NVIDIA has thrown down the gauntlet to Apple within the cell chip energy stakes. Whereas the A8X chip used within the iPad Air 2 has thus far blown away the competitors, NVIDIA has proven off benchmarks indicating that its new cell superchip, the Tegra X1, leaves it standing.
The benchmark knowledge shared with SlashGear have been heavier on graphics than arduous knowledge, however seem to point out that the chip considerably outperforms the A8X, with NVIDIA saying that it’ll provide “silky-smooth 60fps 4K video.” The one quantity the corporate did share is that when throttled again to match the GPU efficiency of the Apple chip, energy effectivity was 1.7 instances higher.
It must be famous that NVIDIA is evaluating precise A8X efficiency within the iPad Air 2 with its personal chip bolted to a heatsink with the intention to simulate a pill atmosphere, however the energy consumption of the Apple chip was measured by taking the iPad aside and isolating the GPU.
Apple may also proceed to carry the cell superchip crown for a while but: the X1 is thus far solely within the producer testing phases, and NVIDIA has thus far mentioned solely that it’s more likely to seem in merchandise someday this yr.
It has been reported that manufacturing of the A9 chip destined for subsequent yr’s iPhones is already underway, with strategies that Samsung might get 100% of the orders due to its 14-nanometer process.
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