The iPad Pro 2 may prove to be more powerful than the current one as the A10X's benchmark results come out. Revealing monster specs, the next iteration of the 12.9-inch tablet may be too powerful for the average buyer.
According to Techtastic (via CNET), the A10X results in the benchmarking website Geekbench indicate a score of 4,236 for single core and 6,588 for multi-core. For comparison, the iPhone 7's A10 scored 3,490 for single core and 5,580 for multi-core.
iPad Pro 2's A10X Has Massive Performance Increase
If these numbers are to be believed, then it can be expected that the iPad Pro 2 sporting the A10X will have about 20 percent increase in performance. According to reports, this would greatly help in running apps for the businessmen and professionals in iOS, such as Microsoft Office.
It is unknown if this information can be trusted, but the Dutch publication noted that this is from the same source who previously leaked details about the A10.
A10X Blasts Other Chips Out of the Water
In a report from TechRadar, it was noted that the A10X also out-powers other chip brands. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 in the Samsung Galaxy S7 only managed a multi-core score of 5,398. The same smartphone's Exynos chip, which is available in other markets outside U.S., fell a little bit below at 6,542 score for multi-core.
iPad Pro 2 Specs, Release Date
Apart from this, there are no known specs of the iPad Pro 2, save for the size of the display that is still expected at 12.9 inches. There are also other iPad Pros reportedly coming soon with different sizes. One is supposed to be the iPad Mini 4's successor, which measures 7.9 inches and the other might be an entry-level iPad Pro that will have a 10.1- or 10.5-inch screen.
It is rumored that the iPad Pro 2, iPad Pro Mini and the yet unnamed iPad Pro at the middle will arrive in early 2017, possibly in March.