For a while now we've been using Basemark ES 2.0 in our smartphone reviews and SoC discussions to gauge OpenGL ES performance. For end users however, getting the same benchmarks has been difficult if not impossible, making comparisons and verification somewhat of a challenge for enthusiasts. The alternatives to the big industry-standard benchmarks in the Android market sometimes are poorly documented and ill-maintained as well. As time goes on we'll see more of these industry-standard benchmarks start showing up in all the app marketplaces for each platform. 

Today RightWare is launching Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji Free on the Android market, which contains (as the name suggests) the Taiji subtest of Basemark ES 2.0. The version being launched supports both Android and iOS for comparison purposes, though the iOS version will launch at a later date in Q1 2012. Taiji is the first of the two game benchmark scenes inside Basemark ES 2.0, the second being Hoverjet.

In conjunction, ES 2.0 Taiji Free also will feature an online result browser component called Power Board. This online result browser component aggregates and allows for comparisons of both user-submitted and in-house tested scores much the same way GLBenchmark and others do. It appears that Power Board will also aggregate data from the rest of Rightware's benchmarking portfolio, including Basemark GUI. Information and device details such as SoC, GPU, and resolution are all provided as well on Power Board for comparison purposes.

This is a big step in the right direction toward depreciating some of the enthusiast community's reliance on some of the poorly documented or ill-maintained benchmarks like Quadrant and others. 

Source: Rightware, Power Board, Android Market

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  • OniKyanAE86 - Monday, January 9, 2012 - link

    Well my un-"real" GSII "American Shit" just hit 40.53fps which I'm uploading right now, first time I did it, I got a 48.27! Mine is the Sprint Samsung Epic Touch 4G stock, no custom rom, no overclocking! Not bad for my "American Shit" version!
  • georgekn3mp - Thursday, December 22, 2011 - link

    My HTC Rezound scored 18.6 fps AT the same 1280X720 as GNex, but cannot post to Power Board until my email address is if only games looked as good as this benchmark!
    It looks like somewhere close to a Sensation in FPS, at a much higher resolution...while SGS2 gets 27fps at lower resolution too.

    I cant wait to see the Rezound, with Ice Cream Sandwich, getting 20 fps I hope ;) Top of the line scores for a much higher resolution screen...until Tegra 3 ships lol. Then Rezound may be in a lower score range...
  • ct760ster - Friday, December 23, 2011 - link

    The 'S' stand for smart-phone and also because it's the next release for the game in this case number six. The character with her movements and attire resemble to Pai Chan. :)
  • amdwilliam1985 - Friday, December 23, 2011 - link

    I got 33.44 for my TMobile SGS2.
  • KalleSverige - Friday, December 23, 2011 - link

    I got 18.2 for my EVO 3D + approved score at Power Board! :)
  • randomhkkid - Friday, December 23, 2011 - link

    58.10fps :)
  • tipoo - Saturday, December 24, 2011 - link

    Custom ROM? Overclocked? Most GS2's are getting ~35.
  • randomhkkid - Saturday, December 24, 2011 - link

    1.6ghz stock rom. Siyah 2.6.1 :) Beastly kernel btw great battery and performance.
  • LongTimePCUser - Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - link

    Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
    8.2. Seems very low.

    Checked how it reports on system info.
    It claims:
    CPU: ARMv7
    CPU count =1
    Processor Frequency: 592.12 MHz

    This appears wrong since the Nexus has a dual core cpu running at 1.2 GHz.

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