Apple has been keen to talk about the improved graphical capabilities of the new iPad, with its new display and quad core graphics, but little has been said about the new device's processing power. Is the A5X chip in the new iPad more powerful than the iPad 2's A5 for general computing? The answer appears to be 'no' as the new iPad achieves the same score as the iPad 2 in our Peacekeeper browser benchmark suggesting the CPU performance of the two devices is near identical.
Peacekeeper is an HTML5 based browser performance test that can be used to measure and compare the performance of any browser on any Internet capable device, from desktops and notebooks, to tablets and smartphones. What's more, as a device's browser performance is strongly linked to the power of its CPU, Peacekeeper offers a straightforward way to compare the performance of competing devices regardless of differences in operating system.
The press release below not only includes Peacekeeper scores for the new iPad but also a range of other popular tablets. If you are curious to know more about Peacekeeper, check out the FAQ http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/faq.action.