Promising start, first benchmarks of the NVIDIA Tegra SoC K1
On the website, Digital Storm they have revealed the first benchmarks of the SoC NVIDIA Tegra K1, showing impressive results, at least when it comes to graphics, since it seems that NVIDIA has left something in the pipeline as far as computing power is concerned, since in this area this SoC has shown some pretty mediocre results, to be honest.
Ahead we are going to display a summary of performance data that has been provided by the website mentioned above, but before that we have to emphasize one point: as we have said before, these SoC NVIDIA Tegra K1 have very good results with regard to graphic but mediocre speeds regarding computing capacity. However keep in mind that Tegra K1 is designed to do just that, to provide excellent graphics performance, and therefore the results of the benchmarks are to be taken as positive.
According to Digital Storm:
When NVIDIA announced their new Tegra K1 System on a chip, no one was expecting a monster with 192 CUDA GPU cores. Although the Tegra 4 didn’t get much traction besides the NVIDIA Shield, it looks like the Tegra K1 will be appearing in many more devices and applications such as cars and tablets like the Xiaomi Mi Pad.
What’s really amazing is the fact that Unreal Engine 4 will be compatible with the processor. What this means is that we can expect to see high-end games on tablets and devices that use the chip with cranked up visuals.
Although there are rumors of a Shield 2 being announced fairly soon, we decided that we couldn’t wait and picked up the Chinese tablet, the Xiaomi Mi Pad. For our benchmarks, we compared the Tegra K1 in the Mi Pad to the LG G2, NVIDIA Shield, OnePlus One and the iPad Mini Retina using 3DMark and AnTuTu.
Here are the benchmark: