A new report from The Linley Group claims that the NVIDIA Tegra 4 is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. However, there is one problem: Neither chip has been built yet and findings are based on what NVIDIA provided at MWC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro was increased to 2.3GHz and a 10 percent performance increase was added thanks to the Krait 400 core. On the basis of that data, it was determined NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 will be faster.
Phone Arena decided to take a crack at figuring out which processor is indeed faster based on “a more mathematical based estimate”.
“Qualcomm’s new top-line 800 should actually beat out the Tegra 4. Consider that the latter scored scored 16,436 in the general-purpose Quadrant v2 benchmark. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 scored 12,417. Taking that score and adjusting it from the 1.7GHz clock speed of the ‘600’ and computing it for the 2.3GHz ‘800’ results in a score of 16,799 without factoring in any improvement to the Krait 400 core.”
Until both processors and more details are released, it’s a guessing game as to which will be the fastest. While the Tegra 4 offers speed at high power consumption, Qualcomm offers more power efficiency.