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Google Nexus 7 gets the benchmark treatment

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Google Nexus 7 gets the benchmark treatment
And less than 24 hours after its announcement, the Google Nexus 7 has already been given the benchmark treatment. Not that a synthetic test is necessarily a trustworthy indication of superior (or inferior) performance, but it is good enough to give us an idea as to what the tablet is capable of.

Just a quick refresher, there is a Tegra 3 quad-core chip running inside the Google Nexus 7 in tandem with 1GB of RAM. The CPU's maximum clock speed has been reduced to about 1.2GHz when all cores are used, and to 1.3GHz when only one of them is running. The GPU frequency has also been brought down to 416MHz. Yet still, despite the tweaking that has been done, those benchmark results look quite satisfactory. The tablet excels when it comes to JavaScript processing in Chrome and handles OpenGL rendering relatively well. 

Of course, other tablets are well capable of achieving better results, but don't forget that the Google Nexus 7 starts at $199. That said, you get a lot of bang for the buck.

source: AnandTech

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posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:47 8

1. Santi_Santi (unregistered)

Yeah! ASUS rules! now i know why google gave em the sword and shield...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 19:10

14. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 841; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Asus deserves huge props for this, as much as nVidia does.

nVidia was serious when they mentioned in 2005 that a big chunk of gaming would happen on mobile devices. Glad to see it's nVidia doing this first, but I expect AMD to be catching up eventually.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:08 1

2. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Pretty powerful

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:34 1

3. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Not bad for $200 tab...just wondering why they didn't go for t33 cpu!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:48 1

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

the Tegra III in the 7 is apart of Nvidia's Kai Platform to reduce the cost in manufacturing. the concessions are more than acceptable in this case so i tip my hat to Nvidia today.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 09:42 1

4. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

I wish it supported SD card's the Space is too less for me ...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 10:05

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

If I am google I will make sure I comes with only 1gb of internal storage and a micro sd card do customers can choose how much storage they want

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 10:05

6. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Top specs for basement price,8 or 16gb memory aside you can't go wrong

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 10:07 3

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Things to do after getting nexus7
Over clock
Enable tablet ui on it cause phone ui on a tablet looks weird
Enjoy :)
Then wait for nexus10

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:43

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

You are 100% right about "Root".

I have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus right now, thanks to "Root"!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:29

8. HTCFreak (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)

Haha, "Oh no! Why did google choose ASUS? :o"
This is why! :D

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:52

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

i was actually just paying attention to how well the Xyboard still stacks up. i can't wait for my Xyboard 8.2 to get JB. it's going to be a dream.

anyway the 7 still uses a Tegra III with GeForce Graphics. i never expected it to even topple an SGX543(MP2) but this does give us a little more insight as to how much Project Butter and Vsync are affecting performance other than seeing that real life performance demo @ 300fps. i imagined that the Browser would be the area to see the most improvement by these changes.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 17:56

13. ph00ny (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Are we looking at the same charts? It just can't get over the hardware performance ceiling and beat SGX543MP2

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 19:47

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

xD look at the GLBenchmark scores (benchmarks 3-6)
in terms of raw GPU Power the only thing that even beats the MP2 is the ARM Mali-400 @ 400MHz that's in the SIII. NOTHING even touches the MP4.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 17:34

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Getting one the day it goes on sale. :)

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 02:45

16. tverma83 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)

had a basic question..nexus 7 doesn't offer any expandable memory..what cost does it require to offer such functionality..i mean would be gr8 to have an expandable slot inbuilt n the customer can plug in d memory card..am sure it must have a cost angle behind the tradeoff so wanted to understand what is it?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 13:33

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

being that it has Android 4.1 it'll support USB host so with the proper adapters you can use a USB Flash Drive or even an External Hard Drive with it.

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