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NVIDIA Tegra 3

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The NVIDIA Tegra 3 (T30) is a quad-core processor for tablets and smartphones that was introduced at the end of 2011. It features four fast clocked Cortex A9 cores and a fifth companion core clocked at 500 MHz to save power (4-Plus-1 architecture). The 5th core is manufactured with low power transistors and running on a seperate power plane.

The clock speed of the four cores can reach up to 1.6 GHz (depending on the version and core load). A single core can reach 100 MHz higher clock speeds (up to 1.7 GHz currently).

There are a many different versions of the Tegra 3 SoC currently used in smartphones (AP) and tablets (T), e.g.:
T30SL / T30L 1.2 / 1.3 GHz, 416 MHz GPU, 1333 MHz DDR3: Asus Transformer Pad 300, Nexus 7, Sony Xperia Tablet S
AP30 T30 T30s 1.4 / 1.5 GHz CPU, 520 MHz GPU, 1066 MHz LPDDR2 / 1500 MHz DDR3-L: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Acer Iconia Tab A510, A700, HTC One X, Toshiba AT270, AT 300, ...
T33: 1.6 / 1.7 GHz CPU, 520 MHz GPU, 1600 MHz DDR3: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700
AP33: 1.4 / 1.5 GHz CPU
T33A: 1.6 / 1.7 GHz CPU, higher clocked GPU and memory

The integrated Geforce ULP is similar to the version in the Tegra 2 and offers 4 more vertex shaders and some small improvements.

A bottleneck of the SoC is the 32 Bit memory interface altough it supports up to 2 GB DDR3-1600 / DDR3L-1500 / LPDDR2-1066.

The included video decoder is able to play back 1080p HD videos with a bitrate of up to 40 Mbit/s. It supports the codecs H.264, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV and VC-1 (altough you need software like the Dice Player to use the hardware acceleration).

SeriesNVIDIA Tegra
CodenameKal-El
Clock Rate1200-1600 - 1300-1700 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology40 nm
Die Size80 mm2
Features12 core GeForce LP
GPUNVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3)
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date11/09/2011
Product Link (external)NVIDIA Tegra 3

Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 169     avg: 244     median: 266.5 (2%)     max: 316 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 833     avg: 1131     median: 1153 (10%)     max: 1417 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 302     avg: 2085     median: 2254 (4%)     max: 2842 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 669     avg: 1189     median: 1200 (2%)     max: 1452 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 609     avg: 1396     median: 1455.5 (4%)     max: 1817 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 69.296     avg: 114     median: 107.3 (4%)     max: 166.667 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 37.16     avg: 46.8     median: 47.2 (5%)     max: 60.1 MFLOPS
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 970.3     avg: 1574     median: 1736.6 (16%)     max: 2168.7 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 3495     avg: 4283     median: 4101.5 (9%)     max: 7249 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor

Acer Iconia Tab A110 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 7.00")
» Acer Iconia Tab A110 - External Review

Acer Iconia Tab A211 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Acer Iconia Tab A211 Tablet - Review
» Acer Iconia Tab A211 - External Review

Acer Iconia Tab A510 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Acer Iconia Tab A510 Tablet/MID - Review
» Acer Iconia Tab A510 - External Review

Acer Iconia Tab A700 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Acer Iconia Tab A700 Tablet - Review
» Acer Iconia Tab A700 - External Review

Asus Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T Tablet/MID - Review
» Asus Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T - External Review

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet/MID - Review
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 - External Review

Asus Memo Pad Smart 10 ME301T (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Asus Memo Pad Smart 10 ME301T Tablet - Review
» Asus Memo Pad Smart 10 ME301T - External Review

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Asus Transformer Pad TF300T Tablet/MID - Review
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300 - External Review

Asus Vivo Tab RT TF600 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Asus Vivo Tab RT TF600 Tablet - Review
» Asus Vivo Tab RT TF600 - External Review

Asus VivoTab RT TF600T (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Asus VivoTab RT TF600T - External Review

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Tablet - Review
» Fujitsu Stylistic M532 - External Review

Fujitsu Stylistic M702 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Fujitsu Stylistic M702 Tablet - Review
» Fujitsu Stylistic M702 - External Review

Google Nexus 7 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 7.00")
» Review Google Nexus 7 Tablet 8GB - Review
» Google Nexus 7 - External Review

HP Slate 7 Plus 4200ef (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 7.00")
» Review HP Slate 7 Plus 4200ef Tablet - Review
» HP Slate 7 Plus 4200ef - External Review

HTC One X (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 4.70")
» Review HTC One S vs. HTC One X (Tegra 3) Smartphone - Review
» HTC One X - External Review

HTC One X+ (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 4.70")
» Review HTC One X+ Smartphone - Review
» HTC One X+ - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 9.00")
» Review Lenovo IdeaTab A2109A Tablet - Review
» Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad K2 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Lenovo IdeaPad K2 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 11.60")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Ultrabook - Review
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 - External Review

LG Optimus 4X HD (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 4.70")
» LG Optimus 4X HD - External Review

Medion Life X4701-MD 98272 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 4.70")
» Medion Life X4701-MD 98272 - External Review

Microsoft Surface RT (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.60")
» Review Microsoft Surface RT Tablet - Review
» Microsoft Surface RT - External Review

Palit Galapad 7 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 7.00")
» Review Palit Galapad 7 Tablet - Review

Sony Xperia Tablet S (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 9.40")
» Review Sony Xperia Tablet S - Review
» Sony Xperia S - External Review

Toshiba AT270-100 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 7.70")
» Toshiba AT270-100 - External Review

Toshiba AT270-101 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 7.70")
» Review Toshiba AT270-101 Tablet - Review

Toshiba AT300-101 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Toshiba AT300-101 - External Review

Toshiba AT300SE-101 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Review Toshiba AT300SE-101 Tablet - Review

Toshiba Excite 10 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Toshiba Excite 10 - External Review

Toshiba Excite 10 SE (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Toshiba Excite 10 SE - External Review

Toshiba Excite 13 ( unknown, 13.30")
» Toshiba Excite 13 - External Review

Toshiba Excite 7.7 ( unknown, 7.70")
» Toshiba Excite 7.7 - External Review

Toshiba Excite Pure (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Toshiba Excite Pure - External Review

Toshiba Excite Pure AT10-A-104 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 10.10")
» Toshiba Excite Pure AT10-A-104 - External Review

Viewsonic VSD241 (NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), 24.00")
» Viewsonic VSD241 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Tegra

» Nvidia Tegra X1
   8x 2 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra K1 (Denver)
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra K1
   4x 2.3 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra 4
   4x 1.8 GHz
» NVIDIA Tegra 3
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.3 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra 2 (250)
   2x 1 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Atom Z560
   1x 2.13 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z550
   1x 2 GHz
+ Apple A6
   2x 1 GHz
+ Intel Atom x3-C3130
   2x 1 GHz
+ Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   4x 1.4 GHz
» NVIDIA Tegra 3
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.3 GHz
- Apple S5
   2x
- Mediatek MT8127
   4x 1.5 GHz
- Mediatek MT6589T
   4x 1.5 GHz
- Mediatek MT8389
   4x 1.2 GHz
- Mediatek MT8125
   4x 1.2 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-22)