Tegra 3 vs. Exynos 4 Quad, GPU Showdown

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In this article, I’m going to be doing a comparison between the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor on the Nexus 7 and the Exynos 4 Quad processor on the Galaxy Note 10.1. While I did a speed comparison test between these two devices, in the video below I compare the GPU’s specifically to see which one performs better. The Tegra 3 processor has a 12-core GPU while the Exynos 4 Quad has an overclocked version of the Mali-400 GPU we saw on the SGS2:

As you can see, the two GPU’s are pretty much neck and neck. Usually, I am able to clearly distinguish a winner when I do the Google Earth graphics test, but in this case they both seemed to perform equally. So which one is better? Well, if you look at the benchmarks, it would have you believe the Exynos 4 Quad with the Mali-4oo GPU is. But on the other hand, if you look at the “Tegra Optimized” games on Google Play, you’d come to the conclusion that the Tegra 3 was better. While it is largely a personal preference, I think having the Tegra optimized games gives the edge to the Tegra 3.

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David Rahimi is the editor-in-chief at PhoneBuff.com. Ever since he got his first smartphone, he has been obsessed with mobile technology and all that it has to offer. Other interests include business, investing, and neuroscience.

  • Tisoyboy2

    You’re right, it’s really a preference. If the user will do more gaming or more of everything else. I am a Tegra games fan but I own a Exynos. However, I look at this like comparing a PS3 exclusive such as Uncharted 3 to a multiplatform title.