A few days ago, news broke that three new versions of Apple’s iPad Pro devices will hit store shelves for 2017. The latest information tells us that these refreshed iPad Pro’s will feature an A10X SOC processor, which soundly beats the A10 processor found within recently released iPhone 7 phone by over 20 percent in single core performance alone.
The website Techtastic claims that their ‘reliable sources’ have benchmarked the A10X and have found it score 4236 on the single-core test, while the multi-core test the A10X pushes out a damn impressive 6588. This compares rather favourably to a ‘regular’ A10, which would score 3500 points for single-core and 5580 for multi-core benchmark using the same GeekBench 4 test. To put this into perspective, the A10 SOC is currently being used in both the Apple Iphone 7 and 7 Plus.
The current iPad Pro meanwhile uses an Apple A9X chip, and manages to push a score of just 3010 and 4990 for single and multi-core results respectively.
As mentioned earlier, next year will see the introduction of 3 new iPad Pros, each featuring these new A10X SoCs, and will start to be released in Print. Apple are planning to launch an updated 12.9 iPad Pro, a new version of the 9.7, with a slightly larger screen (10.1 inches, so not a massive difference), and naturally the selection will be rounded off with a new mini iPad Pro.
The only slight issue with these benchmarks (as with all leaks) is their accuracy – because TechTastic’s A10 scores are a little lower than what they should be. But if these A10X scores are accurate, we should see quite the performance boost for the new iPad Pro’s when they appear next year.