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New iPad Tablet Comes With 1GB RAM, Same CPU

The new iPad tablet, formerly known as the iPad 3, sports 1GB RAM compared to 512MB for the iPad 2 and 256MB for the first generation iPad according to Vietnamese website,

Someone on the forum managed to test the tablet with the Geekbench benchmark and the app gave a 756 marks on the Geekbench score card which is in line with what you'd expect from the tablet.

The score is comparable to the iPad 2 and GeekBench does confirm that the tablet comes with 1GB RAM and the same ARMv7 CPU core as the A5 clocked at 1GHz.

The fact that the CPU subsystem remained the same as the A5 is probably why Apple chose not to christen the A5X as the A6 and is in line with our prediction.

The A5X comes with a dual core CPU and four cores based on the Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4 which Apple says is four times more powerful than the 12-core Nvidia Tegra 3 graphics sub system.

The New iPad tablet will go on sale in the UK on the 16th of March and will cost £399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model. The equivalent iPad 2 tablet retails for £329 while the 4G model will hit the market at £429.

The five main improvements of the New iPad are a Retina Display class screen, 4G functionality, a better graphics subsystem, a bigger battery and a much better camera.

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