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2.5 GHz Asian HTC One M8 wipes the floor with the US version, tops a graphics benchmark

2.5 GHz Asian HTC One M8 wipes the floor with the US version, tops a graphics benchmark
We already posted the test scores that our HTC One M8 review unit was able to muster at synthetic benchmarks, and they are roughly in line with what the Xperia Z1 is capable of overall. The new Snapdragon 801 processor gets a significant boost in the graphics and image processing departments, though, so in some tests the phone is tied with the Xperia Z2, which has the same 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974AB chipset.

The Asian version of the HTC One M8, however, is hosting a faster, 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC processor - just like the Galaxy S5. The difference in benchmarking scores between the 2.3 GHz US/European version, and the 2.5 GHz Asian one, turns out to be quite significant. AS you can see below, the US/European version of the One M8 scores 29431 points on AnTuTu, while the Asian variation clocks 35964 points on the same test.

That's a 20% boost in overall performance, at least on paper, but it's not the whole story. As you can see from the score on the 3D Mark graphics benchmark, the GPU performance of the 2.5 GHz version of the HTC One M8 currently tops the ranks with 21157 points, beating the former GPU leader Xperia Z1 Compact to the punch. That's not to say that you should strive to import a One M8 from Asia at all costs, as both variants are plenty powerful for any demanding application you might wish to throw at them.

source: ePrice via G4Games

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posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:02 8

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 316; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


nice one

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:50

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2664; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Indeed.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:11 5

15. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


LOL.. benchmarks mean nothing. You could easily say a lot about 5422 as well. AT this point, we are talking of arbitrary numbers which mean absolutely nothing.

http://m.f5.img.vnexpress.net/2014/03/24/S10-9817-1395657970.jpg

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:48

17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


see thats the power of EXYNOS A15 which destroys the S801 at 2.0 ghz and that PAPASMURF says that S801 is BETTER AND IS MORE POWERFULL
what a dime a 2,5ghz vs 2,0ghz cpu

ROTFLMFAO, KIDS KNOWADAYS

if benchmark means nothing using the s3 to s4 i felt a big diffrence in speed and graphics

from ip4s to ip5 there was a big diffrence, so how can you say it dosent, and thats coming from a wise inteligent person you

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:01 8

20. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the exynos is a battery hog and has perfomance issues(stutter, lag, ect...) papasmurf is pretty well informed. besides, benchmarks mean nothing when real life usage is acually terrible

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:53

26. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


For a 30-yr old, you sound very bitter.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/20/which-android-phones-win-at-gaming/

Enjoy yourself!

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:40

48. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


29, my friend 29

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:47

32. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


thats not to blame Exynos but to blame A7 CORTEX

so when inteli7 is more battery hog than i5 no ones complaining about drainage and power consumption, people are much enjoying it.

real life usage is terrible cause of big little not cause of a15

so what phone are you using?

are you telling me that the s4 and using the s3 there is no diffrent? antutu on s3 scores 9000 less than the s4 and people have noticed the diffrence

sad delusional you are, well your giving credit to intel i3 than not giving i5

A15 1OWATS S801 5WATTS

what kind of rubbish info is that

are you telling me people who drive ferrari porsche bmw5 series and amg merc sl500 care about running out of petrol after 150 miles then need to refill, no they dont give a dam cause they have power and torque they drive those car and buy cause of power,

they sacrafice extra mileage to less mileage to feel p[ower

so thats what the diffrence is when you say battery hog there are many who dont give a piss about battery

and what 15% more drainage than s801 what its not that it wont last half a day your telling me it would last 2 hours when browsing

MAN THIS SITE IS FULL OF SNAPDRAGON FANS

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:44

49. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


correct me it i'm wrong but arent the 4 a7 cores part of the chip? werent they supposed to save the battery life and help performance?ok buddy

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:53

52. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


THEY WERE MENT TO SAVE BATTERY, BUT SAMAUNG PATHETICS CLOCKED THEM AT 1.3, INSTEAD OF 1.7, NO WONDER IT LAGS WHEN SWITCHING TO HEAVY LOAD.

if those a7 were not deployed and had 4xa15, lags what lags, you would open apps and other resources in an instant, no matter what you through at it, it would breeze thro.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 12:39

56. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


they clocked them at 1.3 to save battery life. if they clocked them higher batterylife would have been worse with a performance boost that probably wouldn't have been noticeable and if it was just the 4 a15s....
need i go on?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 13:58

58. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


also they have a quad core a15. its called the tegra 4, and guess what? it's a whole lot worse when it comes to battery life

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:33 3

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


How nice of you to mention my name.

First of all, the 801 is technically better since it supports LTE and is a lot more efficient on the battery. Need I say more? The difference is scores is not noticeable in day to day tasks, except in gaming. Granted the 5422 performs slightly better than the 801 (hexa core vs wuad core GPUs) but as soon as the 805 or 810 roll out, QualComm will have the major advantage. The 801, as you said, and I quote, "still running old A9," which is technically not true since it's just QualComm's own in-home design. To match the power of a true quad A15 (and also A7) is pretty damn stellar is it not?

I can easily counter your argument by saying Nvidia Denver. You'd lose instantly, but thanks for playing.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:50

33. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


IF SCORES mean nothing to you why did you buy the note3? why didnt you buy the old note1, which is 2 years old with 2 years old specs and is slower than the note 3. if antutu is BS to you note 1 scored 10000 vs note 3 35000 are youy tellling me that when you use both you wont tell any diffrence...

INDENIAL

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:04 1

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I bought the Note 3 to upgrade from my S3. The 13MP camera, bigfer battery, Adreno 330GPU, full HD screen, improved S-Pen and LTE. Noe does all that sound like a worthy upgrade to you?

QualComm doesn't want to make a true A15 chip when what they're doing is working pretty damn well for them. If QualComm has the brains to design and make a true A57 64-bit chip, I'm pretty sure they're smart enough to have the capabilities to make a A15. Thanks for pointing out the A9 and A15 argument. They do that and still achieve speeds that match the A15 5422. Give credit where it's due instead of sounding like a blind hater. Go research the goal behind the Snapdragon 800/801/805 series and come back to let me know what you've learned.

Btw, stop using caps lock. No one wants to get the impression you're yelling over your keyboard.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:41

41. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


im not hating on snapdragon, but saying s805 and a9 is outdated and slow for me, cause im a power user

quallcom can not do anything better to the a15, cause a15 runs on 9wats which almost needs a fan to cool the cpu down, unless they use 22nm process or even better18, or 14nm

qualcom has an a53 in progress not the 64bit a57

only samsung and apple have the soc right know

snapdragon relys and believes in standard typical users while apple and samsung believe in power

qualcoms aim is efficeny and less battery drainage,
exynos swift a7 is all about power

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:56

34. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


YEA MODIFIED OVERCLOCED ARM CORTEX A9

WOW no one wants to give credit to A15 but the a9 is better pathethic

snapdragon till 2014 dont and does not have the brains to make an a15 arm cortex, still a9

in home design is they took a9 and took half of a15 and mixed it up to make a overclocked a9 a15

qualcom took a15s half of infrastractre and used it on the A9 no dam wonder its not a battery hog its 4wats vs 9 wats

MORE LIKE YOUY LOST NOT ME
GO RESEARCH ON THE CPU THRESHOLD AND VECTORS AND FLOATINGS

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:50

18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


rd,nest so just imagine the 5422 was clocked as the same as s801 2.5ghz what would it score 44000....?

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:12 4

39. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Yeah it would probably score that high, but like PapaSmurf said, battery efficiency and LTE, 2 big hitters in the processor area. Most people don't look at how amazing their processor is, they look at how the phone performs, battery life, and yet again LTE. If all of that works fine on a built-in-home A9 cortex im pretty sure that they're going to stick with the method that is cheaper and more efficient.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:19 4

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol thank you. This guy clearly can't accept how great the S800/801 is.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:48

43. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


how slow and still underdog of exynose5422

when i drive a car ile drive a car ile drive bmw m3 not a slow s801 bmw 328

s805 is 328
a15 is bmw mpowe m3

people who drive m3 dont give a toss about petrol , these are A15 USERS

people who drive bmw328 worry about everything being ok like s805 efficent and petrol saving

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:51

44. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


this guy clearly cant accept how slow the s800,801,805 is vs the e5422

o i forgot you have a head sttart at 2.5, and im at 2.0
what a flipin cheater

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 16:45

60. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


There's literally no point in talking to you. Point is - Snapdragon 801 is just as fast as the 5422.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:44

42. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


thats true s801 has an all in one chip which costs much less than fine EXYNOS

s801 soc 30dollars
E5422 30 DOLLARS plus they need to buy 4gLTE broadcomm chip which is 15 dollars

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:17 1

46. Lauticol (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Learn how to write and stop arguing! Everyone has an opinion, and it may differ with yours.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:58

53. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i"m not arguing but disputing, it"s a discussion forum where you learn from other"s idear and knowledge.

i"m typing from a laptop where you have to press shift this that there and here, it"s time consuming.

Unlike if i type from the N3 it"s faster.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 00:12

62. Taters (Posts: 3032; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Benchmarks mean nothing but the iPad Air crushing the crap out of the iPhone 5s despite having a higher than 1080p screen shows how much a .2 ghz increase can improve performance.

Besides, if the score is that different, generally it means something....

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:38

30. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


My career tell me i must go for m8 cus htc devices have a better optomize than sony and samy product..
Primume feel is first reason that i pick up a phone..
I have both xperia z and one and sure i tell u one faar better than z..
Z2is great but sony 's phone almost isnt same that one we see in advertise and in work has a less performance that i expected..
Specially in ui i dont think any phone come to near to sense 6 with most beautiful and charismatic usage.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:14 2

2. Jishnusur (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


I believe Benchmarks doesn't really show a devices performance. Performance should always be judged on the basis of real time usage. Benchmarks can be cheated and won but that doesn't mean that the device is the best. The Nexus 5 scores low on benchmarks but in real life conditions it can put the competitors in shame.
just me 2 cents. No offence to anyone.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:21 1

3. galanoth (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Nexus 5 is amazing doesn't put competitors to shame.
I've been using the Nexus 5 since it came out and my bro in law just got a Galaxy Note 3.
That thing is just as fast as a Nexus 5.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:33 1

6. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


yeah with like 2-3 times the specs of the nexus !

well not that much but better specs!

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:53 1

10. wildfiregt (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Note 3 and nexus 5 have same GPU and CPU. Same resolution, performance should be the same. That's not astonishing

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:56 2

27. medicci37 (Posts: 628; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Actually the Note has a faster version of the 800

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:43

7. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


thought of rooting it and make it even more faster by 25% more

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:47

16. Jishnusur (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


That is what my point is. Note 3 scores more than double on quadrant. So does that mean its faster? No its not. The note 3 lags sometimes and i have seen it.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:53

19. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


get rid of touchwiz and replace a plain vannila custom rom and you will see the diffrence, the lesser the specs and features the more lighter and more RAM is avail the faster and better it will preform

touchwiz is heavy and needs lots of resource to push
simple analogy

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:05 2

22. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


not everyone has the desire or the know how to root their phones. truth is, no one should really have to. if someone roots their phone for performance or features, then that means that it should have been like that from the beginning

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:05

21. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


even ip5s lags
no phone is perfect and lag free unless you root

yes my note 3 has no LAGS, why ile tell you
note3 Exynos 5420 non LTE A15 CPU

custom rom and kernel
overclocked from 1.8 ghz to 2.5ghz
raised voltage current settings higher
vmheap tools raised
vector points raised
cpu govenor set to performance mode, your n3 is ideling on ondemand
gpu raised playing games at 65fps
cpu threshold raised

the diffrence is amazing and much faster

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:06 4

23. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


and the battery life is almost non-existant

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:00

36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


DO I CARE my bmw m3 is faster than you bmw328

30mpg vs m3 19mpg

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:51

50. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


ROFL!!

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 12:02

54. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


30MPG IS S801 19MPG IS A15

do you understand what im trying to say

ive lost 2 hours of browsing than the standard s801, but i dont give a toss, i know its way much faster

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 14:06

59. true1984 (Posts: 591; Member since: 23 May 2012)


yeah i get it they'll get you to the same place but one leaves more gas so you can go somewhere else

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:40 2

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


While I'm sporting LTE on my Note 3 thanks to S800AB. :)

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:58

35. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


AND I HAVE THE BETTER N9000 THANKS TO THE A15 EXYNOS

STILL UNDERDOG IS THE S800AB AND UNDERDOG OF TEGRA4

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:06 1

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The speed difference of Exynos and 800 is literally small. The S800 actually out performs the A15 raw speed, but matches the Exynos Octa in graphics. This is according to benchmarks which you love so much but prove nothing in real world test.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 10:57

45. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


so how the hell in other terms will the intel i3 beat the intel i5

the dam s801 needs to be clocked at 2.5ghz to get the same performance clocked on the e5422 at 2.0ghz

what is wrong with you

its like you will start of driving 5 seconds befor me leaving me behind 5 seconds, though i still catch up with you instantly cause the a15 has more pulling power TORQUE to catch up

you talking nonsense know to cover up and make delusional facts knowing u lost the dispute

you even said qualcom dont have a a15 soc yet on production still working on it, what working on a a53 which is a a7 cortex not a15

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 11:52

51. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 428; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


The Note 3 Exynos can't even do 4K video capture, heats up easily when using the camera for long and other heavy apps, the lack of LTE and late updates. Even though Exynos (unlocked) is a Samsung product, the SD version (unlocked) gets the updates earlier. I should have bought the SM-N9005 (SD800).

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 12:22

55. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


wow is it that hot that your fingers will burn or melt, it only heats up, put a cover on, blame samsung for using cheap rubbish plastic that when cpu heats up and makes the plastic hot, they shouldve used polycarb 4 layers of plastic than a flimsy bent plastic

to have an LTE on the Asain version it would cost samsung another 30 dollars for LTE and broadcom wifi socs. 3g DCHSDPA PLUS is the same speed as 4GLTE 42MBS Looks like you have unlimited 4G pric plan, even 10GB 4G is expensive, do you download a lot?

updates what is 2 or 3 months gonna harm, makes no diffrence, its not that the kk4.4 to 4.5 has a big diffrence, if its KLP5 then yes .

it has no 4k, but when you scale in down to 1080p the digital process shows more clarity on the EXYNOS, why cause the gpu and cpu

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:01

11. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


No, they have their place. They show the pure theoretical performance and that is fine so long as that is all they are taken for. Aside from that, general smoothness and everyday performance is now the same for all devices, only the deluded actually think otherwise. The only difference being down to personal preference, some demand instant results while others want smooth transitions. For that, we have our different OEMs and their different tastes.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:30 1

4. zachattack (Posts: 571; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Uh did the m8 suddenly get capacitive buttons orrrrrrrrrr

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:03

12. Commentator (Posts: 2419; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yeah, what? Apparently the Asian model actually makes use of that huge lower bezel.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:31 1

5. shox22 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


There is something wrong. The international M8 scores between 35-37k in antutu, so the same as the ac.
Graphics also can´t be better because the ab AND the ac version both clock with 578mhz

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 06:46

8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


it could be that they have raised the GPU up by 50MHZ extra, you can clock these GPU to 760mhz for better graphics and more FPS

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 13:18 1

57. TylerGrunter (Posts: 922; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


It seems phonearena gota a phone that is termally throttled and have some issue. In other sites the HTC One (2014) scores 37000 on Antutu and 25000 on Quadrant.
http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_m8-review-1062p5.php
So they must have a slow performing unit. Bad luck for HTC...

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:03

13. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 723; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


One of the reasons why I am proud to be Asian :)

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 09:19 1

28. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 406; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Ye having a phone that has a better clocked cpu than the European and USA one should make whole Asia proud while the millions of other REALLY important reasons that Asia has as a plus dont matter.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 18:21

61. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 723; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


1) I was joking

2) I clearly said it is ONE of the reasons

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 07:08 2

14. gelullabarr (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


What is happening to you, Daniel P? all version of HTC One M8 will score over 35700 in Antutu, please don't make benchmarks on demo units, you will just give wrong information to the readers.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 08:17 1

24. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


All benchmarks are for is penis measuring by guys with small dicks and women with small tits wishing they were bigger.

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