After a new NVIDIA Tegra Note reference design was showcased back in January, the slate makes an appearance in the AnTuTu database this week.
At CES 2014 NVIDIA pulled the veil off its next-gen Tegra K1 processor, which is a 192-core super chip bundled with NVIDIA Kepler architecture.
Some of you might know that Kepler architecture is behind one of the fastest graphics processing units (GPUS) on the market today, the NVDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
So basically with the Tegra K1 processor, this performance can be ported to mobile devices, too.
Back in Las Vegas, NVIDIA showed a Tegra Note reference design equipped with the new processor and combined with 4GB of RAM. But now the device (codenamed P1761) has been spotted online, specifically in the AnTuTu benchmark database, indicating the prototype might be soon headed towards manufacturing.
The new tablet comes with a resolution that has been upgraded to full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels), compared with the previous model which only had 1280 x 800 pixels.
The only caveat is that the AnTuTu benchmark doesn't specify if the slate is necessarily a 7-incher or not, so we can only assume it is.
The P1761 is shown to run a 4-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor (based on ARM Cortex A-15 architecture) clocked up to 2.3GHz combined with 2GB of RAM and backed up by 16GB of internal storage. Things have been upped in the OS department as well and now the Tegra Note runs Android 4.2.2 KitKat out of the box.
So far, the highest clock we have seen in a Cortex A-15 comes from the Exynos 5420 processor with 1.9GHz.
Lastly, we should note the tablet scored 38,323 points in the AnTuTu benchmark, while Tegra K1 has managed to reach 41,000 points in full clock mode, which isn't necessarily what we’re going to see on a tablet.
The upcoming tablet will probably come equipped with the same DirectSylus technology, putting it in completion with slates like the ASUS VivoTab Note 8. But you won’t be picking up this tablet just because you want a capable stylus to go with your slate.