Originally Posted by Moltar
Where and how is that true. Show me this tablet running a PS2 emulator with decent frames.
Emulation != native execution.
I remember a time when a SNES emulator had performance issues. That was an 800MHz cpu with 64mb ram having trouble running a 3.58MHz system with 128kb of ram. Even today you need a 2GHz+ dual core and a decent video card just to emulate the 162MHz Gamecube.
The ARM Mali-400 is around 1/4 the power of the PS3's RSX and its only running at around half the speed, but its scalable up to 4 cores, so performance should be pretty close.
But the Mali has a huge advantage in that it boasts a unified shader architecture while the RSX is still using a fixed function pipeline.
A dual core A9 is probably fairly close in performance to the single core PowerPC core on the PS3, and the Mali's programmable shaders should easily outwork the SPEs on the Cell.
This tablet is just a single core version, but its not that far from the truth.