New Asus Transformer 3 Pro and Transformer 3 Intel 7th Generation CPU

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    I guess I need to re-size future imagines. The two Geekbench images came out huge.
     
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    Unless there are a lot of installed programs running in the background that are eating up processor cycles, I can already see that the Multi-Core Score is showing a bit of throttling. Typically, these fanless Kaby Lake processors (including the m3-7y30) should get 5500 and greater for Geekbench 4 Multi-Core. For example, the $300 Cube Mix Plus with its m3-7Y30 gets 5500 to 6000 for a Multi-Core Score:
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    Source: https://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/search?dir=desc&q=7y30&sort=multicore_score


    On the bright side, your Single-Core Score is right on target, though. I suggest trying running it cold and plugged in and seeing if the results change at all. If you have any programs installed at all, even something like Chrome or iTunes and they are technically closed, they can still run in the background and throw off these benchmark scores
     
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    I'll turn it off for a bit and run the test again. I was uninstalling all the bloatware Asus had installed on the machine so that might have caused the temps to rise.

    Here are the SunSpider results:

    https://webkit.org/perf/sunspider-1...idate-input":[19,17,18,13,24,16,14,16,16,13]}
     
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    Woah... Is that in Edge? Even if that is in Chrome, that score is worryingly high. My old Surface 3 with just an Intel Atom X7-Z8700 got around 350 ms in Edge. You should be getting anywhere from 100 to 200 ms in Edge, and 200 ms is an absolute worst case score in Edge with a Core M. Even the bottom-of-the-line first generation Core M, the Core M-5Y10, on the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 got around 175 ms. Heck, on my Surface Pro 4 m3 in Chrome which is always a lot slower than Edge and should be slower than your Transformer 3, I am getting 232.7 ms:
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    On the bright side, these results probably are just pointing out to you that there is still bloatware left to eradicate. Hopefully, that is. :) Hopefully, thermal throttling was not the reason why Asus decided to not release the Transformer 3 to the rest of the world. Check my original post. I updated it with more information as well. You might want to go and download the drivers for your tablet, get a USB dongle and hub, plug in a USB keyboard, and do a clean install of Windows 10 off of a flash drive. As it is, this may be the telltale signs of a very bloatware-laden OS install from Asus.
     
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    I re-ran SunSpider and the results look better :) both tests were run in Edge.

    https://webkit.org/perf/sunspider-1...string-validate-input":[6,5,9,6,9,8,6,6,5,6]}
     
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    That is a great improvement. It is still not around where it should be, though. Optimally, it should be under 150 ms. In fact, my Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 with Core M-5Y71 got around 95-120 ms (hit CTRL+F and search for "sunspider"):
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-M-5Y71-SoC.129324.0.html

    My Surface Pro 4 m3 with its m3-6Y30, making sure Dropbox is closed, the anti-virus is disabled and everything else is closed, gets around 120 to 140 ms in Edge:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i5-7Y54-Notebook-Processor.178425.0.html

    As your Transformer's processor is technically faster, it should be getting around the same numbers, if not better, than the last-gen m5-6Y54. In fact, your numbers should show a huge improvement, in the neighborhood of 90 to 110 ms in Edge, since your Transformer 3's Kaby Lake i5-7Y54 has a bit higher boost clock (3.2 GHz) than the last-gen m5-6Y54 (2.7 GHz).
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-m5-6Y54-SoC.149451.0.html
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i5-7Y54-Notebook-Processor.178425.0.html

    If you end up doing a clean install and the numbers don't improve, I smell thermal throttling issues on this model. If true, that is a real bummer. In fact, that would explain why Asus did not release this model worldwide as promised. That doesn't make this tablet unliveable. By all accounts, I imagine the screen and overall build are simply gorgeous. I could honestly live with these moderate throttling issues in exchange for the elegant design and N-trig pen support. Besides, in perspective, this is still much, much faster than any Intel Atom processor ever will be.
     
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    I'll have to work on the benchmarks some more tomorrow. I may end up doing a clean install. Asus installed a ton of trash apps. The machine is insanely well built though. The keyboard sleeve blows the Matebook version out of the water. It's not even close.
     
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    Off-hand, where did you purchase this? I was seriously interested in this tablet from the first day I laid my eyes on it, especially the brilliant extra-wide color gamut, Retina-class display. Quite honestly, it gave me the vibes of a Windows-based iPad Pro contender done right. That is why I am saddened it never quite made it across the pond to the states. Had it did, I would have gotten this over the Surface Pro 4 m3 I currently own. At this point, I need to hold back the urge to get this because likely far better Cannonlake and Raven Ridge tablets will be coming for the fall/winter shopping season. But it is so mesmerizing... I find it far more beautifully designed than the Galaxy Book.
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