Members of the Phoronix/OpenBenchmarking community have posted initial results, and it looks like NVIDIA’s new chip has raw processing power that’s comparable to Intel’s Celeron J1900 Bay Trail processor.
The Celeron J1900 is a quad-core, 64-bit, x86 chip with a TDP of 10W. It’s aimed at low-power desktop computers.
NVIDIA’s processor, by comparison, is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip aimed at mobile and embedded devices such as tablets and in-vehicle systems. What makes it special is the 192-core graphics component which is based on the same Kepler architecture as NVIDIA’s notebook chips.
The Phoronix test results primarily look at CPU speed while running Linux distros such as Linux Mint, Arch Linux, and Ubuntu. It’ll be interesting to see how the Tegra K1 fares against the competition when running Android or Linux 3D and HD video tasks that take advantage of its graphics technology.
Update: Michael Larabel at Phoronix has shared more benchmarks, comparing the Tegra K1’s CPU performance against other ARM and low-power x86 chips.