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Asus Transformer Prime benchmark tests

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Asus Transformer Prime benchmark tests
When you think of something that’s pure raw power, there’s nothing more that should enter your mind than none other than the almighty Asus Transformer Prime, especially when it has the prestigious title of being the first tablet to market packing NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Not only does it possess one killer looking industrial design from what we can gather so far, but it also packs the muscle power to shake the foundations of what we’ve been experiencing on other Android-based tablets.

Even before diving right into running a benchmark test of some sort, we’re astounded by the high-level performance exhibited by the tablet out of the gate. If fact, we can say with concrete certainty that this is the most responsive Android-based tablet we’ve come across – hands down! Its fluidity in navigating around the platform is evenly consistent everywhere, so from moving around the homescreen with some kind of processor intensive wallpaper activated, to simply running applications, it’s pretty much instantaneous. Remarkably, it doesn’t seem tested just yet in the short time of us playing around with the tablet, though, we’re bound to put it through some strenuous tasks to see how its quad-core processor will be able to make out.

Asus Transformer Prime benchmark tests
Quadrant benchmark
Asus Transformer Prime benchmark tests
AnTutu benchmark

Quadrant benchmark


AnTutu benchmark

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from running numerous benchmark tests with Android-based tablets, it has to be that we can’t always trust them. Case in point with Quadrant, which seems to finish in record timing with the Asus Transformer Prime, but it’s only able to establish score between 2,500 to 2,800, which are hardly numbers that will impress people – even more when we’ve seen devices like the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Nexus breaking the 3,000 mark without a sweat. Well, it simply goes to show that Quadrant hasn’t been optimized to work with NVIDIA’s CPU. On the other hand, the AnTutu benchmark result is more indicative of its processing prowess. Specifically, it’s able to achieve an overall score of 10,277, which nearly doubles most of the scores put out by previous devices.

Taking out the benchmark results out of the equation and relying solely on our experience thus far, we have to admit that this is a speed demon that's capable of executing any tasks with minimal effort! Well, there's still the matter of battery life that we'll be monitoring closely with our usage.

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posted on 24 Jan 2012, 13:15 3

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

ics tastes so good!

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 14:00

2. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Artificial benchmarks are pure BS if the device balks when running live wallpaper. I already know my Tegra2 A500 is a slug when I use live wallpaper, or when Pulse is updating, etc. Would someone please come up with real world benchmarks, instead of these meaningless score!

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:40 3

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

well the Transformer Prime packing the Tegra III and running ICS hums along perfectly fine with a live wallpaper.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 14:01

3. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

how can you compare this resolution of the screen with the S2 resolution of that the prime will score less than S2

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 15:59

8. ph00ny (Posts: 1518; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Jebus. Galaxy Note scores 4k+ with same resolution as the prime. (Both Galaxy devices are capped at 60fps)

Happy now?

Graphics portion of the quadrant only accounts for a very small amount of the overall score

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 14:18

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

smoother than any PC

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 14:20

5. xoatomxo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)

samsung rocks!

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 14:41

6. Tony_1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

To the reviewer. I know its probably not something you can help, BUT you sound so congested or nasally that its almost a complete distraction from the actual video. Please find someone else to do the video parts.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 15:21 2

7. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

I find it hard now a days to put much faith in quadrant, which hasn't been updated in almost a year, over Antutu.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:42 1

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

yeah i'm thinking Quadrant needs to update or gtfo. stick to Smartbench 2012 and AnTuTu until that happens.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:54 1

11. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

What's the point of using quadrant on quad core devices if it doesn't support multi core

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 18:37

12. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

I dnt see the ipad 2 on that list... why do you guys compare tablets with phones? On that chart should only be tablets like the xoom, iconia, sony etc tablets only. And you said that the prime gets 10,000 when you ran antutu... well ipad 2 gets that number as well and its a dual core. Please make a chart comparing the most popular tablets including ipad 2 so we can get an idea of where each tablet stands..

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 19:30 2

13. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


You don't see the iPad 2 on that list because these benchmarks don't exist for iOS, so it's impossible for the iPad 2 to have gotten the same score as this tablet on these benchmarks and even so, one of the benchmarks (Quadrant) hasn't been updated by the developer since February 1st of 2011.

Also, the charts in these benchmarks also don't discern between phones and tablets, they only give the scores for different devices whether they be tablets or phones because the tablets and phones tested still use the same or similar SoC's.

Phonearena doesn't make these charts. These are screenshots from within the benchmarking tools themselves on the phones/tablets being tested...

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 22:29 1

14. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

STOP YELLING... i got the point.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 07:50

15. Maeve (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)

I think the real benchmark is 'does it work'? and this does. I have had mine for about 5 days and I can't find fault with it. So much faster and smoother than any other tab I have used and with the keyboard it's a whole new experience:fingers can type and be cursors all at the same time! Brilliant and highly recommend.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 17:10

16. brainsturridge (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

great tab..im loving mine.... best android tab by far and imho not far off and ipad 2 in terms of performance and design

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 01:55

17. vanessaelizebeth (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

To be honest,the results of the ipad arent that distance from Transformer Prime.

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