iPad 2 Benchmarks Blast Competition, Show Less-than-1GHz Processor Speed

A couple of things have come to light over the past few days, most of these lovely little tidbits coming out over the past 24 hours where the iPad 2 has been release out into the wild. The first of which we didn't touch on for more than a few moments in our [early iPad 2 review a few days ago] – as you'll see in our Geekbench result below, one point stands out pretty hard: the Processor. Instead of the 1GHz CPU in its head that it's supposed to be, the iPad 2 is running at 894 MHz.

In another couple tests by IOSnoops and AnandTech, as reported by Engadget, clocked the ARM Cortex a( in at right around 900HMz as well. Apple you scoundrels! We're not too worried about it though, as this beast has continued to be put through the tricks and traps of benchmarking by not only us, but by others, and the fact that the tablet is running a dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU is quite encouraging.

While our pals have found the iPad 2 to render 57.6 frames per second in a GLBenchmark test, while the Motorola XOOM Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet worked at 26.7 frames per second and the iPad 1 moved a super speedy 17.6fps. Would you like to see a game that displays the complete excellence of the tablet's graphics? Have a look at Infinity Blade! It's fantabulous.