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Apple’s 4th gen iPad shows up in benchmark test

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Apple recently announced the 4th gen iPad, and it has apparently appeared on the benchmarking website Geekbench days before it hits retail store shelves this Friday. Many from the tech community are convinced these tests are legitimate and demonstrate that the 4th gen iPad is much faster than the previous iPad. The 4th Gen iPad shows big CPU and GPU performance improvements thanks largely to A6X processor.

The benchmark test shows Apple’s 4th gen iPad running on the A6X processor with quad-core graphics combined with 1GB of internal memory. The new iPad was identified as “iPad3,4″ in the benchmark site and had an A6X chip clocked at 1.39GHz, compared to Apple’s iPhone 5’s A6 chip running at a lower clock speeds of 1.3GHz.

The 4th gen iPad received a Geekbench score of 1757, significantly outperforming the third-generation iPad (running 1.0Ghz) and even Apple’s iPhone 5 (1.3Ghz A6 processor) by a small 10% difference.

If you’d like to get your hands on the new 4th Generation iPad, it’s now available for pre-order on Apple’s website and will officially go on sale Friday, November 2nd.

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