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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  • Glindon - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    I wonder how Rouge is going to compare to this. My guess is Apple will ship a rouge powered iPhone and iPad before devices start shipping with Qualcomm.
  • xTRICKYxx - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    Do you mean Rogue?
  • Glindon - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    Doh! Yeah, Rogue.
  • MrCommunistGen - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    *Drool* I also love the level of transparency we're getting from Qualcomm even compared to a product cycle or two ago.
  • bleh0 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    From what I'm seeing here this an amazing chip overall. That GPU really surprised me but I'm gonna wait till the battery life/power draw can be tested.
  • nunomoreira10 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    if this thing keeps it´s power restrained to 3-4 watts the gpu perfomance per watts is astonishing.
  • Alketi - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    Wow, crushing performance. Two things stand-out.

    1. It's beating it's almost doubling it's closest Android competitor on some benchmarks.
    2. A 1-year old Apple chip is still killing some benchmarks.

    Way more exciting than the ~15% x86 gains / year.

    One thing's for sure, the upcoming ARM-based HTPC's are going to absolutely kick ass.
  • jeffkro - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    The hardware is getting there for ARM HTPC but we need an Android OS with DVR functionality.
  • karasaj - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    And this is why I'm dying to get an internship with Qualcomm next summer... they're going to become the Intel of mobile :)
  • tuxRoller - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    They already are. Look at they're market cap.

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