It seems that someone tested the the Apple iPad Air 2 using GFXBench’s 2.7 T-Rex and 3.0 Manhattan’s 1080p onscreen as well as the 3.0 Manhattan’s 1080p offscreen platform. The resulting framerates are surprising to say the least.

The Apple iPad Air 2 looked did better than good in these tests. It even went against the amazingly dominant Tegra K1 chip and other GPUs.

The Tegra K1 with its Kelper GPU was regarded as the most dominant graphics system in the whole Android market. For it to be outdone by the Apple iPad Air 2’s GPU is just unheard of. This is great news for Apple consumers. I have to tell you, I was not expecting this at all. Take a look at these numbers:

Apple iPad Air 2 GPU Outclasses Tegra K1’s GPU - 1 -- DoiToshin

The onscreen tests resulted in lower frame rates, which is due to the 1080p local resolution of the iPad Air 2. Still, it managed to beat Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 which has the same 1080p local resolution and Tegra K1 inside.

It seems that even though Android products take a lead over Apple products in certain areas. Apple products have earned their place in the market due to the overall value of their products, and of course due to the strong brand recognition that Apple controversially enjoys.

We are excited for the 64-bit Tegra K1 chips and see their performance in the future. How much better will the 64-bit Tegra K1 be than the 32-bit version in the Nvidia Shield Tablet and Mi Pad 7.9. In the mean while, Apple’s dominance continues.