Nexus 9 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Finally Beats Single Core Apple A8 Geekbench Performance

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One of the things that Apple has almost always been able to faithfully claim is that their single-core performance for their A series processors tends to be quite a bit faster than anything Android has to offer. This is one of the reasons why Apple hasn't rushed toward multi-core processors. Of course, the "king of the hill" rarely stays in that position forever, and that is what we can witness now.

The new HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet has bested the single-core performance of the Apple A8 processor by quite a large margin in the Geekbench synthetic benchmarks. As you can see from the pic above, the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 192 CUDA core Kepler GPU scores a whopping 1903 in single-core numbers on Geekbench. The next closest competitor is the A8 processor in the Apple iPhone 6 with a score of 1630.

As an interesting side-note, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 actually bests all other chips in multi-core performance (3259.67), although it only pulls ahead of the Nexus 9 by a small margin (3166). This bodes well for those who want to play games on the Nexus 9, because mobile games typically aren't as optimized for multi-core processors as well as they could be. Combine that with the amazing Kepler GPU tech, and we have the makings of a mobile gaming tablet that could rival PCs and/or consoles from last generation.

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Hooray! I've always preferred Nvidia's chipsets to Qualcomm's, or even Samsung's own Exynos line. The Tegra 4 was a huge flop because of all the publicity that the Snapdragon 800 got, so I'm hoping the K1 really shakes things up.
 

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I wonder how the new iPads will bench?


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Hooray! I've always preferred Nvidia's chipsets to Qualcomm's, or even Samsung's own Exynos line. The Tegra 4 was a huge flop because of all the publicity that the Snapdragon 800 got, so I'm hoping the K1 really shakes things up.
I agree. The tegra 4 just wasn't put into enough devices. I'm guessing they were charging to much for it. I'd love to see this put into a phone. Who knows why they didn't put the k1 into the nexus 6. It would have done a better job of showcasing lollipop and 64bit in all of its glory.
 

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The K1 would eat a phone's battery life for lunch.


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