First iPad 4 Geekbench Results Reveal Dual Core 1.4Ghz, 1GB RAM


Waterloo’s Primate Labs has posted what they believe to be an early Geekbench results score for the latest 4th generation iPad–which isn’t set to launch until this Friday, November 2nd:

If this benchmark result is real (and there’s nothing in the result that indicates it’s a fake) then it shows that the new iPad comes with a dual-core processor running at 1.4GHz. This result also shows that the new iPad comes with 1GB RAM, the same amount of RAM as the iPad (3rd generation) and the iPhone 5, and twice the amount of RAM as the iPad 2.

The iPad 4 scores 1757, which edges out the iPhone 5 (1571), and improves upon the former iPad 3 and iPad 2 with more than twice the performance (which is in line with Apple’s claim of 2x CPU performance due to the new A6X chip).

It’ll be interesting to see further real world benchmarks and how the A6X fares with day to day usage. Just seven months after the iPad 3 debuted, Apple updated their 9.7″ Retina display tablet with the A6X, LTE, Lightning connector, faster Wi-Fi, and better cameras. The prices and configurations remained the same.

Anyone out there order an iPad 4 (or iPad with Retina display if you want to get technical)?


  • Olley

    Another slap in iPad 3 owners’ faces…

  • DS

    Yes, my iPad 3 is suddenly a terrible device… I can barely use it any more!

    Don’t be such a moron.

  • Steve

    I’m a little pissed as well. I just dished out over $1000 on the new iPad 64gb. I bought it in August figuring that I’d have the latest and greatest for at least the remainder of the year. I feel somewhat scammed. I bought apple care and a case as well. Brutal.

  • Randy Ritraj

    Everything your iPad did before this announcement, it still does.

  • Steve

    Ya your right but I’m more pissed with the fact that the 3rd generation iPad is basically deemed obsolete now. I just bought the damn thing.

  • replytoidiotcomment

    How is it obsolete?

  • Steve

    It’s obsolete because they no longer sell the 3rd generation iPad at apple. I’m stuck with the old 30 pin doc connector when everything moving forward will be using the lightning connector. I just find it odd that apple would release 3 iterations of a device that look exactly the same.

  • djepsilon

    Hmmmm…. debating on whether to upgrade the iPad 3. Are you Gary?

  • Bound

    This “update” is just a money grab.

  • Nope.


    ew my galaxy note 2 has quad core, 1.6 GHz and 2GB of ram over this.

  • Anonymous

    My 2009 Macbook Pro with DualCore 2.5 Ghz chip w/ 8 gig ram got a 3602 geekbench score. Im gonna wait for the 5th gen iPad with doubled performance, pushing it to around 3514. Then the iPad will be almost equal to my Macbook Pro, and I’ll get the iPad. One more year!!!!

  • Christian Auldridge

    No but the new one is twice as good making ipad 3 outdated in the eyes of tech noobs.

  • Christian Auldridge

    No longer on sale from apple :/

  • Christian Auldridge

    Yet has lower score :/

  • Christian Auldridge

    And doubles perfromance :/