Apple iPad Air 2 Review: Should You Upgrade?
Performance: CPU & Web Browsing
Underneath the hood of the iPad Air 2 is a scorching fast custom A8X System-on-Chip (SoC) with a tri-core processor and six-core graphics, along with 2GB of RAM and, in this instance, 64GB of built-in storage. Spoiler alert -- the A8X chip is a beastly part, as we've already seen. It's also key in separating the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from the iPad Air 2, leaving no mistake as to which mobile product packs the most performance punch. Let's have a look.
Given the number of different tests and the types of things being analyzed, the A8X plays a bigger role here than it does in SunSpider. As a result, the iPad Air 2 crushes the competition with a top score of 5,047, well above the closest competitor, which happens to be the original iPad Air with a score of 3,809.
Another benchmark, another victory for the the iPad Air 2 and its spunky A8X SoC. What's important to note here is not only did the iPad Air 2 come out on top, but it led the pack by a wide margin, including NVIDIA's SHIELD tablet.