28
Jan
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An intriguing NenaMark2 benchmark showed up earlier today, giving us a glimpse of an unknown device packing Qualcomm's 28nm Snapdragon S4 Krait MSM8960 SoC. The device has a 1.5GHz CPU, 1024x600 display and an Adreno 225 GPU. Did I mention it's running Android 4.0.3?

MSM8960

As you can see, the mystery device's Adreno 225 GPU got an impressive 54.9 fps – a number that's even more astonishing considering the fact that Samsung's Galaxy SII (which has a considerably smaller 800x480 resolution display) scored 46.2 fps with its Mali-400 MP4 GPU.

As AnandTech rightly points out, it will be interesting to see how the Adreno 225 compares to upcoming GPUs including the Mali T-604 and Apple's A6 chip. That being said, the Adreno 225  already appears to pack a serious punch, and is worth keeping an eye on as other next-gen GPUs begin to surface.

Source: Nena Via AnandTech

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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    You didn't mention that it's currently #1 in the Nenamark benchmark list, making it the highest scoring test they've ever logged.

    • Juan

      Next-gen exynos will rape this.

      • skinien

        Next-gen Snapdragon will rape this.

  • Lewis

    My GT-i9100P (Galaxy S2 on Orange UK) just got 52.30 on Nenamark2

    • hugobosslives

      running stock 2.3? nice

      • Lewis

        yeah, i don't know how to root the Orange version of The S2. so its the stock rom.

  • Derek

    My S2 on AT&T scored the same(52.3(CM7))

    Edit: Aaaand 52.9 on every test after the initial one

    • Anjie

      Compare the screen Res and tell me what you see

  • RandomDude

    If brand=qcom, it's probably a reference device, not an actual commercial mobile.

  • esgar

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the gn has 1280x700. How is this better ?

  • yo yo ma

    I'm really tired of all the exynos fanboy crap. Its a nice chip for sure, BUT YOU'RE ONLY PUSHING A 480x800 DISPLAY! People keep screaming about how the GNex should have come with it, but in reality, it would perform no better than theGNex's current chipset. The GNex has 240% more pixels to move! This device in the abive post has 60% more pixels and is still walking on the S2 and its exynos. This is apples and oranges people.

    • Justin

      No making sense on the internet bro.

    • SomeGuy

      I agree. Someone bench marked the Galaxy Note with Nenamark2 and it was averaging 31.15 FPS @ 1280x800 resolution.

      The Note has a slightly higher clocked Exynos CPU and the same Mali-400 GPU.

      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15373171/SC20111023-192036.png
      Source^^^

      Side Note: My stock T-mobile Galaxy S2 with its dual core snapdragon processor and Adreno 220 GPU just scored 54.3 FPS in Nenamark2 which is higher than what the international Galaxy S2 scored.

      I guess NenaMark2 cant feel the power of the Exynos and Mali-400 or maybe they are only more powerful in certain applications.

  • SomeGuy

    I got to agree. Someone bench marked the Galaxy Note with Nenamark2 and it was averaging 31.15 FPS @ 1280x800 resolution.

    The Note has a slightly higher clocked Exynos CPU and the same Mali-400 GPU.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15373171/SC20111023-192036.png
    Source^^^

    Side Note: My stock T-mobile Galaxy S2 with its dual core snapdragon processor and Adreno 220 GPU just scored 54.3 FPS in Nenamark2 which is higher than what the international Galaxy S2 scored.

    I guess NenaMark2 cant feel the power of the Exynos and Mali-400 or maybe they are only more powerful in certain applications.

  • Lucian Armasu

    Adreno 225 will only be twice as good as Adreno 220, so it should equal or maybe surpass Mali 400 a little (at the same resolution obviously). But that isn't saying much considering the competing GPU's coming out soon.

    • sun

      hmm..don't be such a fanboy.. its getting 25% more in nena2 with 60% more pixels compared to mali400(1024x600 is 60% more than 800x480) thats just a little you say? what are you smoking?

      • GraveUypo

        how interesting is this: 160% the work done 25% faster means it's exactly twice as fast (1,6 + 25% = 2).

        yeah, that's not "a little".

        also, adreno 225 is "only twice as good as" mali 400, not as adreno 220.