The Great Equalizer

We've been tracking mobile GPU progress compared to entry level (and older desktop) PC GPUs now that we have cross-platform 3D benchmarks that run under both Android and Windows 8/RT. The data below has been updated to include Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330. Adreno 330 definitely moves up the list, getting dangerously close to Kabini at times. It's still not at Ivy Bridge levels of GPU performance yet, but keep in mind we're talking about a platform with a much lower TDP.

GL/DXBenchmark 2.7 - T-Rex HD (Offscreen)

3DMark - Graphics

3DMark - Ice Storm

3DMark - Physics

GPU Performance - Basemark X & Epic Citadel Final Words


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  • Parhelion69 - Thursday, June 27, 2013 - link

    Why is it Android CPU benchmark broken? Please enlighten me.
    I thought Antutu was a very good benchmark. And probably Geekbench as well.
  • darkice1111 - Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - link

    Great performance. Now if only we could get some more software optimizations on Android... My iPhone 5 iOS 7 beta 3 results: Sunspider 1.0 - 709.0ms; Kraken - 13783.9ms; Octane v1 - 3056; Browsermark 2.0 - 3056. So 9 month old dual core hardware that's faster than anything on the market today, and faster in some benchmarks than something that's not even on the market yet... Google, wasssssssup?? Reply
  • sna1970 - Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - link


    How About comparing this to Nvidia Tegra 4 ?
  • MaxH - Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - link

    Thanks Brian for a great test of this chipset. I am especially interested in the video encoding performance, and your inclusion of the 'MediaInfo' screen capture is really useful to see how it is encoding H.264 video.

    Your MediaInfo clip clearly shows that this chipset can encode H.264/AVC at 2160p @ 25fps @ 120Mbps, (Baseline @Level 5.1). As a low-budget film-maker, I am speculating about the possibility that the encoder could alternatively be configured to handle 1080p @ 30fps (perhaps 60fps) @ 4:2:2 colour sampling @ 10-bit (perhaps 12-bit) depth. I have not been able to get confirmation of this, but if so - at this price point, this chipset could potentially unlock high quality video capture on regular consumer-level DSLR-type cameras; something that has been limited to commercial broadcast cameras (at high-budget prices) up to now. If anyone is familiar enough with AVC profiles and Levels (and related matters) to be able to speculate about this, I would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks again to Brian.
  • Netwern - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - link

    Meanwhile Apple engineers... Reply

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