Report: NVIDIA Tegra 4 Faster Than Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor

Report: NVIDIA Tegra 4 Faster Than Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor

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.

Via: Phone Arena
Source: Microprocessor Report (Subscription required)

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  • GraveUypo

    wait. you’re saying tegra’s faster, but you quoted something that says otherwise.
    what’s up?

    • http://www.mikestenger.com/ Mike Stenger

      The report, not I, says NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 is faster. Easy to say one or the other is faster which is why I included what Phone Arena had to say to make a more balanced story. Fact is, no one truly knows right now :-)

      • Toss3

        My guess is that they’ll be pretty similar in performance, with the Exynos Octa tight on their heels.

    • stevenshearing

      just looking at the information we know on snapdragon 600 and terga 4 shows that when the math is done that terga 4 will be just under 25% faster then the snapdragon800, a small overclock on terga 4 and it will be far faster then snapdragon 800 and blow it out the pond

  • http://www.facebook.com/victorlevainqueur Victor Lim

    To me and many others who have experienced the pain of owning a Tegra2 phone before, at least to me, I wont look at another tegra phone ever again, I didnt even bother to check out tegra3… I am avoiding tegra 4 all together even if it is faster than snapdragon.

    • alexxx

      NVIDIA is the shit! Every special effect in movies, animation, insane video game graphics – is there thanks to NVIDIA. They are the inventors of the graphics chip, and are taking over the world in supercomputing, destroying intel and the rest, Tegra 3kicked everyones ass, Tegra 4 leaves everyone in the dust, and upcomingming Tegra 5 looks like its 10 years ahead of competition, it is capable of full direct x 11 graphics, fking insane. HTC and NVIDIA are the most exciting things that have happened to the mobile computing – and I admire their passion-first, money later approach. They are artists at what they do. NVIDIA had entered mobile ARM race with zero experience, yet they’ve been a single major driver in the competition heat-up, forcing others to push out amazing tech so quickly. NVIDIA has had the first dual core mobile chip-everyone followed. Tegra 3 first quad, everyone jumped on the vagon. Tegra 2 you had was a baby, and I thank you for supporting NVIDIA at that crucial time even tho it was a pain for you-your investment has paid off-they are going space-age on everyone’s ass right now!