Nexus 10 Benchmarks Show Tablet Struggling To Compete With Apple’s Graphics Performance


On paper, the Nexus 10 sounds like an absolute powerhouse of a tablet. The slate runs a new Cortex A15-based SoC featuring a Mali-T604 GPU, which should mean some fantastic capabilities, both when it comes to raw performance, as well as graphics-related tasks. How well do those specs translate into actual performance? The team at AnandTech managed to get their hands on a Nexus 10 to run some benchmark evaluations, and the results they’ve come up with are a bit of a mixed bag, with Apple’s hardware definitely giving the Nexus 10 a run for its money.

The Nexus 10 manages to take the top spot in a number of number-crunching benchmarks, including some very impressive performance in the Mozilla Kraken and Google Octane tests.

Things start to come apart a little when we look at graphics performance. While the Nexus 10 manages to put on an impressive show, trading places near the top of the Android pack with the Nexus 4 in many cases, the new Nexus hardware often fails to reach the performance seen by the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, running PowerVR GPUs. Granted, the Nexus 10 is running at a higher resolution than the iPad, but even when testing off-screen rendering at the same 1080p resolution, the Nexus 10 just can’t seem to measure-up in many cases.

We know, benchmark results don’t always reflect how devices will compare in day-to-day usage, but considering what these tests reveal, perhaps we should at least somewhat temper our expectations for the Nexus 10.

Source: AnandTech
Via: Droid Dog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!