ARM-A9 SOC showdown, Tegra 3 versus ODROID-X

Subject: Mobile | August 21, 2012 - 04:00 PM |
Tagged: tegra 3, Samsung, nvidia, Exynos 4412, cortex-a9, arm

The participants in this System on a Chip showdown both bear long names, on one side is NVIDIA's Tegra 3 ARM SoC and on the other the ODROID-X Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9.  NVIDIA's offering is well known by now but the ODROID-X is a relative newcomer to the market, offering their product for about $130.  After setting up Linux on these systems Phoronix got to benchmarking and the results will surprise NVIDIA fans as the ARM based system actually came out on top on quite a few of the tests.

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"While not as popular as NVIDIA's Tegra 3 ARM SoC, the Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 found on cheaply priced ODROID-X can actually outperform the quad-core NVIDIA ARM processor. Here are benchmarks of the $129 USD ODROID-X benchmarked against the NVIDIA Tegra 3 reference tablet and a PandaBoard ES running the Texas Instruments OMAP4460."

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Source: Phoronix

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August 21, 2012 | 07:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would like to see this board with gigabit ethernet and usb 3.0 ports, And someone on the Phoronics blog commented that the USB could use more testing with some large file transfers! Yes testing USB ports with large file transfers should be done for all reviews. USB benchmarking is also lacking in most new laptop reviews, other than stating the maxium bandwidth that USB theoretically supports, I have yet to see a laptop put through a thorough shakedown on any hardware website! Most laptop reviews seem to be thinly disguised adds!!!

August 22, 2012 | 05:19 AM - Posted by Duscrom (not verified)

Sooo, basically it's a benchmark of the HTC One X vs. Galazy S 3

August 22, 2012 | 07:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The link for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Toshiba AT300 review points to a router review...

Correct link:

August 22, 2012 | 12:03 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Thanks, that's fixed now.

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