Purported Google tablet benchmark points to Tegra 3, 7-inch screen

A benchmark has popped up on Rightware showing performance by a Google Asus Nexus 7 tablet, lending even more credence to claims that the device is launching soon.

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Another day, another hint that Google will be launching an Asus co-branded tablet.

This time around, a benchmark for a Google Asus Nexus 7 tablet has surfaced on Rightware's Web site. Rightware, which is perhaps best known for its mobile Kanzi user interface, lists the slate as an Android-based device featuring a 7-inch display with 1280x768 resolution.

According to Rightware's data, power shouldn't be much of an issue for Google's tablet. The benchmark indicates that the device is running the 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and comes with Nvidia's ULP GeForce GPU.

Google and Asus have stayed tight-lipped on any possible plans of launching a tablet. However, rumors have surfaced several times over the last few months, suggesting the device is launching soon. More importantly for those looking to find some reliability in today's rumor, a host of reports have suggested the device would launch with a 7-inch screen and come with a quad-core chip.

Now, though, the focus has shifted to when the device might actually launch. Last week, Digitimes reported, citing sources, that the device could start shipping in the beginning of June. Just a couple of days later, technology site TechnoBuffalo said Google would unveil the device at its I/O Conference next month.

Google so far hasn't commented on any plans for a tablet. CNET has, however, contacted Google for comment on the benchmark findings. We will update this story when we have more information.

(Via Phandroid)