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Leak shows the HTC Nexus tablet powered by a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

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Leak shows the HTC Nexus tablet powered by a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor
We have been getting quite a bit of info about the upcoming Nexus X, but not as many leaks regarding the HTC-built Nexus tablet. We know that it exists, and the rumors say it will be an 8.9-inch display with the same resolution of the Nexus 10 (2560x1600). There have also been rumors that it would feature a 64-bit Tegra processor, and that appears to be accurate.

A new CPU-Z report has leaked that shows what is said to be processor info for the upcoming HTC Nexus tablet. CPU-Z reports are impossible to fake, and TKTech has proven to be a reliable leaker. We have checked on the report and are assured it is accurate. It shows a device that is powered by a Tegra K1 clocked at 2.5GHz, with the ridiculous 192-core Kepler GPU. This is a serious SoC, and the Nexus tablet has been rumored in the past to be the first device with this Tegra chip.

Tegra has said said that this chip is 1.5 times more efficient than other mobile GPUs, meaning that the power won't sacrifice battery life. The chip has been shown to be capable of running the Unreal Engine 4, fully support DirectX 11, and OpenGL 4.4. That is to say, this chip can do more than Android can (Android L only adds support up to OpenGL 3.1). And, the chip shown is the K1 Denver, which is 64-bit and murders benchmarks. That's not a bad option for the new Nexus tablet. 

Leak shows the HTC Nexus tablet powered by a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

source: TKTechNews

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posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:08 29

1. Busyboy (unregistered)


Wow, this will be one hell of a tablet. RIP iPad

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:33 6

11. sgodsell (Posts: 3899; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I just hope they at least put 3 or 4gb of ram with lots of storage in this puppy. I want to be able to dual boot linux and Android comfortably.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:53 8

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


4+ Gb of RAM please. With 64-bit OS support, this will bury the iToys. Might even munch away at some netbook sales as well.

Timmy claimed the sales hiccup was a 'temporary speed bump'…. Hah! More like the market was expecting a serious Nexus challenge and has deferred purchases until this monster ships.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 07:08 1

54. gehrig (Posts: 301; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Haha. Apple could release a piece of cardboard and people would still buy it. I'm pretty sure Tim knows what he's saying.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 01:55 1

35. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Yeah RIP last gen. iPads.

But then won't be surprised when the next gen. will wipe the floor with K1 in efficiency and even in performance.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 04:20 1

47. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


behold ipad and tabs, nexus is coming... with this processing prowess, it will be a deamon, ghost recon

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:11 5

2. datsyuk (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Never been really interested in owning a tablet but my god how can I not buy this?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:15 8

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Can't wait for this beast. Those specs are looking sweet...

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:48 2

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Glad something has cheered up your outlook. RPK was pretty grim for a while.

If the tablet does materialize with these specs, I am definitely going to look at getting one. The Samsung TabPro 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 are both really good, but a 64-bit processor would really take things to the next level.

Hopefully there is 4GB+ RAM though.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:18 7

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 6036; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Bring it on now!

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:21

5. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


At the end of the day in real life usage don't nobody use all these specs to their full potential. Wow check emails, play games, write notes, and use apps. All these specs are just to sell tablets. I'm happy with my suface pro 3 for business and my galaxy tab for games and my iPhone 5s for simplicity and reliable in apps and usage.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 02:12 2

40. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Are you from Saudi Arabia and have a petrol pump in your backyard?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:24 1

6. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


I wish the 64 bit k1 was quad core, but those haswell-class denver cores are so large and powerful that it would eat up battery life if it was quad core.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:43 3

14. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 914; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Don't ever think that the ARM-based Denver is equal with X86-based Haswell. Denver is far more inferior to Haswell. Intel's architecture is always more advanced than their competitor.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:54 2

18. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Ofcourse its not going to beat haswell. It performed almost equal to the haswell celeron 2955U in single core test.

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/187862-nvidia-details-64-bit-denver-tegra-k1-claims-haswell-class-performance-for-first-64-bit-android-chip

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:51 2

27. xfire99 (Posts: 873; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Tegra K1 is quadcore + 1 shadow core.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:53 3

28. xfire99 (Posts: 873; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


NVM. its new Denver dual core and not quad core one.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:25 3

7. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


This should have 100+ GB of storage

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:26 3

8. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Will ART runtime be sufficient on non-expandable 16 gb devices?
I hope this'll come with a 32 gb minimum...........

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 02:04 2

38. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Nexus devices have been offering option of 16 or 32 GB as of late, so I would expect at least that and hope for a 64 GB option.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:26 2

9. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


whoa! 64-bit k1.. now this is the tablet to beat! not those 800/801 equipped

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:31 3

10. DnB925Art (Posts: 1025; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Can't wait to read reviews for this beast! If it rates high, this might be my tablet by Christmas time.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:37 3

12. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


''Tegra has said said that this chip is 1.5 times more efficient than other mobile GPUs, meaning that the power won't sacrifice battery life''

You got to be kidding me.
You got to be kidding me.
Nvidia are notorious for their BS promises....oh well
I'd take it with a grain of salt

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 23:51 4

16. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


But this the reviews are backing up Nvidia's claims this time

E.g. AnadTech did a test with the T-Rex benchmark, the Sheild tablet lasted longer than the Note 3 (800), Tab S 8.4 (Exynos) and a ASUS mini tablet (64-bit Atom)
Unfortunately AnandTech didn't have an iPad or 801/805 tablet in the test, but users are also reporting pretty good battery life
Also max temp of 50C, which on par with the A7/801/805

Before Nvidia's Fermi GPUs were notorious for being inefficient, they were called Thermi because of how hot they got
But now Nvidia's Kelper (in the K1) and Maxwell GPUs are the most efficient dGPUs

Seems like Nvidia's CPUs are now pretty much as efficient as their competition

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:56 2

29. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I don't know, but, I'd like to see a real review from a consumer with a production model of course.
AnandTech is a fishy site, never trusted them anyways.

If this tablet can indeed deliver (based on Nvidia's claims), I'd buy it in a heartbeat, but right now I'll remain skeptical.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 02:03 1

37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"AnandTech is a fishy site, never trusted them anyways."

That is wise. AnandTech is basically a better done industry sell out site. They used to have that guy Brian Klug who did mobile reviews and constantly slammed phones with removable batteries and SD cards. He would say things like it is not possible to make a good phone with these features.

These days, they pick and choose very carefully what to say/not say about devices. The bias is better hidden than many sites, but not so hard to see if you look at their site every now and then.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 07:04

53. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


grow up kid, u dont even know whats u are talking about.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 02:19 3

41. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


There are several reviews both of the Xiaomi Mipad and the Tegra Shield tablet, if you don't know about them is because you don't want to know.

All of them have something in common: great performance with a "normal" battery consumption for the Tegra K1 (4 A15 cores, not Denver)

http://www.techinasia.com/xiaomi-mipad-review-and-photos/
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-xiaomi-mipad-review
http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/14/nvidia-shield-tablet-review/

I can only expect that with Denver CPU performance will get even better with the same power consumption, specially the single core performance should go up to catch up with Haswell lower cores (Celeron and may be Pentium, "cores" not atom based ones)

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 04:28 1

48. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


yup, I have same views about anandtech... their reviews are usually based on the personal prefference/liking of the reviewer(same like PA)

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 06:27 1

52. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I thought AnadTech was typically biased in favor of Apple
Their Apple reviews are always more detailed
And they are still using JavaScript browser benchmarks to test CPUs, which favor Apple since Safari has a better JavaScript engine and since those benchmarks only use 1-2 cores

Anyway, most reviews/users say the Shield tablet's battery life is pretty good or on par with the majority of its competition
Also I have yet to see a review/user mention heating issues
And the 64-bit dual K1 will be more efficient and probably faster than the 32-bit quad core K1

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