iPad Air 2 vs. iPad mini 3 benchmark battle

We take the brand new iPad Air 3 and it's Apple A8X processor and pit it against the original iPad Air, updated iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 2 with Geekbench for CPU and GFXbench for GPU, and Sun Spider. Just how monstrous is Apple's monstrous new chipset? Find out!

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Crushing win for the IPad Air 2. Sent from the iMore App
  • Well seeing the mini 3 uses last years chip, and no extra gb of ram, not surprising Sent from the iMore App
  • Imaging when Apple starts going up pass the 2gb of ram mark with their software, boy no other device is going to get even close to Apple
  • Agree. Will be interesting to see if the 6s and 6s+ get 2gb of ram next year Sent from the iMore App