Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) Performance Preview: Qualcomm Mobile Development Tablet Testedby Brian Klug on June 18, 2013 8:00 PM EST
Basemark X is a new addition to our mobile GPU benchmark suite. There are no low level tests here, just some game simulation tests run at both onscreen (device resolution) and offscreen (1080p, no vsync) settings. The scene complexity is far closer to GLBenchmark 2.7 than the new 3DMark Ice Storm benchmark, so frame rates are pretty low:
Once again we see absolutely tremendous increases in performance if we look at Basemark X. Adreno 330 improves performance over Adreno 320 by 95%, the advantage over PowerVR SGX 544MP3 is also quite impressive. Snapdragon 800 also holds a 41% performance advantage over Apple's A6X in the iPad 4 (PowerVR SGX 554M4).
Epic's Citadel benchmark gives us a good indication of lighter workload, v-sync limited performance at native resolution. At 1080p, the Snapdragon 800 MDP/T offers over 50% better performance than the Snapdragon 600 based platforms. Granted we're comparing to smartphones here so there's some thermal advantage playing to the 800's favor.