iPad Pro is not yet able to completely replace a full PC, wouldn’t want Tim cook, but a 12.9-inch tablet from Apple, of course, approaching this goal. Hardware the device has received many positive ratings, and for the further development of the Apple is enough just to modify the operating system.
Hardware the iPad Pro is so powerful that is comparable in performance not only with devices in its class, like the Surface Pro, but also the gadgets category is, say the reviewers AnandTech that tested the A9X chip. In fact, Apple’s own processors have reached a level of performance that can compete with the lineup of Intel Core M.
In my testing the iPad Pro were compared to the performance of the devices based on the “stones” from Intel, including a 12-inch MacBook, which is based on the initial model of the chip Broadwell, ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi with the top-end Core M and ASUS ZenBook UX305CA, which includes the item has been added-m3 processor Core.
the iPad Pro has a dual core processor A9X frequency of 2.25 GHz, which is approximately 300 MHz greater than the frequency of the A9 in the iPhone 6s. The results of the benchmark SPECint2006 show that “Proshka” performance comparable to a Retina MacBook and Asus ZenBook UX305CA. ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi with the top chip showed results higher than the iPad Pro.
“A9X can compete with processors Broadwell Core M and the item has been added, which Apple could not offer the chips of the previous generation. This is great progress in such a short period of time and bad news for Intel, given that A9X will soon be available in a more affordable iPad Air”, – commented on the results at AnandTech.
Experts believe that the level of performance of iPad Pro shows a serious threat to business Intel. Apple itself says that compared with a chip of the original iPad product A9X provides the performance 22 times. The growth performance of the graphics subsystem reaches 360 times.
In 2014 it was reported that Apple is testing new computers running on its own processors. In Cupertino prototypes of MacBook Air, Mac mini and iMac are based on ARM chips with 4 and 8 cores and support 64-bit architecture. In the current form the performance of Apple’s Ax series is essential for the maintenance of the initial MacBook models. Experts believe that if the growth performance of chips will continue, the company might completely switch to ARM chips in the next few years.