NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC scores 74,977 on AnTuTu

At CES last month in Las Vegas, chip maker NVIDIA introduced its new Tegra X1 chipset which offers up an octa-core CPU based on the big.LITTLE architecture, and a GPU with a whopping 256 cores. Performance is said to double that of last year's NVIDIA Tegra K1. A device powered by the Tegra X1 has been benchmarked on AnTuTu where it set a record with a score of 74,977.

With a 3D score of 21,000, the Tegra X1 nearly doubles the score tallied by the 64-bit Denver version of the K1 and the "regular" version of the SoC. Those two scored 10,994 and 10,339 on the 3D graphics portion of the test, respectively. The Adreno 330 GPU on the HTC One (M8) tallied 14,613 for the 3D test on a recent AnTuTu benchmark visit.

To put the score of nearly 75,000 in perspective, the current top name on the AnTuTu leader board is the Meizu MX4 with a score of 47,765. The handset employs the big.LITTLE octa-core goodness of the MediaTek MT-6595 CPU. The graphics processor is the PowerVR G6200MP4.

The NVIDIA Tegra K1 didn't find its way into too many commercial devices last year, although the 64-bit Denver variant did manage to make its way inside the Nexus 9. Will the Tegra X1 fare the same, or will NVIDIA get to spread its silicon over more mobile devices in 2015?

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1. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's the score of the big huge clunky reference platform. The actual device will score lower due to it's modest thermals. And Antutu is the most useless benchmark ever. I'm more interested in GeekBench, GFXBench, Vellamo, Gamebench and real life throttling of the chip. Anyway, this is the king tablet chip till the A9x, and probably after that too if the A9x s**ks.

3. Kumar123 unregistered

Says no one ever. Don't cry just because your beloved Exynos processor which is build on "Superior" 14nm can't beat a processor build on 20nm. Better luck next time.

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

but tegra x1 isn't made for phones .. it is only made for tablets,laptops and cars :(

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And it's in a dev tablet brick and we only got to look at the 810 dev setup to see how that turns out when it comes to a thin tablet or phone, not good, this is where the 14nm comes in, I.e. Good Intel pc type benchmarks on thin phones and a win for samsung

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5807; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep We should expect the X1 to outperform phone chips Like we expect the A9X to outperform the A9 Nvidia need to make a X1M for phones Just cut the X1 GPU by half Like how the A8 has half the GPU of the A8X

33. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

It is made for phones with 3500+mah batteries.

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I can get 2,00,000 in a Intel Xeon processor, but that's not of much use.. is it??

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ And exactly the reason why the X1 won't be available in any phone.

11. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Clueless, since you're comparing 2 completely different (TDP, footprint) types of processors. No one with a bit of sense would cry over the outcome of such comparisons if they favored the one requiring twice the battery size and even more body space.

14. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

A: Its not made for smartphones , it draws at least double the amount of power. B:We saw similar thing last year when they announced almighty Tegra 4 and same thing with K1 = Superb scores that came from reference platforms that are powered directly from the 100+ W cables , LOL.

21. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

That comment makes no sense. This processor is not meant for phones

23. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Lol... So stupid comment. You compare mobile and tablet SoC?

28. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Clock for clock the Exynos is faster... douchebag

36. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Go check your facts you nut.... X1 is designed for Tablets with over 4.5 TDP while Exynos processors are made for mobile phones with arround 2.5 TDP. You may need to cut the X1 into half or even smaller to fit inside a phone. Still the Exynos 7420 is impressive with its benchmark scores and TDP. If it's all about the numbers in Antutu, why don't you compare this with Intel Xeon....

19. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I would agree with you if it was stated that this is a reference platform but I don't see that qualifier. Nvidia is planning a reveal at this year's MWC. Could the device they will be unveiling be the monster that racked up this score? Gotta say I am loving the advances in the mobile chip industry lately, especially the raging competition between Apple's A*x, Samsungs Exynos 7 series, Qualcomm's 8 series, and Nvidia's Tegras. We should have some great choices to select from this year!

32. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

I would say that's more like a score from the reference platform "settled" in fridge for 2 hours.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Jesus... Lawd Jesus... Nividia Shield Tablet 2.... I'm gonna buy DAFUQ outta you!!!!

4. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Most of the time I find nVidia does not make it to commercial smartphone market !! This time, I'm keeping my hopes low !!

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's because after the fail of Tegra 2, 3 and 4; Nvidia stopped making smartphone processors. K1 and x1 are tablet SoC. These requests big batteries and good dissipation space and hence can't be used in phones. Hope you understood.

35. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Yeah, that's a fair point !! .. I believe, that as a fact !!

20. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's because - 1. Integrated modem - nvidia does not have integrated modem like qualcomm/samsung/mt soc has. Their tegra 4i had integrated modem but it was massive fail and icera (i500) modem is no match for qualcomm's latest modems. 2. Battery efficiency - tegra 3 was last widely used nvidia soc...and it was built on 40nm...at the time qualcomm soc msm8960 and apq8064 were built on 28nm...so evidently had advantage in power consumption. 3. Lack of interest on Nvidia's part - nvidia is not even considering soc for mobile phone market...not because they can't but because of too much competition. So don't expect x1 or any future soc from nvidia in phone.

39. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

on 3: that's why it is better for them to focus on things they are good at like automobile. also they did not have boat load of cash to pull contra revenue move like intel. from now on we might see one or two tablet including from nvidia and that's it.

9. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

What's the use anyway? It's not going to be implemented so widely.

17. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well, at least someone will use it (HTC in Nexus 9).

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Very impressive. However, they just woke up a sleeping giant. Waiting for results on the A9 and A9X to form an overall conclusion. A8X = 63000, while X1 = 75000. Now I understand that a fair comparison would be core for core. But for Apple to hit the numbers on the A8X with 3 cores is impressive. Big.Little core is effective, but the architecture reminds me of a similar to AMD. Rather Apple is building CPU architecture similar to Intel. Although we are talking ARM vs. x86.

16. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Denver core is comparable to (or better than) enhanced cyclone core in A8x. Problem with Denver core is...it's not native armv8 implementation...that's why it's ARM performance is not very good/efficient.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5807; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This is very true A57 cores (810/7420/X1) are 3-wide Cyclone cores (A7/A8/A8X) are 6-wide Denver cores are 7-wide But the for ARM code they are only 2-wide

15. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hope to see this in nexus 9 (2015).

22. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Wondering if it would be possible to use a underclocked version on smartphones. Also I'd like to see nvidia use Samsungs 14 nm finfet

40. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

technically that's possible but nvidia did not have integrated baseband/modem on their chip which is very important to phone OEM. and it is clear they have no interest to integrate modem into their chip when they come up with K1

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