1. TheoRadu's Avatar
    Why does everyone think the PlayBook 4G uses an OMAP4460???
    That would make it the same processor inside the slow Galaxy Nexus phone. There is a 400 ms difference in Sunspider between the PlayBook 4G (aprox 1450ms) and the Nexus (aprox 2000ms). It can't be just the software, the PlayBook clearly uses a better processor. It uses the OMAP4470!!!
    Which brings me to the Archos 101 XS (an Android device just like the Galaxy Nexus) that uses the same OMAP4470 and scores 1600ms in Sunspider (AnandTech - The Archos 101 XS Review: Prettier, Faster, So Much Better). It beats the iPad at almost every benchmark.
    08-23-12 06:12 AM
  2. mikeo007's Avatar
    Lol synthetic benchmarks. They mean almost nothing champ.
    The galaxy nexus is clocked at 1.2 GHz.
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    08-23-12 06:44 AM
  3. TheoRadu's Avatar
    Lol synthetic benchmarks. They mean almost nothing champ.
    The galaxy nexus is clocked at 1.2 GHz.
    JS benchmarks actually do mean something.
    08-23-12 07:38 AM
  4. Heavens1's Avatar
    Wow! I'll speak up - i don't have a clue as to the import of these comparisons.

    Some further explanation would be appreciated.
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    08-23-12 08:03 AM
  5. BlackBerryIO's Avatar
    Denying benchmarks defeats the entire purpose of any tablet comparison.

    The same processor can definitely give different results on different operating systems, but I guess QNX has been harnessing the power pretty well.

    Also, the PlayBook 4G is at 1.5 Ghz Dual core.
    08-23-12 08:19 AM
  6. mikeo007's Avatar
    JS benchmarks actually do mean something.
    Not much. They're synthetic and measure the basic efficiency of the JS engine, coupled with the OS and CPU.

    When I say they mean almost nothing, I mean that in terms of CPU performance. 2 identical CPUs running completely different JS engines and OSs could have completely different results in these tests.

    These tests primarily test the JavaScript performance of a device, nothing more. Just like the HTML5 tests test the HTML5 compliance of a browser.
    08-23-12 08:47 AM
  7. saudadeii's Avatar
    Why does everyone think the PlayBook 4G uses an OMAP4460???
    Because there's is very little out that that specifically lists the processor.

    OMAP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This shows the PB 4G uses the 4460.
    08-23-12 08:53 AM
  8. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure its the 4460. You can get the 4430 to go to 1.5 GHz but from what I've heard its not a stable configuration. Although the 4460 seems to be an overclocked 4430 so not sure if it uses a 4430 or 4460.
    08-23-12 09:41 AM
  9. jamesharmeling's Avatar
    I have no idea what any of this means so ill just add my two cents...."I like my Playbook!". There, is that technical enough for ya?!? Have a great day and stop picking up pennies hoping they're nickels.
    08-23-12 09:48 AM
  10. BlackBerryIO's Avatar
    Like food listed without ingredients.. A little transparency wouldn't hurt..
    08-24-12 10:54 AM
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    08-24-12 03:05 PM
  12. samab's Avatar
    Teardown has shown conclusively that the 4G Playbook has a OMAP4460 chip inside.

    Inside the RIM Blackberry Playbook LTE
    08-24-12 05:30 PM
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