The Nexus 9 is one of the ‘true’ reference builds for Android Lollipop, given that it’s the first Nexus device to contain a 64-bit processor, thanks to the Nvidia Tegra K1 ‘Denver’ SoC at its heart. The tablet is supposed to be fast and it appears that someone has run the tablet through benchmark site Geekbench.
The tablet scores a fairly impressive single core score of 1,903, which stacks up amazingly against a Galaxy Tab S at just 910. Primate Labs founder John Poole offered up a more compelling comparison, stating on Twitter that it puts it on par with a 2-year old entry level, 2012 Mac Pro.
It could go higher though. Pointing out that the tablet submitted to the test using Geekbench 3.2.2 for Android AArch32, John has suggested that the tablet could score as high as 2,100 when running an AArch64 build.
This tablet is going to be fast. Very fast. Google advised that pre-orders for the tablet will go live on the 17th of October, but are yet to clarify if this is in the US only, or if other markets will see the tablet appear on Google Play at the same time.
Does that seem fast to you?