The NVIDA Tegra 2 dual-core chip will find its way into many upcoming Android phones and tablets later this year, and for good reason. The Tegra2 offers a true dual-core processor, giving any device with the Tegra 2 system-on-chip CPU running under the hood the kind of experience that is probably best described as “blazing fast”. As you can see from a recent benchmark using Quadrant, the NVIDIA Tegra 2 will give even the mightiest of currently available high-end Android smartphones reason to worry.
We know Quadrant is not the most reliable benchmarking application out there, but it’s still many people’s go-to Android benchmarking app, and for the most part, it performs well. Sure, there are Quadrant scores out there hitting almost 3000 with by using a tweaked kernel or other optimizations to trick Quadrant into giving a higher score, but for unaltered handsets, the benchmark tool still gives us a good indicator or raw processing power. The benchmark above has been untouched, and shows the true power of the Tegra 2 platform and its dual-core processor.
Here’s what the person who gave the AC100 the benchmark had to say:
SunSpider result of 9300 and Pi being calculated in 2081ms which is 3x faster than the average score on the BenchmarkPi application. It can handle a 1080p H.264 file at 13mbps and plays Raging Thunder 2 on the 1024×600 screen like a demon! For a smart platform, Tegra2 is taking it to the next level.
The Tegra 2 will indeed be taking Android to the next level, or any platform with the CPU running on it. LG is dedicated to throwing the Tegra2 into their upcoming smartphones, and a slew of tablets should ship with it as well. So now the question is if you’re willing to wait until possibly the end of the year before you have a decent selection of Tegra 2-based devices to choose from.