Apple Reveals That New iPad Pro Will Feature “Console-Class” GPU

on September 9, 2015 1:40 PM

Apple’s conference today revealed the latest model for the iPad, called the “iPad Pro,” as well as detailed specs for the product.

Senior Vice-President Phil Schiller spoke about the iPad Pro at length. It’s 12.9 inches and uses an A9X chip — this features twice the memory bandwidth of the A8X used in the iPad Air and double the storage performance speed. He further elaborated that the iPad Pro is “desktop-class performance” and essentially a “portable PC.”

Schiller also stated that the Pro’s GPU is “console-class” and faster than 80 percent of the portable PCs that shipped in the past six months, with faster graphics than 90 percent of those PCs. AutoCAD was also shown running on the Pro at 60 FPS.

It’ll be interesting to see how this technology will be utilized for gaming, since Apple designed it with that purpose in mind, going by the focus on specs during the presentation.

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