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How long before iPad games match the graphical qualities of console games?

Leaving aside for a moment the common argument that touch controls can't match the physical controls of dedicated games console controllers, we wonder how long it will be before iPad games look as good XBOX 360 and PS3 games.

Based on video preview of Real Racing 3 (seen above), the wait will not be a long one. Look at the detail level and the realtime reflections, it's impressive stuff, especially at a consistent 30 frames per second. The current iPad hardware is very close, in terms of raw power, to the current consoles and next years iPad hardware will likely close that gap completely.

Real Racing 2 HD is undoubtedly the best racing simulator on the iPad, Real Racing 3 could become an instant classic!

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