John Poole of Primate Labs writes about one early Geekbench result for the 4th generation iPad that appeared this Sunday night. The device appears to have a dual-core processor running at 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM. It scores a whopping 1757 Geekbench score, compared to 1571 by the iPhone 5 and 791 by the 3rd generation iPad.
The new iPad is 10% faster than the iPhone 5 (unsurprising given the new iPad is running the same processor as the iPhone 5 at a slightly higher frequency). and is over twice as fast as the iPad 2 and the iPad (3rd generation). If you have an iPad and you are looking for more performance then you will find the new iPad a compelling upgrade.
While the “iPad 4” is substantially faster than the 3rd generation iPad, it still doesn’t make me want to buy it. None of the apps even appear to be sluggish or slow on it, so while the 4th generation iPad with Retina display is an amazing new device, I’m going to stick to my current device.