Google Nexus 7 gets the benchmark treatment

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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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. Santi_Santi unregistered

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

14. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 974; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

2. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Pretty powerful

3. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

4. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

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

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You are 100% right about "Root". I have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus right now, thanks to "Root"!

8. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

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

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

13. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Getting one the day it goes on sale. :)

16. tverma83

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

had a basic 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 sure it must have a cost angle behind the tradeoff so wanted to understand what is it?

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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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