Nvidia Tegra X1 was expected to outperform the competition, but based on Antutu results provided by Mydrivers, the performance leap might be greater than expected, as Nvidia Tegra X1 reference tablet gets 74,997 points in Antutu 5.6.1.
As usual caution is warranted with Antutu results, as the benchmark is easily cheated, which explains why Allwinner A80T devices can get over 140,000 points. But let’s assume Tegra X1 result is representative and compare it to its predecessor the Tegra K1. Surprisingly I struggled to find a detailed Antutu 5.x score for the Nexus 9, and I had to get the scores from that video with Antutu 5.2.0.
(Tegra K1 64-bit)
* Resolution for Nexus 9: 2048×1536; resolutions for X1 reference platform: 3840×2160.
After completing this table, I’ve just noticed some other people got 34,000 points on the Nexus 9, still with Antutu 5.2.0. Let’s us just hope Antutu gets obsoleted very soon. Having said that the results don’t see so unrealistic with 30% improvement over Tegra K1 64-bit. Multicore tests provide a much higher score thanks to the eight ARMv8 cores in X1 vs the two ARMv8 cores in K1. CPU clock is unknown for X1since Antutu stopped reporting it. RAM “operations” are three times faster on X1 too, whatever that means, which the speed is about 20% faster. 3D graphics should be much better on X1 thanks to its 256-core Maxwell GPU, but the difference is not that great, because of the higher resolution used for X1 hardware, so the total score would certainly be higher if X1 was connected to a 2048×1536 display.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.