Performance: CPU and Web Browsing
Test Methodology: In all of our test vehicles for the following benchmarks, we ran each tablet at its performance optimized settings where available, with the exception of the Transformer Pad Infinity and Transformer Prime which were tested at Balanced and Performance power profile settings. Performance mode on the Pad Infinity offers the full performance of its NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 processor, whereas Balanced mode compromises performance a bit to conserve power, capping the CPU at 1.6GHz max frequency. Beyond that, each tablet was also connected to a wall power source to ensure full performance. Here's a quick spec rundown for each tablet tested.
- Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 - 1.6 - 1.7GHz Quad-Core
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime - NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3 - 1.4GHz Quad-Core
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer - NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-Core
- Apple iPad 2 - Apple A5 Dual-Core
- Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet - NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-Core
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz Dual-Core
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus - 1.2GHz Samsung Exynos Dual Core
Unfortunately, the iOS version of Linpack is different enough that we couldn't compare iPad numbers in this test, and still get an apples-to-apples match-up (no pun intended). However, versus the other Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 slates here, as well as Samsung's Exynos dual-core processor, NVIDIA's Tegra 3 T33 puts out over 2X the performance of Tegra 2 and has a measure edge over the Prime's stock Tegra 3 setup.