Qualcomm MSM9860 Snapdragon S4 graphical benchmark goodness

Qualcomm MSM9860 Snapdragon S4 graphical benchmark goodnessQualcomm is prepping Snapdragon S4 Krait processing action for launch later this year, and in the meantime an unnamed device (piloted by an anonymous user, natch) has yielded some interesting benchmarky stuff.

The device, with a 1.5GHz MSM9860 processor and Adreno 225 GPU, weighs in with a score of 54.90 in NenaMark 2 – an Android benchmarking tool for hardware accelerated graphics.

GSMArena notes that the score is even higher than their Samsung Galaxy S II benchmark, and all the more impressive since the unnamed device has a higher resolution, namely 1024x600.

The Samsung Galaxy S II, with its Mali-400 GPU and 800x480 resolution, managed 46.2. The Mali-400, incidentally, is second only to the PowerVR SGX543MP2 found in Apple’s A5 chip.

The reference unit was running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3), which might’ve helped it gain a higher score.

Interesting stuff, particularly if you’re into high-end smartphone gaming. Nintendo and Sony will no doubt be crying into their cornflakes.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 31, 2012 at 12:17

Overclocked to 1.6ghz on the CPU and 400mhz on the GPU my Galaxy SII got 57.40fps. Sorry, Qualcomm, you're going to have to try harder...

mozster  Jan. 31, 2012 at 12:56

Overclocked to 1.6ghz on the CPU and 400mhz on the GPU my Galaxy SII got 57.40fps. Sorry, Qualcomm, you're going to have to try harder...

these benchmarks are for a device with a higher resolution screen, so it's still an improvement over the GSII

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 31, 2012 at 13:01

True, but hardly an entire GPU generation of improvement, especially considering my S2 actually beat the new Adreno 225, negating some of the resolution difference. I'm pretty sure the Mali T604 will be way faster than the (unsurprisingly) crap Adreno 225 chip.

jmarcelino  Jan. 31, 2012 at 17:04

Adreno sucks. That is all.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 31, 2012 at 17:28

Agreed, Adreno GPUs are always about one generation behind the best mobile GPUs in terms of performance.

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