9.7-Inch iPad Pro Has 2GB RAM, Same as iPhone SE: Geekbench

How much RAM is inside the 9.7-inch iPad Pro? According to a quick Geekbench 3 test run by Matthew Panzarino from TechCrunch, the device has 2GB of RAM, half the amount compared to its 12.9-inch iPad Pro big brother.

The Geekbench 3 test below shows the device’s A9X processor running at 2.16GHz (12.9-inch iPad Pro runs at 2.24GHz), with 1.92GB of RAM. The single-core score is at 3022 (12.9-inch iPad Pro gets 3231) and multi-core score at 5107 (12.9-inch at 5482).

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He also ran a Geekbench test with the iPhone SE, to confirm this morning’s earlier report of 2GB RAM inside the new iPhone, same as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. As we can see below, the A9 CPU is running at 1.85GHz, while we see single-core scores of 2538 (2490 for iPhone 6s) and multi-core scores of 4421 (4331 for iPhone 6s):

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The slightly higher Geekbench scores are most likely the result of the iPhone SE and its lower resolution display compared to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as there are less pixels to push for the A9 processor.

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With 2GB of RAM, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has the same amount of memory as the iPad Air 2. Having half the amount of RAM compared to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is again because of the latter’s higher resolution display, which powers 5.59 million pixels (2732-by-2048 resolution) versus 3.14 million (2048-by-1536 resolution) on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, pushing 44 per cent more pixels.

What do you think of 2GB RAM ‘only’ in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro?

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  • Howard Chu

    Have to see the real world applications / usage beyond the benchmarks, which sometimes can be relatively synthetic in certain aspects

  • winnertakesteve

    I was feeling pretty disheartened about the cost of the 9.7, and this just clinched it, apple lost the sale. 🙁