NVIDIA’s 64-Bit Tegra K1 Mobile Chipset Gets Benchmarked

Tegra K1 Benchmarks

The Tegra K1 mobile SoC was shown off at the CES 2014 event by NVIDIA, calling it one of the most advanced mobile chipsets. This has now made its way to AnTuTu for some benchmarking action, which reveals stellar performance.

With a score of 43,617 for the 3.0 GHz 64-bit dual core variant, this has surpassed even the likes of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 which is considered the next best thing in mobile computing.

Of course, these scores are not indicative of overall CPU performance as there are several other tests to be taken into account. The 64-bit K1 reportedly didn’t do that well in some tests, but that was expected since it is a dual core unit being tested here. RAM performance was claimed to be one of the highlights of this chip, which should make it a delight for multitasking.

Interestingly, the model shown off here is clocked at 3.0 GHz while during the announcement back in January, NVIDIA showed off a 2.5 GHz version. So it’s possible that the manufacturer is testing the chipset with a slightly higher clock speed.

We recently discovered a Tegra K1 powered device on the same benchmarks database, so devices running this chipset might land in the markets soon. But given the manufacturers’ hesitance to adopt an NVIDIA SoC over the past two years, it will be interesting to see the chip maker’s approach this time around.