Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Quad Core Tablet Review

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Performance: Graphics and System Level

An3DBench XL is a benchmarking tool based on an Android port of the jPCT 3D engine.

Graphics Testing
3D Graphics Testing

The app runs 7 tests in total that look at graphics processor fill rate and complex rendering workloads and scenes. We've got numbers from three of the tests in the graph below. 

The Emporor's New Clothes tests is limited by V-Sync, hence the similar performance across all devices. The Flower Power test, however, proves to be one of the Galaxy Note 10.1's strengths, as it bests all other tablets by wide margin. In the Magic Island test though, the Note 10.1 trails the others.

AnTuTu Android Benchmark
Subsystem level performance measurements

The Android-based AnTuTu benchmark does a nice job of measuring individual subsystem level performance for our tablet competitors here, with models for CPU, GPU, RAM and IO (or storage subsystem) performance.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 leads the pack in three of the four tests here--GPU, RAM, and IO.  In the CPU test, the Galaxy Note 10.1's Exynos Quad SoC trails the Tegra 3 ever so slightly when the Tegra is running in Balanced performance mode, but with the Tegra 3 configured for high performance, it pulls well ahead.

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