Some miscreants believed that the M1 processor that mounts the new iPad Air would be "cast" to offer less performance than the brand new iPad Pro that incorporates the same M1 processor. Well, they were very wrong.
The first units of the new iPad Air are already reaching their buyers, and they have lacked time to run tests with Geekbench 5 and publish your results. Some figures that are identical to the iPad Pro M1.
They are already beginning to see scores that the new iPad Air obtained with the well-known Geekbench 5 performance test application. And said data is exactly the same as that produced by the current iPad Pro.
They mount the same M1 processor
This means, without a doubt, that Apple has not reduced the clock speed of the M1 that mounts the iPad Air, compared to the iPad Pro. Both work at the same frequency: 3,2 GHz. So the two models have identical performance.
Published data shows that the iPad Air M1 has average single-core and multi-core scores of around 1.700 and 7.200, respectively. These scores confirm that the iPad Air M1 has a identical performance that of the iPad Pro M1, while being 60% and 70% faster than the fourth generation iPad Air with the A14 Bionic processor.
First introduced in early Apple Silicon, (in the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini in November 2020), the M1 chip features an 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, and a high-performance Neural Engine. 16 cores. That processor gives the new iPad Air access to 8 GB unified memory.
And it was first incorporated into an iPad in the current iPad Pro. And given its enormous processing power, it had been speculated that perhaps said M1 processor would have been "tweaked" so that its performance would not be the same in a cheaper iPad such as the new iPad Air. Well, this has not happened, as the Gekkbench scores have shown, being identical in both models.