9x graphical power put to use with promise of “silky smooth” 1080p output.
If you wondered how developers would exercise iPad 2′s HDMI output functionality and make it actually worthwhile by doing so, Firemint has an answer, or rather, an app for that: Real Racing 2 HD.
As you can see from the video below, when connected through the HDMI port, Real Racing 2 HD (an impending update) will transform your iPad 2 into an informative display, giving you vital stats and overview map of the track you are racing on. The developers have promised “silky smooth” 30 frames on 1080p output – and considering the game looks phenomenal already, it will be a close neighbor to any console racer.
This is only an early sample of what developers can achieve with the dual-screen like functionality of the iPad 2. Will tablets ever compete with consoles?