Nvidia to Apple – Show Benchmark for New iPad
Yesterday at the Apple iPad event the gang from Cupertino was making brave claims about the performance of the unused iPad A5X chip and talking a bit of trash about the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. Apple tossed a whisk on the big screen during the presentation claiming that its A5X has four times the graphics performance of the Tegra 3. Nvidia has had time to see at the charts and presume a bit and now wants Apple to back up its claims with benchmarks.
This is fascinating considering the benchmark wars that raged between Nvidia and AMD for so numerous years in the graphics card business. Both sides of that war have a history of handpicking benchmarks to manufacture their video cards see better than the competition. I presume some of that is going on here with Apple as well.
Nvidiaâ€™s Ken Brown is calling for Apple to offer up data to back up their claims of four times the performance. I seriously doubt Apple ever offer that kind of detail. However, with the hornetâ€™s nest kicked, we will right on be running some comparative benchmarks when we acquaint our own narrate of the unused iPad.
original content by slashgear.com
Ken Brown, a spokesman for Nvidia, said that it was â€œcertainly flatteringâ€ to be called out by Apple, but the performance claims are sketchy without more data. â€œWe donâ€™t have the benchmark information,â€ said Brown. â€œWe have to understand what the application was that was used. Was it one or a variety of applications? What drivers were used? There are so many issues to get into with benchmark.â€