Head-to-Head: Google Nexus Vs. Apple iPad

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CPU, GPU, Memory

Nexus 7 won't be the first computing device to bear the Google name, but it will have the most cores -- with 16 in all. Google confirmed that the Nexus 7 will be built around an Nvidia Tegra 3 system-on-chip with four 1.3GHz Cortex A9 ARM cores plus a 12-core GeForce GPU with 1 GB of video memory.

Apple is somewhat less forthcoming about the Samsung-made A5X custom SoC that runs iPad 3. The Samsung-made A5X includes two Cortex A9 cores and a quad-core PowerVR GPU and was designed according to Apple's performance and power specifications.

In the CPU/GPU department, Nexus 7 has the advantage with 16 cores versus iPad's six. Nexus falls a bit short in terms of storage with a maximum of 16 GB, while iPad is available with as much as 64 GB. However, we believe that performance trumps storage.


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