The first processor created and worked by Nvidia was introduced to the market a long time ago, and since that time, an incredible amount of processors have been presented to the public, each with a new and better feature each time. Now, Nvidia decided to get the Tegra K1, the new processor that aims to beat others in the market, but will it really be able to do so? Today we bring you a new comparison, where we are going to talk about the Tegra K1 vs Exynos 8895 vs Exynos 9810.
The architecture of the Tegra K1 continues to maintain the foundations of the previous two, and we will have a base of 4 + 1 cores, of which this last unit is that Companion Core that will be the one that will start up in tasks of low performance. In all cases we are talking about ARM Cortex A15 cores capable of working at a frequency of between 1.9 and 2.3 GHz, depending on the number of them at rest. As a reference, these A15 are the same generic ARM cores that manufacturers such as Samsung (Exynos 5) or Allwinner (A80) use in their respective SoC.
On the other hand, in the Exynos 8895 we are facing an eight-core CPU divided into two clusters of four: one with the new generation of cores designed by Samsung and a second cluster with four ARM Cortex A53 cores. Samsung also notes that this processor integrates a heterogeneous system architecture that allows faster computing and greater adaptability that can be used in a wide range of applications such as artificial intelligence and deep learning.
Having said that, the Exynos 9810 has eight cores, of which four of them will be to increase energy efficiency, and the other four cores, focused on performance, that would have a clock speed of 2.9 GHz. This core architecture improves the processor system, and according to Samsung, each core doubles the performance of a core last year.
In relation to the GPU, the Tegra K1 GPU is its own invention, we could not expect anything else being Nvidia one of the great companies in the history of graphics chips. Unlike previous versions of Tegra, in K1 we will find a GPU based on the design of the same desktop GPUs. Specifically it is one of the so-called ‘Kepler’, used in the GeForce 600, 700 Series and in some of the 800 Desktop Series and with the same basic and design fundamentals as these. For theoretical purposes, it is a desktop GPU embedded in a SoC body, although quite limited in features due to space and, above all, energy requirements.
On the other hand, the Exynos 8895 processor offers an unprecedented multimedia experience with its powerful Mali-G71 GPU capable of playing content recorded in 4K and 120 fps in addition to allowing virtual reality also in 4K, something that can certainly be taken advantage of by the new generation of Samsung Gear VR.
Having said that, Samsung has been providing its high-end chips with the latest ARM graphics designs for some time. In the case of Exynos 9810, we have a Mali G72 that arrives with 18 rendering cores. A graphic that is built on the second generation Bifrost ARM technology, thus achieving greater performance while reducing its consumption.
In relation to connectivity, the Tegra K1 has 192 CUDA cores (the same as GeForce 630 GT or GeForce 710 GT), which is its main virtue. It also has support for OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL 4.0 and DirectX 11, all with a promised consumption of less than 2 watts (GPU only). On the other hand, the Exynos 8895 will include LTE Cat 16 and LTE Cat 13, in addition to being able to support UFS 2.1 internal memories, for two 4K screens simultaneously and for LTE with category 12.
Having said that, the Exynos 9810 will include LTE Cat 18, which will allow us to reach download speeds never seen on another Smartphone, such as 200 Mbps of upload or 1.2 Gbps of download. It will have a new codec that will allow us to improve the camera significantly, focusing on image stabilization, focus and other aspects.
In relation to artificial intelligence, the Exynos 8895 has an individual processing unit aimed at enhanced security solutions required for mobile payments that use iris recognition or fingerprint recognition, as well as an integrated vision processing unit (VPU) It can recognize and analyze elements and / or movements to improve video stabilization.
Having said that, the new processor of Exynos, the Exynos 9810, is not going to be left behind in the artificial intelligence section, since it comes with a learning chip thanks to some neural networks that would significantly improve the user experience, something similar to what we see in the Huawei Mate 10 NPU.
After talking about all the features that these two processors have, it was time to reach a conclusion, and decide which the best processor is. Seeing the way they work, you can see that the processor created and launched by NVidia, the Tegra K1, works in an incredible way, based on the mechanisms and technologies that are inside of it. That being said, the processor made by Samsung, the Exynos 9810, also works great, so you could say that these two are the best processors in this competition.