Originally Posted by maarten12100
Yeah I was browsing it earlier this day, great there are some design wins too bad they are pretty much all low battery cap, non SSD and low res screen. Still for a 250 to 400 euro price tag maybe ~500 for the high end Kaveri models they are an exceptional good deal.
Those K1 numbers look exceptional it completely stomps Qualcomm's SoC
K1 edges out Mullins in GPU performance by 5% but is slower on CPU performance. K1 TDP is still not confirmed but I am guessing it is 5w. So I don't think its exceptional. K1 leads Snapdragon 801 by 25% on GPU performance. On CPU perf a Krait at 2.5 Ghz in the S805 will be on par or slightly behind a A15 at 2.2 Ghz on the K1.
3DMark Icestorm Unlimited
Tegra K1 - 25737
Mullins - 24775
Snapdragon 801- 19962
btw Qualcomm already announced the Snapdragon 805 . It has a completely new DX11 class GPU - Adreno 430. There is a 40% expected increase in shader bound benchmarks. Given that 805 is already shipping and will soon be available in devices, the fair comparison is Tegra K1 vs Mullins vs S805. In that case K1 doesn't look extraordinary. Mullins is already competitive against K1. S805 should match or beat K1.
"We’re expecting to see devices based on the Snapdragon 805 to be shipping in the first half of 2014, so Snapdragon 800 will still enjoy some time at the top of the charts.
The Snapdragon 805 features Qualcomm’s Adreno 420, designed 100% in house at Qualcomm. Adreno 420 brings about a D3D11-class feature set to Qualcomm’s mobile graphics, adding support for hull, domain and geometry shaders. Adreno 420 also includes dedicated tessellation hardware. Full profile OpenCL 1.2 is now supported. Texture performance improves by over 2x per pipe, and also gains ASTC support.
Adreno 420 is more efficient at moving data around internally. The GPU has a new dedicated connection to the memory controller, whereas in previous designs the GPU shared a bus with the video decoder and ISP.
Qualcomm insists on occluding things like shader unit counts, so all we have to report today are a 40% increase in shader bound benchmarks (implying a 40% increase in shader hardware and/or more efficient hardware). "
Meanwhile to give you an idea on how good Mullins is look at WebPXRT
WebXPRT runs on a wide variety of devices and operating systems—from iPad tablets to Android phones to Windows computers. WebXPRT is available to the public and runs right from your browser."
A10 Micro 6700T (Mullins) - 743
Tegra K1 - 433
S801 - 386
Given S805 is a highly integrated mobile chip with LTE baseband its the superior SOC. K1 is a tough sell against S805. K1 will do better than Mullins in terms of design wins given that it runs on an ARM A15 chip and Android while Mullins runs on x86 and Windows. Android is dominant in tablets/phones.
Next year will be an interesting contest as we will have 20nm SOCs from Qualcomm, AMD, Nvidia . AMD will have ARM A57 SOCs running Android and Next gen x86 Puma+ SOCs running Windows.Edited by raghu78 - 5/17/14 at 4:25am