If you saw our report on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announcement — What? It’s Samsung, of course there’s going to be a third one — then you might have been among the many people who thought to themselves that Samsung really ought to introduce some improvements if they want people to buy a third iteration of what it essentially the same old product. Well, as it turns out, Samsung did put in some improvements after all, and the result is that the Galaxy Tab 3 is really looking like a much improved version of its predecessor. And that’s a good thing, of course.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, which uses a Vivantec GC1000 core GPU, is seen to be able to offer up to twice the performance of the old Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 which uses a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. This is based on benchmark results that first appeared online at the GFXBench web site.
Though it hasn’t been tested fully yet — so a full comparison with the Galaxy Tab 2 performance-wise is still off the table — the Galaxy Tab 3 has shown that it has some notable improvements over its predecessor so far, and when you add in the fact that it comes with an updated design, it just might be the perfect excuse to switch up from the aging, years-old Galaxy Tab 2 that it’s supposed to replace.
Take a look at some of the current benchmarks results right here:
For now, this is all the information on Galaxy Tab 3 performance that we have. But still, it looks to be pretty definitive evidence that yes, it is indeed an improvement over the Galaxy Tab 2.
Although the biggest change here lies in the use of the new Vivantec GPU, it probably won’t be a stretch to say that the extra 0.2GHz added to the clock speed of the CPU had an effect on the overall performance as well. We’ll be sure to give you more on this as soon as the rest of the benchmark results info becomes available.