Snapdragon S4 Pro: Krait And Adreno 320, Benchmarked

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Naw, more like give foxconn workers better salary, do something good with mountain of money they have, stop patent trolling, stop silly war with google/samsung and stop lieing. Then maybe Apple will be forgiven.
 

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[citation][nom]shotgunz[/nom]Naw, more like give foxconn workers better salary, do something good with mountain of money they have, stop patent trolling, stop silly war with google/samsung and stop lieing. Then maybe Apple will be forgiven.[/citation]

Well, it'd be a start. I wouldn't go nearly as far as all is forgiven.
 

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AFAIUI, the PowerVR GPU in ipad3 is more of a brute force architecture. "Just throw more transistors" is its mantra. So its good in current workloads.
The Adreno320 is more refined and optimised arch. Trying to get the most performance from least silicon area. It is still being refined. Hence, it will do well in future applications.
 
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Why the ST-ericsson 8500 isn't in this list either? too few phone out? Xperia S/P... looks it would rock some of concurrents.. omap..S3...
Please be as exaustive as possible ;)
 
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Error in the chart on second page.
The cortex A15 DMIPS/MHz should read above the A9. Around 3.5 DMIPS/MHz from the rumblings.
 
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These krait numbers aren't very impressive if you normalize for clockspeeds.
In fact, they seem to suggest only a very small improvement over A9, if any at all.
 

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Tegra 3 is complete overhyped trash. abysmal memory bandwidth and weak GPU performance with useless extra cores.
Why isn't the exynos quad in the comparison?
 

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This is a pretty good article, but I have one problem with it: the Tegra 3 is probably not the best example for the Cortex-A9. It's hobbled with very low memory bandwidth. It could probably perform better (including the GPU) with a better memory interface. Nvidia made a major design mistake with that.
 

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[citation][nom]mayankleoboy1[/nom]AFAIUI, the PowerVR GPU in ipad3 is more of a brute force architecture. "Just throw more transistors" is its mantra. So its good in current workloads. The Adreno320 is more refined and optimised arch. Trying to get the most performance from least silicon area. It is still being refined. Hence, it will do well in future applications.[/citation]

No. PowerVR holds some very specific advantages over there competition... Such as shader-driven tile-based deferred rendering (TBDR) architecture.... and their GPUs are actually MORE efficient than their competition. Not less.

It's still very impressive what Qualcomm's done... I'm just not thinking they'll dethrone PowerVR anytime soon as the mobile graphics performance leader.
 

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It's interesting that the S4 needs 1.5 Ghz to beat the Tegra. And that's a high end Snapdragon vs bottom of the line Tegra. I'd bet that at the same clock rate with a level playing field these two would trade blows. This tells me that the Snapdragon is still way behind Tegra. S4 isn't in any production hardware and Nvidia is going to release the next Tegra chips in a few months.

When Tegra and Snapdragon devices are available at the same time I'd bet that Tegra will handily beat Snapdragon. I wouldn't say Qualcomm is back in the fight, I would say this is Qualcomm's last desperate attempt to stay relevent
 

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Good Review. I'm curious as to how accurate your "aggregate" single core performance numbers are to a real single threaded benchmark. I'm not an expert, but I thought the memory controller and GPU were separate from the CPU Cores. Can you simply divide those benchmark numbers by 4 to get single core memory and multimedia performance?
 

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this soc shall be at the heart of my next phone.

Google, please allow the next nexus to be powerful, and have expandable memory.

Enough imitating apples cloud dreams, we want local storage!!!!
64GB microsd card is $48 on pace to be $36 by next year.
 

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Now , let's wait and see until some phones/tablets come on the market with the S4Pro .
BTW , why are the Exynos4 and the A6 missing from the review ? I think they are the most relevant competition to the S4 .
 

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For anybody wondering, the phone from "Competitor B" in the video is a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor. I know because I have one. And yes, it does get ridiculously hot.
 

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[citation][nom]blackmagnum[/nom]Apple: Use this for the next iPad and all will be forgiven.[/citation] A6 has roughly the same performance and is available today + uses less power. The GPU in the OLD iPad 3 is already more powerful than this. Why should they use it?
 

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[citation][nom]shotgunz[/nom]Naw, more like give foxconn workers better salary, do something good with mountain of money they have, stop patent trolling, stop silly war with google/samsung and stop lieing. Then maybe Apple will be forgiven.[/citation]

https://stopsamsung.wordpress.com
 

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[citation][nom]shotgunz[/nom]Naw, more like give foxconn workers better salary, do something good with mountain of money they have, stop patent trolling, stop silly war with google/samsung and stop lieing. Then maybe Apple will be forgiven.[/citation]

The mountain of money is a global issue when individuals / companies stockpile huge amounts of cash it stops the turnover of cash required to keep the economy ticking over. I agree with buffet on higher tax's for the rich, and I think companies that don't use their cash should be forced to pay higher dividends. Obviously this isn't as simple as that it would require a lot of reasoning on how to balance this and most likely require global rulings for a global economy
 
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