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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Asus Eee Pad Transfomer Prime Shows Tegra 3 Superiority

What appears to be the first benchmark of the soon-to-be-announced Asus Eee Pad Transfomer Prime has surfaced online courtesy (opens in new tab) of Tech2 in the form of a screen capture of benchmark app AnTuTu (v2.4.2).

The tablet is the first to come with the Penta Core Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC otherwise known as Kal El, which is apparently clocked at 1.4GHz.

Referring to its forthcoming Transformer Prime tablet Asus declared, "We are setting a benchmark for what tablets should be."

Not surprisingly, the device tops the benchmark easily, breaking through the 10,000 mark barrier, which makes it more than twice as fast as the Transformer Eee Pad tablet.

That said, given the number of cores and the 40 per cent increase in clock speed that was the least to be expected.

It is rather interesting that Nvidia has chosen Asus rather than Motorola to be its official launch tablet partner for the Tegra 3 (ed: the Tegra 2 was first spotted back in Q4 on the Advent Vega).

The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is expected to be launched in the next few days and is likely to sport the same form factor as the current Eee Pad Transformer which has been one of the more successful non-iPad tablets on the market.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.