NVIDIA Tegra 4 beats Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 in benchmark tests

NVIDIA Tegra 4 beats Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 in benchmark tests
Last month, we told you how the A6X in the fourth-generation Apple iPad beat the NVIDIA Tegra 4 using the GLBenchmark test. Now, the chip has been benchmarked against some other silicon powerhouses with the result that the Tegra 4 beat them all. Interestingly, the A6X was not one of the chips that the Tegra 4 went up against in the latest testing.

The NVIDIA Tegra 4 was placed in a few tablets downloaded with popular benchmark tests and a web browser. With that in mind the Tegra 4 on both AnTuTu and Browsermark outscored the HTC One which is powered with a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. This is the same silicon expected to drive the LG Optimus G Pro. And while it is just speculation for now, a version of Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9GHz is supposed to be Samsung's choice to run its flagship Samsung Galaxy S IV after it was determined that the Samsung Exynos Octa was overheating the phone. On Geekbench and GLBench offscreen, the A6 processor used on the Apple iPhone 5 was also outscored by the Tegra 4.

Don't expect that the NVIDIA Tegra 4 will not have any competition. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 wasn't benchmarked and Qualcomm says it is faster than the NVIDIA chip. And we should not forget the Samsung Exynos Octa which might not make the final cut of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, but could be under the hood of the Samsung GALAXY Note III.

At MWC, NVIDIA also showed off how the Tegra 4 can save battery life by using its "companion core" to handle the light housekeeping like playingmusic and videos, while the four cores are saved for the heavy duty tasks. The company also displayed a reference design that it calls Pheonix for the Tegra 4i. The latter combines the Tegra 4 with a built in modem and is expected on a number of low cost smartphones later this year and early next year.

source: PCMag

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