Tegra K1 power consumption

I was reading Anandtech review of the power consumption of Nvidia shield tablet. While at first glance the GPU performance looked very impressive, the battery life data provided by the authors Joshua Ho and Andrei Frumusanu gives very good insights. Consider the battery life of Tab S 8.4 (using Exynos chipset with Mali graphics) and … [Read more…]

Driver overhead matters more on SoCs

There has been a lot of discussion about driver overhead in graphics and compute APIs recently. A lot of it has been centred around desktop-type scenarios with discrete GPUs. But just wanted to point out that driver overhead matters more on SoCs which integrate both CPU and GPU on the same chip. The simple reason … [Read more…]