While we brought you word earlier this month concerning the folks over at Nvidia bringing back the Shield Tablet as the K1, here we are with a spotting of the Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 over on GFXBench, and the main reason for such a naming convention is pretty simple – it all boils down to the kind of chipset that is used. Apparently, in the GFXBench ratings, the presence of the Tegra X1 SoC has been confirmed.
For some reason, GFXBench only picked up four Cortex-A57 cores that are within the CPU, although this should in all probability, be an octa-core set up with another quartet of extra Cortex-A53 cores. I suppose there is still some work that needs to be done when it comes to making sure that the GFXBench app is up to speed with upcoming devices.
Word has it that this custom-developed GPU will hve double the performance of the one spotted in the Tegra K1, and it can hit 1 teraflop of floating point performance. As for the rest of the hardware specifications, it does look as though it will maintain its predecessor’s features including an 8” 1,920×1,200 touchscreen display, in addition to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, accompanied by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as GPS support with Android 6.0 Marshmallow as the operating system of choice.