CPU Performance

The state of CPU performance testing under Android is unfortunately still quite broken. We're using a mix of browser based tests with Java & Native apps (AndEBench). 

The key comparisons to look for are the Snapdragon 800 MDP/T vs. the Exynos 5 Octa (4 x ARM Cortex A15s) based Galaxy S 4 (SHVE300S), the Exynos 5 Dual (2 x ARM Cortex A15s) based Nexus 10 tablet and any of the Snapdragon 600 based smartphones (HTC One/T-Mobile Galaxy S 4) running two Krait 300s at 1.7/1.9GHz. 

Browsermark 2.0

Google Octane Benchmark v1

Mozilla Kraken Benchmark - 1.1

SunSpider Javascript Benchmark 1.0 - Stock Browser

Krait 400 seems to do very well against ARM's Cortex A15, trading positions in terms of performance depending on the test. As these are browser based benchmarks there's a big software component to variability that prevents big conclusions from being made here, but it's clear that Snapdragon 800 is in a similar performance class to current Cortex A15 based designs.

Vellamo Benchmark - 2.0

Vellamo Benchmark - 2.0

AndEBench

AndEBench - Java

AndEBench - Native

The Java and Native client AndEBench tests echo what we've seen elsewhere: Snapdragon 800 can definitely be quicker than ARM's Cortex A15, and at least is in a similar class.

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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. Reply
  • xTRICKYxx - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

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

    Doh! Yeah, Rogue. Reply
  • 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. Reply
  • 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. Reply
  • 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. Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • jeffkro - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

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

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

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