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iPad Gaming Bolstered by New Quad-core A5X, 4G LTE

Apple called their new iPad a “graphics powerhouse.” The processor, supposedly, boasts 4x the power of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3.

The processor is part of their work in making the new Retina Display possible. The new iPad will rock a 2048 x 1536 screen resolution. At normal viewing distance, the human retina will not be able to discern individual pixels.

The 4G LTE supposedly brings in speeds of 72 Mbps on Verizon and AT&T. For gamers, that kind of speed could be the difference in playing real-time online titles on the go. Currently, the only way to game in a multiplayer setting with any sense of fluidity or absence of lag is to do so over a Wi-Fi connection. 4G LTE may make online play a reality wherever you have access to the speeds.

Finally, in regards to the duration of gameplay sessions, Apple talked a bit today about the new iPad’s battery life. With 4G running, the device supposedly checks in at 9 hours.

To show off some of this gaming goodness, Apple invited Namco to give a little demo of what’s to come. They showed off an Sky Gamblers plane combat┬átitle with “console-quality” graphics. ┬áThe demo sported tons of action on screen and a little shake-to-eject business. The game will launch exclusively on the iOS platform when it’s ready.

Apple’s prepped the hardware, if your a fan of tablet-based gaming. Now, it’s up to the developers and publishers to create titles that actually make use of the tech in great ways.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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