The Tegra K1 shows up at benchmarks, wipes the floor with Snapdragon 801
As Xiaomi revealed the first tablet to use NVIDIA's powerful K1 mobile SoC, new benchmarks of the chip running on a device with 4GB of RAM (possibly a NVIDIA Shield 2 prototype) surfaced, showing what the beast is capable of in a fight. The Tegra K1 will be available in both 32 and 64 bit forms, and what we're seeing in these benchmarks is, quite possibly, the 64-bit one due to the ample amount of RAM on-board. Anyway, results show that the K1 is the new king in town, besting the last-generation Tegra 4 and the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor in all regards.
At the announcement, NVIDIA hyped the chip's CUDA technology for parallel computing, even saying that it outperforms the previous generation Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles with far less power consumption. Hopefully, NVIDIA has nailed the K1's cooling and power optimization this time and the chip will enjoy more popularity in devices compared to the Tegra 4, which is very rarely seen outside of the NVIDIA Shield console.