NVIDIA Tegra K1 benchmarks are out, and they're heads and shoulders above the competition

The Nvidia K1 benchmarks on AnTuTu have come out and they're leaps and bounds ahead of everything else. Last month we reported on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 that was announced at CES 2014, and that the Tegra K1 SoC was believed to operate at  2.5Ghz. However there is now some confirmation that the 64-bit dual-core variation is running at a massive frequency of 3.0Ghz. The Tegra K1 GPU is based on the Kepler architecture found in the company's latest PC GeForce graphics cards with 192 cores.

The dual-core variation scored a giant 43617 on AnTuTu, and the quad-core variation scored a slightly higher 43851 points. For reference, the Snapdragon 805 scores 37780, the Snapdragon 801 scores 36469, and when looking towards Mediatek's MTK6592 eight-core SoC offering we see an even smaller AnTuTu score of 30,000 or so points depending on clock speed.

There is no detail on what device the SoCs were installed and benchmarked on, however from the AnTuTu results we know that it has a 1080p screen, 2GB RAM, and running Android 4.4.2.

The Tegra K1, initially demoed as "Project Logan", was promoted as being able to deliver graphics found in PC's and consoles to the smartphone world.

The quad-core 32-bit Tegra K1 is expected to start showing up in devices over the next few months, whereas the "Denver" dual-core 64-bit variation will start to show up in products sometime in the second half of the year. The future of graphics on smartphones and other embedded devices is certainly becoming more exciting each and every single week, especially now that 1440p phones are starting to pop-up. It would be great to get statistics on power consumption and energy efficiency as well, as the make-or-break for high(er) resolution displays is really a matter of whether or not it will put an unreasonable strain on battery life.

Source: MyDrivers | Images via MyDrivers, NVIDIA

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