Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE[3]: CPU
by akrosdbay on Fri 9th Mar 2012 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: CPU"
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But quad core graphics doesn't mean anything generally.

Do I have 480 core graphics since I have gf gtx 480?

I agree that fast graphics is important, but "quad core graphics" does not mean fast graphics (while quad core cpu generally does mean fast cpu). Does anyone outside Apple talk about quad core graphics?

Quad core CPU doesn't mean fast cpu either. It means more throughput not faster. For carrying cargo a truck has more throughput than a ferrari.

Apple markets the quad core gpu as means to drive the massive pixels in the new high res display. The new GPU was linked to the retina display announcement. 4x the number of pixels means you need the horsepower and throughput to put them on screen.

Edited 2012-03-09 15:50 UTC

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