Asus’ Transformer Prime benchmarked?

antutu tegra3 Asus Transformer Prime benchmarked?

We've already seen a glimpse of the internals of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and now it seems like benchmark numbers have leaked, in a very peculiar way. An Android benchmark called AnTuTu Benchmark got updated to version 2.4.2 and the company behind the benchmark has included numbers for the Transformer Prime for comparative purposes, despite the fact that the new tablet hasn't even launched yet.

We've already seen a glimpse of the internals of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and now it seems like benchmark numbers have leaked, in a very peculiar way. An Android benchmark called AnTuTu Benchmark got updated to version 2.4.2 and the company behind the benchmark has included numbers for the Transformer Prime for comparative purposes, despite the fact that the new tablet hasn't even launched yet.

According to the version history on the Android market, AnTuTu got support for quad core processors in version 2.4 and at some point after that the company got its hands on a Transformer Prime. According to the benchmark comparison graph, the Tegra 3 chip inside the Transformer Prime is clocked at 1.4GHz, a smidgen slower than the up to 1.5GHz speed that been thrown around earlier.

antutu tegra3 Asus Transformer Prime benchmarked?

So how does the Transformer Prime perform, well, at least in this specific benchmark, it's blowing the competition away. We're a little bit suspicious about the numbers though, as the memory performance appears to be way too high considering that Tegra 3 has a single 32-bit LPDDDR2 memory interface and even Nvidia has stated that Tegra 3 will only have close to double the memory bandwidth. Interestingly, the graphics performance doesn't seem to be all that mind blowing, as both the 2D and 3D chunks in the graph, are no bigger than those of other high-end Android smartphones.

We should find out soon enough if these numbers prove to be the real deal or not, but if it's proven to be true, then Nvidia could have a real winner on its hands with Tegra 3 and for the same intents and purpose, Asus with its Transformer Prime. That said, we're not sure if Android can take advantage of all this performance that's on offer, but hopefully Android 4.0 will be able to make better use of the additional cores that are on offer here.

Source: tech2, AnTuTu

 

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