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Apple A5 graphics benchmarked! (Hint: Tegra 2 was KILLED)

03-12-2011, 03:48 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 577
Apple A5 graphics benchmarked! (Hint: Tegra 2 was KILLED)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4216/a...p2-benchmarked


Amazing performance!









03-12-2011, 03:57 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 777
impressive,but still want retina display !
03-12-2011, 07:44 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 444
Very interesting. Nice job Appl- eeer Imagination Technologies

Just a clarification though : the article mentions "far more detail in the character models as well as the environment".
It's not more details, textures and models are the same. It's better anisotropic filtering (4x or 8x I guess, instead of none/2x), antialiasing, and especially more lights (1 or 2 more per scene). It adds a lot, visually.

I can't wait to see what's the iPhone 5 can offer.

Last edited by c0re; 03-12-2011 at 07:51 PM.
03-12-2011, 07:58 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 692
Yeah I just saw this too, couldn't believe it. It's a such a shame that Apple didn't launch the iPad with the A5; we will have to wait at least a year before the developers take full advantage of the GPU.
03-12-2011, 08:00 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,278
Thats good news...iphone 5 will probably utilize it and we will have even more amazing games!!! Unreal Engine will probably look great running on this.

Waiting for: Forgotten Memories, M.U.S.E, The Shadow Sun, Galaxy On Fire 3, Daredevil Dave 2, JumpKnight: Missions, Topia: Age of Creation, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, Sniper: Ghost Warrior, Max Payne, 2013: Infected Wars, Battlefield 3: Aftershock.
03-12-2011, 09:52 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 577
Quote:
Originally Posted by gospel9 View Post
Yeah I just saw this too, couldn't believe it. It's a such a shame that Apple didn't launch the iPad with the A5; we will have to wait at least a year before the developers take full advantage of the GPU.
LOL Most devs haven't even begun to take full advantage of the 3GS GPU. The A5 is years ahead of its time.