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Asus Transformer Prime Gets Benchmarked, This is Impressive to Say the Least

Benchmarks on Android devices have become sort of silly these days – some take them as gospel to decide if this device is better than that device. We recommend that you take them as if they are just one small puzzle piece to the overall board, because a result in a benchmark app is not something to base the purchase of a phone on. With that said, we still like to see them for devices that just so happen to be running a brand new quad-core processor that has not previously been benched.

According to AnTuTu’s benchmarking app, someone showed up to the party with an Asus Transformer Prime and threw down. If you look at the screen shot above, you will see it clocked at 1.4GHz and putting out numbers that make every other device on the planet look like they were hangin’ with Prince in 1999. See the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy SII in there? The SGS2 formerly killed any other device in site with its Exynos chipset – that will apparently happen no more now that NVIDIA’s Kal-El quad-core processor is on the way.

Impressed?

Via:  Engadget

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERGFEP4UFWHHWDEHTUWLMSJHO4 Mike

    Im waiting for the hexacores to come out running Google Marshmellow.  Icecream Sandwhich<Jelly Bean < Kit Kat < Lemon Bar < Marshmellow

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/joe-carnesecchi/196600056 joe carnesecchi

    i dont see the OG droid on this list? ;-)

  • Anonymous

    zomg… it’s OVER NINE THOUSAND!!

    (sorry, had to… if it’s any consolation, I promise to hate myself in the morning.)

    • Pghawke

      Acordingto the scale it’s over 10 thousand. Have another look.

      • Anonymous

        My statement is valid.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like the big improvement is in CPU and RAM speeds only.  I assume that means it can crunch a lot of numbers very fast, but it’s not going to make any graphics intensive apps any more special looking than they are on a GSII or a GNex.  I’m not an expert by any means and I could be completely wrong.  And even so, this is a very cool development.

  • http://twitter.com/dcdevito Dominick C DeVito

    Yeah – how ’bout a benchmark on battery life?

  • http://twitter.com/dcdevito Dominick C DeVito

    Ummm, it’s got a quad core CPU, was there any doubt?

  • Nick

    The trifectum is coming:

    Dual Core Phones
    Quad Core Tablets
    Eight Core Desktop PCs

  • http://www.facebook.com/ScottDaMan Scott Buehler

    Battery life?

  • http://twitter.com/psykotikz chris grame

    I’m actually more impressed with those nexus numbers.

  • http://twitter.com/OptimusIM Olatunji

    Did I mention im getting this on Day 1.

  • http://twitter.com/OptimusIM Olatunji

    I love my Droid life fam I feel like we could all hang out and have a great time over some beers. The only problem is that kellex never answers my tweets. When it comes down to these contests. 

  • Interstellarmind

    maybe i’m misinterpreting the results, but it seems the 3d graphics result is no better than the SGII’s or eve nthe nexus s. will 3d graphics perform as good as those devices? or will the massive “cpu integer” help boster the performance?

    • Interstellarmind

      boLster*

    • Anonymous

      Note that Antutu is capped at 60fps. Any performance improvements simply won’t show. If you look at the 3D section, the Nexus S does as well as the Galaxy S2. We all know the S2 leaves the NS in the dust. Obviously the 3D graphics section is not a good indicator here because they have already been maxed out. 

  • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

    Can we benchmark it against Intel CPUs? That would be real fun. My guess it’s already smashing Atoms to atoms.

  • hatethanet

    I’m more interested in the results for the Galaxy Nexus. Pretty impressive from what I can see.

  • J Dub

    PPssshhhh! What’s the real world video-over-wifi battery life going to look like? What about all connections off watching local videos? Can it last a full flight from the U.S. to AUS?

  • jav

    I’d be more interested to see it compared against other Tablets, like the first generation ASUS Transformer

  • Anonymous

    Android we get it. Hardware is important to you. But all this overkill in specs means nothing if your software can’t take advantage of it. I’ll buy an Android tablet when I can run a full version of Adobe Dreamweaver or Indesign on it. 

    • Crash_davis

      or when you finish necro humping your steve jobs blow up doll…

      • Anonymous

        What are you kidding. I have and have had many Android devices. I respect all technology. I do not need to hate Apple because I like Android.
        Android OS is miles ahead of iOS for sure. But Android OS is still miles behind a full OS that you would find on a Windows 7 PC or OSX Lion computer. These Android tablets cannot do real work as of now and are just cool toys for streaming media, browsing the web, playing lame games, social media, etc

        • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

          I’m with you there. But it’s true for any tablet (save these abominations running Win 7). In order to make tablets more than a toys we need a real OS there. I think Android will get there eventually.

          • Anonymous

            Yea I hope they get there. The prices are kind of unfair atm for what they can do. Hopefully when Android reaches full OS status the tablets don’t cost avg $1500 like Macs do.

          • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

            You can buy now a pretty good Windows laptop for $500 which will run anything you like (except for serious games). So the price is not really an issue.

      • Anonymous

        P.S….I hope Steve Jobs haunts your house

  • Anonymous

    Assuming the “SD” refers to MicroSD Card I find it interesting there is a speed listed for the Galaxy Nexus when the device supposedly doesn’t have one! Maybe that is what the 16/32GB Refers to 16 without 32 with?

  • Anonymous

    Hell yes I am!

  • Mack

    For once, I like one of your “u_____bro” posts. 

    • Keith Sumner

      u like his “u _____ bro?” post, bro?

      • Mctypething

        LMAO!!

        • Guest

          you a dick bro?

          • Anonymous

            You anonymous bro? 

          • Guest

            you a dick too bro?

          • Anonymous

            Nothing more dickish than an anonymous dick bro.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Anonymous

            Must be…. probably why you like me so much.

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

  • Muddy B00ts

    He just said yes he is buying.

  • Mike Hawk

    the Asus Optimus Prime as the fastest? It all makes sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/forestave.kris Kris Polo

    Looks like 2GB of Ram confirmed, its double the other 1GB of Ram devices

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      You are correct, 2gb is twice as much as 1gb.

      • Crash_davis

        but is 1gb half as much as 2gb?

        • Mike Hawk

          no. I’m no math expert but I do believe 2 gb is double 1 gb and 1 gb is triple 2 gb

    • Keith Sumner

      2 is 1 doubled? Thanks for clarifying.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      While the graph shows its ability doubled it may not mean more, I think it is more likely 1.5 gig of DDR3. The speed of that is double the speed of 1 gig DDR2

  • Anonymous

    Quad core, here I come!

  • Anonymous

    Also I think what’s interesting is that the Nexus is on par with the SGS2 here and many thought the SGS2 would destroy the Nexus due to the Exynos vs the OMAP.

    • Anonymous

      From what I’ve read, these benchmarking programs are not really set to give an accurate score on ICS 4.0 yet. So while this could go either way, I’ll assume the number could go higher.

    • Arenaboi

      yes, but that is a SGS2 on Gingerbread which isn’t optimized for dual core CPU’s.  The Nexus is on ICS which is COMPLETELY optimized.  I am sure once the SGS2 gets ICS, it will once again reign supreme.  I still TOTALLY want a Nexus, but I would have still preferred an Exynos.  Oh well

  • http://twitter.com/James_C_L James C. L.

    This makes not having a reason to own a tablet even harder.

    Prime will be mine!

  • Guest

    you a dick bro?

  • http://twitter.com/LucasJohnson14 Lucas Johnson

    i expected a little more from a quad core especially one clocked higher at 1.4. it doesn’t even seem to be double the nexus’s numbers. still very impressive though.

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      I think Nvidia doesn’t want to double the battery use. Also, I’m not sure if software can take a full advantage of all cores.

  • EC8CH

    IT’S OVER 9000!

    • EC8CH

      HA!

      Now that I look more closely…

      It actually is over 9000!

      That should have been the Title of this Post:

      “Asus Transformer Prime Gets Benchmarked, IT’S OVER 9000!”

      • Anonymous

        Atutu Benchmark uses a different scale than other benchmark applications like quadrant….and yes they don’t mean anything. They don’t take all the factors into consideration to determine real world speed and performance accurately. 

        • EC8CH

          so what you’re saying is:

          “There’s no way that can be right”

          • Anonymous

            No it may be a correct reading on the Antutu scale but the Android OS while awesome still has it’s software limitations. Also apps, etc will only take advantage of hardware acceleration if they are written that way.

          • EC8CH

            oh… in that case, I give you OVER 9000 Facepalms

          • Anonymous

            Whatever lol. All I am saying is this device will be fast, but only as fast as the software allows it to be. 9000 is just an arbitrary number on an arbitrary scale.

          • EC8CH

            yeah whatever… you probably think the same thing about it’s power level.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Sutherland/100001013864508 Barry Sutherland

            Haha wow stelv, haters gonna hate i guess. You get a great quadrant score and you still complain. What should they do to show you how good the processor is if you dont like it? open every app that is written that way? Im tired of people saying every quadrant score from a phone is useless. Well, if your not impressed then get off the page. Android OS has multi core support and doesnt have a limitation with only 4 cores(or five if you want to get technical).  So saying that is kinda pointless unless you thought android didnt support 4 cores… (that was written in 3.0 honeycomb dude) look it up in the changelog. And yes, apps will take advantage of hardware acceleration if they are written that way which is good. I plan on using new apps to the full potential. I hope many devs implement it. 

          • Anonymous

            Idk what to say. Even with Android 4.0 the OS is nowhere’s near a full operating system like Windows 7 or OSX Lion. Not even close. Windows and Macs can do anything you want, even with a dual core.

            This tablet does look like the king of all tablets though, but nothing compared to a real laptop

          • Ndbaily

            man. give it a break already. nobody is comparing this to a laptop. quit complaining.

          • Anonymous

            The pricing of these tablets is what is comparing these to laptops

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Sutherland/100001013864508 Barry Sutherland

            The pricing of these tabs are horrible, I think they like it the same price as laptops. If you compare android to pc though, it is no contest. O.o Pc has been around a lot longer too. 

          • Anonymous

            -Android- supports multi core, the software based off android, not so much.

            Until these devs and software companies update their software to utilize even dual core, quad core means nothing.

            It’s like PC’s now, we still have very few programs that utilize more than 2 cores. I can think of maybe 2 games that utilize quad cores and one program.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Sutherland/100001013864508 Barry Sutherland

            What new info did you add here? lol, this is what was said. NO DUH, the app devs have to utilize multicores for their specific app… but it is untrue multiple cores are useless. Android can run just on one core while having its apps use other cores thus even if a dev doesnt utilize it then having multicore is still better. 

          • Anonymous

            My point was, you’re assuming that app devs and software companies are going to reprogram their software to utilize quad cores, when this hasn’t been the case in the past with computers.

            Computers have had quad cores for over 4 years now and I bet less than 5% of software utilizes quad cores.

            Do you honestly think that it’s going to be any different with hand held devices? 

            They should be focusing on reducing die sizes on dual cores, which reduces power usage and increases performance due to higher clocks.

      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Too get too excited there Sparky, you should see Zepfloyds post lol

      • EC8CH

        you’ve obviously never seen this meme:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik 

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          clearly he has not, as I thought of that the moment I saw the picture in the article

        • Anonymous

          EC8CH, Ok, maybe I am not following something here lol, You;re going to have to break it down like a shotgun to me. I haven’t been into Animae since I was stationed in Hawaii. lol The adult version :)

    • Interiorposterior

      Dude, are you serious? Over 9000? That joke was so funny… 7 years ago! You’re better off sticking to lame Chuck Norris jokes.

    • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braun

      +1 to the G-nex being the top phone on the list, and beating out the SGS2!  

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Impressed? Yes

    Buying? Yes

  • Anonymous

    THE FIRST RULE OF ANDROID BENCHMARKING IS….IGNORE ALL BENCHMARKING.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      I thought it was don’t talk about benchmarking?

      • http://twitter.com/psykotikz chris grame

        The second rule is DO NOT TALK ABOUT BENCHMARKING!

  • Anonymous

    Curious as to what the “My device” is? Perhaps a Bionic? I say that because alot of screen capped pics posted here lately are from the Bionic. 

    EDIT: Nevermind, my Bionic got consistent 4700’s. Not even close. Oh well. Waiting for the release of the RAZR. Mainly because we should see Bionic’s and D3’s running at 1.2Ghz from the RAZR system dump files.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Damn…just wait til phones come out with quad cores! I’m excited :)

  • http://plus.google.com/100780849097348485078/posts Stynkfysh

    Amazing. The puzzling thing is that the graphics performance is not that much better. Kai-El is supposed to be an enormous graphics bump. Where is it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

       It may have to do with a 60fps cap, which would cause the GPU to look average compared to other top of the line phones/tablets right now.  I’d bet it is considerably more powerful than anything on the mobile market right now.

      • http://plus.google.com/100780849097348485078/posts Stynkfysh

        I didn’t know why, thanks! I was poking a hole in the benchmark, not the processor. The real difference of the T3 may be even greater.

  • EC8CH

    Prime:

    I see your schwartz is as big as mine!
    …oh no wait a minute, I guess mine’s twice as long

    • Anonymous

      That’s what he said lmao!!!  Sorry, couldn’t help myself :P

  • Anonymous

    IF this is true + or – from this Benchmark program then the Asus is killin it.  Notice the Nexus Prime in there as well this is one bad device of a nexus if these numbers are accurate.

  • Anonymous

    REALLY looking forward to ordering that puppy!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjEKCwqe0f4 Fapple

    Just curious where does does the LAMEiOS device land on that list.. dont know why i asked or care lol because most of you know how i feel about fapple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjEKCwqe0f4

  • Anonymous

    No, I’m sure this is an awesome device. But showing benchmarks is like saying it’s good because it has a certain logo on the back. They are irrelevant.

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      Well, if something has an HTC logo on it, it usually isn’t that good.

      • Anonymous

        I can tell you are an informed consumer

      • Anonymous

        That’s how I feel about Samsung. Let’s face it. Every Android manufacturer has had some major blunder. HTC’s only blunder was the TB. Samsungs blunder is every Galaxy S1 phone.

  • Brian Wenger

    yessssss

  • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

    Most likely going to be getting one of these bad boys to replace my touchpad and cr-48. I think I’ll be waiting until after it gets the ICS update though.

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Yes, very impressive. Still nice to see the Galaxy Nexus at the top of the smartphone heap.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree, the G Nex is looking to be a real Beast with the power to back it up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      I remember the Nexus S was always above all other processors that were of the same speed, Gnex will be the same

  • Anonymous

    I will pre-order from Best Buy or whomever when it’s available.

  • Anonymous

    A benchmark program can be written to make any device look as if it is the best. It just depends on the architecture of the hardware. Benchmarks literally mean nothing.