you compare the new tablet to its predecessor, providing a massive 68% jump in multi-core performance.

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The Retina iMac is already available for sale, while the iPad Air 2 is only up for pre-order at the moment.

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Mike Beasley

October 21st



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