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K1 is impressive in AnTuTu benchmark

During CES 2014, NVIDIA was showing off a new processor that fits into the Tegra line: the Tegra K1. This week, some benchmarks that are claimed to be from that chip have hit the web.
We already know most of the hardware specs on the K1, including the fact that the chip has 192 CUDA cores. The chip is a 32-bit quad-core unit with another version tipped that will have dual Denver 64-bit cores operating at up to 2.5GHz.
The K1 has a maximum clock speed of 2.3GHz (in quad-core configuration) and supports DDR3L and LPDDR3 memory up to 8GB. The chip will also support displays with resolution up to 3840 x 2160.
Benchmarks for the chip show what it was able to score on the AnTuTu running Android 4.4.2. The unknown device that was used to run the benchmark has a screen with 1920x1080 resolution and 2GB of RAM.
You can see the full results of the benchmarks in the images below:

[Images courtesy MyDrivers]
The Tegra K1 should make for some impressive smartphones and tablets when they start coming to market; but NVIDIA first has to get on the ball with design wins.

Sources: MyDrivers, Neowin

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RE: Blah. Nvidia pre-release benchmarks mean zero
By TSS on 3/6/2014 10:30:50 AM , Rating: 2
Not entirely. I'll belive the performance to be in the area of where they claim it'll be. Both the tegra 3 and 4 have had good performance for their generations, i don't see why this time should be different.

They also use alot of power and generate alot of heat. Considering those benchmarks are absent as you noted, it's not a stretch to think they're absent because this chip also has a ludicrous powerdraw. If it where different Nvidia would be the first ones to point that out.

All in all, just the next version of tegra. Nothing too exciting.

By retrospooty on 3/6/2014 1:55:37 PM , Rating: 2
I know... That is why I am saying wait until its in a real released product and independently reviewed and shown by trusted 3rd review sites to not have heat or battery drain issues. In short, Nvidia is full of crap.

By CaedenV on 3/6/2014 1:58:54 PM , Rating: 2
Even if K1 fixes the power and heat issues (which is supposed to be a major focus), the fact is that nVidia always asks too much for their mobile chips, so very few devices will implement them.

By ritualm on 3/6/2014 2:41:43 PM , Rating: 2
I'll belive...

Show me actual product or go home. Benchmarks are nothing when the hardware itself sits next to a bin called vaporware.

By Da W on 3/6/2014 2:56:43 PM , Rating: 2
Exited if they do a Shield 2 with it. Else i don't care.

RE: Blah. Nvidia pre-release benchmarks mean zero
By name99 on 3/6/2014 4:13:07 PM , Rating: 4
No-one gives a fsck about absolute performance. You want AWESOME graphics performance --- buy an AMD FirePro and feed it 500W.

The issue is ALWAYS whether the performance comes at an acceptable power usage or not. The rumors are that this thing uses power in the tens of watts range to get these sorts of numbers. That sort of power usage makes it useless for phones, useless for tablets, useless for many (not all) laptops.

If the target markets are now (bulky) laptops and desktops, let's see it compared against chips that compete in that market. Seeing it compared against phone GPUS is as useless as telling me that a 4GHz i7 runs a lot faster than an A57. True, but irrelevant to anything.

By Morawka on 3/8/2014 4:22:49 AM , Rating: 2
They've already showed the K1 running on less than 1W (measured in real time with voltmeter) on stage in real-time running the Unreal 4 Tech Demo, i dunno what else you want.

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