Tegra 3-packing Transformer Prime gets benchmarked out of the blue
The AnTuTu benchmark app has a “high score” list that shows your scores compared to other devices. In running such a benchmark, tech2 came across a benchmark of the upcoming Tegra 3 powered Asus Transformer Prime that someone has apparently used AnTuTu on. The benchmarks shows that the Prime is quite a bit ahead or some well known devices, and a lot of that has to do with the Tegra 3 chip. While graphics and read/write speeds are pretty close to the competition, the Prime is far ahead in terms of CPU and RAM. The Tegra 3 is a quad core 1.4Ghz beast of a chip that is going to be a game changer for the performance issue riddled Android tablet world, and the RAM benchmark might point to an increase in RAM as well.
What sort of impact the upgraded hardware will have on the operation of Honeycomb is yet to be seen, but even with some creative custom interfaces and bloatware it should be able to run at what we can consider perfect speeds for Android – which will be a refreshing change after a year of Honeycomb devices lagging behind the iPad 2 in terms of perceived power (i.e. it will hopefully fix such issues as laggy interfaces etc).[tech2]