I was wondering about speed for the same reasons. Apple likes to play with numbers on the "Retina Display" as that makes for effective marketing, but obviously a lower GHz number (albeit equally meaningless on different OS) wouldn't make people "ooh and aah". Thanks for the post, helps putting things into perspective.
[citation][nom]Maziar[/nom]to pocketdrummer ARM is the CPU(A4 chip) and PowerVR SGX is the Graphic chip of iPhone 4.[citation][nom]pocketdrummer[/nom]"It's nice little ARM and PowerVR combo chip that works quite well the iOS."What?[/citation]
I think he knows that, and was just commenting on the grammer that was used in the sentence.
I wouldn't consider those benchmarks all that accurate. Also considering that the iPad has half the ram of the iPhone 4, and both use the same A4 Processor (clock speed unknown), and same PowerVR SGX GPU (rendering less pixels on the iPhone).
[citation][nom]vant[/nom]As a TG reader, you should know very well that clock speed is not the only deciding factor.[/citation]
it does if thats the only difference. now while apple has tweaked the chip, including cpu cache and memory bandwidth, ALL these smart phones use pretty much exactly the same gpu and cpu combo.
question: WHAT IS GAME PERFORMANCE LIKE? I remember a little something from the PC world... umm... oh yeah, when you take the same GPU,(its the same as the one in the 3GS) and quadrupedal the number of pixels it has to paint, you better have one hell of an overclock up your sleeves!