A natural curiosity towards the future pushes us to welcome any possible information about the next SoC to 64 bit with some interest. Today, thanks to some new bechmarks just emerging from the network, we can finally estimate with greater accuracy the real potential of others Snapdragon 810!
Attracted by its computing power, which we have already been able to taste thanks to GFXbench, and worried about the rumors (lately denied) regarding overheating problems, we finally have the opportunity to compare the chip that will power most of the flagship phones of 2015 with its current competitors.
The competitors with whom the comparison was made, as you can see, are the predecessors Snapdragon 801 (Sony Xperia Z3) e 805 (Notes 4), the Samsung home rival Exynos 5433 (other version of Note 4) and the powerful Nvidia Tegra K1 (Shield Tablet). The x86 architecture is represented by Intel Atom Z3850 (Dell Venue 8 7000), while for the apple they play A8 (iPhone 6) e A8X (iPad Air 2). All Android devices have been tested with the 4.4 Kitkat version.
Antutu 5.X it is a synthetic benchmark that needs no introduction. Available for both Android and iOS, it measures CPU, memory, 2D and 3D graphics, and returns an overall score. From the table clearly emerges the power of the new Snapdragon 810, which beats all competitors and exceeds a good one 25% the direct predecessor Snapdragon 805.
It does not change the scenario by looking at the results of Geekbench 3, known multi-platform designed to thoroughly evaluate the performance of the CPU. Snapdragon 810, thanks to its excellent multi-core performance, once again dominates the ranking followed closely by Apple A8X. Furthermore, the detachment from the predecessor is even more evident in this bechmark and exceeds the 40%.
The last of the results emerged today concerns 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited. The test focuses on evaluating GPU performance, and is the only one where the new Snapdragon 810 falls short of expectations. The Qualcomm home SoC, with its 33.981 points in graphics and 12.471 points in physics, was in fact beaten by a good 25% from the powerful Tegra K1 (quad core 64-bit), which scored respectively 35.391 and 19.811 points.
Today's benchmarks, therefore, underline the power of the new 64-bit ARM cores and question the work done by Qualcomm on the graphics front. Compared to the predecessor Snapdragon 805, in fact, the new CPU earns an excellent 40% while the GPU stops at a much more modest 25%.
We must underline, in any case, that the tests were performed on a non-optimized test device. Consequently, there are some margins for improvement linked to the strict dependence of the results from driver, a particularly important element in a VLIW architecture such as the one adopted by Adreno GPUs.[With]