The iPad 2 Takes On Consoles

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During the iPad 2‘s debut, Apple took every opportunity to promote its powerful graphics engine and 1080p output capability. Developers are updating their Apps to take advantage of the iPad’s faster hardware and already we’re seeing Apps that put the tablet in console gaming territory.

Real Racing 2 HD is one of the latest Apps to leverage the iPad 2’s A5 processor and faster graphics engine to output 1080p graphics. The developers behind RR2 HD have released a preview of the game’s new graphics and HD output.

The game outputs graphics at full 1080p running 30 frames per second but doesn’t just default to video mirroring mode. The iPad’s screen can be used to show a map of the track which taxes the tablet’s processor even more.

We’re excited about the future of the iPad as Apple makes massive improvements to the graphics and processor. We’ll start to see more and more games take advantage of the iPad 2’s 1080p output over HDMI and using the ‘Pad’s screen as an info window like Real Racing 2 HD does by showing players the map they’re on.

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