NVIDIA Tegra K1 3GHz 64-Bit Dual-Core Chip Crushes All Competition in Benchmarks

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    A new AnTuTu benchmark showed up online effectively crowning a new king of performance in mobile benchmarks. Someone tested a special version of the NVIDIA Tegra K1 that scored an astounding 44,000 AnTuTu benchmark, besting the Snapdragon 801 and unreleased 805 by over 6,000 points! What's really phenomenal about this chip is that it is actually only a dual-core. Of course, there's a catch... the chip is a special 64-bit version running at an unheard of (for a mobile CPU) 3GHz.

    Now, keep in mind, these results are a bit misleading. First, as far as we know, there is no Android software currently available which is optimized for 64-bit code. This means NVIDIA needed to optimize software for the chip themselves for testing. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    Right now we haven't really heard much about this new deal-core chip from NVIDIA. It's interesting because it actually ousted its own brother, the quad-core K1 Tegra from NVIDIA. That chip has also not be released yet. More than likely the performance delta exists because the dual-core chip is clocked higher than the quad-core variant.

    If NVIDIA can make these chips as energy efficient as they are powerful, then they might be able to jump back into a competitive advantage over Qualcomm. It would be nice to see some "fresh blood" in the arena.

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    Is it water-cooled? (shamelessly stolen from CK)
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    Psh! My note 3 is clocked at 3ghz!
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    Nvidia gets a bad rep compared to Qualcomm. The Snapdragon series over the last year got so much hype while the Tegra 3 wasn't being praised and the Tegra 4 was passed over by almost every major OEM. It's a real shame too, I love my 1st Gen Nexus 7 for its Tegra 3. Damn thing still plows through any game I throw at it, while there are a lot of games that experience framerate drops and other strange issues on my LG G2 that's powered by a Snapdragon 800.
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