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...
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1. Busyboy unregistered

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

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

54. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 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.

35. Iodine

Posts: 1474; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

47. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

2. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

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

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

26. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Bring it on now!

5. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

40. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

6. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 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.

14. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

18. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 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

27. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Tegra K1 is quadcore + 1 shadow core.

28. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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

7. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

This should have 100+ GB of storage

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

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

38. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

9. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 288; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

10. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

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

12. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 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

29. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

37. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

53. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

41. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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-reviewhttp://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)

48. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

52. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 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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