Originally Posted by Teknikal
You do know the Vitas basicly around twice as powerful as your ipad 3, it uses the SGX543MP4+ chipset which has been enhanced by Sony for gaming it also has double the number of CPU cores plus the screen resolution used by Apple means the iPad is always going to struggle with frame rates.
iPad 3 just isn't in the same league it's less powerful than a few phones, it's funny you keep bringing Nova 3 up because from what I've been reading the iPad 3 can't run it with any of special effects and even without them suffers framerate drops.
Lol. It isn't anywhere near twice as powerful, and you need to do your research before stating something so objective!
First of all, the CPU isn't very important in regards to gaming - it is used for physics calculations and when the gpu is maxed out.
Second, double the cores doesn't mean double the performance.
Third, the "+" sign, which differentiates the gpu of the iPad from that of the vita, indicates the added VRAM, 128 mb. The vita overall has 512 mb of RAM, the iPad has double at 1gb
Fourth, the device doesn't have to run at native resolution, in fact it doesn't for many games.
And finally, consoles push games in 720p with a little AA. They have a lot of trouble getting a complex game out in 1080p, though they technically support it. The iPad, on the other hand, is running a full shooter at a resolution greater than 1080p, and doing so at around 40-45 fps in the campaign. That the device can accomplish this is startling to me. Even non-hardcore gaming PCs will sometimes have difficulty cranking out 1080p. In multi, the framerate goes anywhere from 25-45 fps. Frankly, the game was rushed for the new iPad and GL admits this.
And finally, what phones are, not just on paper but also in real-world performance, superior to the iPad? Don't give me any android crap. They need the quad core CPUs and 1gb of ram to push past that steaming pile of 💩 OS that hogs so much of the system's resources. They even have a name for it: Android lag.