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Adreno 430 GPU gets benchmarked

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The Adreno 430 GPU tops the list at GFXBench

The Adreno 430 GPU tops the list at GFXBench


The graphics processor that is part of the Snapdragon 810 SoC, the Adreno 430, was benchmarked and took home the highest scores from the GFX Benchmark site. The Snapdragon 810 chipset was powering the MSM8994 development board with a display featuring a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K).

The Adreno 430 finished first on every test and overall beat out the Adreno 330 which was inside an HTC One (M8) running the Snapdragon 801 SoC. In third place was an ARM Mali-T760 that was employed by a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. A Galaxy Note 4 powered by the Snapdragon 805 chipset, featuring the Adreno 420 GPU, was next followed by the PowerVR GX6450 GPU found in the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

Barring a rush job by some publicity seeking manufacturer, the LG G Flex 2, which is scheduled to be released a week from tomorrow, should be the first phone on the market to sport the Adreno 430.

source: GFXBench via HDBlog.it (translated)

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posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:02 16

1. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


3840 x 2160?

Crank that display resolution down to 720P and enjoy a future proof device for half-a-decade.

Performance is never going to improve if the resolution goes up as well every generation. And it taxes the CPU more as well.

Extra CPU use that the 810 clearly can't deal with. Bring device resolution down to 1080 or 720P again and solve the heat issue.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:05 9

5. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Imagine Sony Xperia Z4 (Or Z5) Compact with SD 805 and maybe either 720p or 1080p?...HEHEHHEHE I LOVE TECH! :D

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:10 7

7. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Yeah 15 hours web browsing EASY with 720P and 805 given a good thermal chassis.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 16:08 2

30. rency0722 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Plus add a liquid heat-pipe cooling tech. What more can you ask for.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:27 10

12. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why so low? Why not 1080p. After all most of the movies are 1080p, why go so far backwards? If you want 720p, got get an iPhone 6 that is stuck in 2012.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:58

21. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Lulz...Your right. My bad! :D

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:54 1

19. uRiBiTo666 (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


That would be amazing for a gaming phone. That's why the HTC M8 is below the Adreno 430. But tops the note 4 and other phones.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 10:44

53. Dinox (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


you are right, but there is something i have to mention.

developers can change GPU resolution using rooted device, some games even can apply 720p if developer want to... and you gain higher performance/lower battery drain.

you can have the luxury of bringing down resolution at will with new GPUs with very high resolution, but you can't do this with very low res manufactured phone GPU with low screen res.

720p is abit very low resolution especially for large display, i would stay 1080p is ideal...and you can see the difference clearly in videos... but.. 3840? not needed..
unless there is a market in connecting your phone on 2k or 4k screens.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:03 1

2. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Tops the list while running a UHD display? DAMN SON! :D

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:13 1

8. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Wait a second...Just read the HDBlog.it source and on the Offscreen (1080P) benchmarks the iPhones wins by nearly the double....hmm

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:21 2

11. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Nope, it beats iPhone plus in offscreen by around 200 frames in both tests.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:19 4

10. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Not onscreen. Plus K1 beats it in tablets. But if we get similar in phones it should be best phone SoC, at least for graphics for now.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:04 8

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That's a comparison list LOL. The device didn't top it. It's just that the user selected it first.

PA this type of news will only decrease your credibility. At least get a proof reader with knowledge of the subject.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:09 3

6. nokia12 (Posts: 466; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


it did top it .. but scores seems quite low

Adreno 420 scores 18.9 FPS in offscreen
Adreno 430 scores 21.9 FPS in offscreen

only 6 % increase ... must be the same less performance issue it had with G flex 2 in CPU bencharks

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:33 3

14. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


21.9/18.9 ~= 1.1587. It's an 16% increase in that test. Which makes sense since is up to 30% faster according to Qualcomm. Can't expect every test to show those 30%.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:55 3

20. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Nonetheless, 22 fps ia still very pathetic when it comes to gaming. Those gpus should be running 40ish fps at least. If they keep bumping the resolution we'll never achieve a smooth gaming experience on our handsets.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:08 1

24. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


This is a GPU-test, they aren't meant to run fast. Android is limited to 60fps, so if you want something to be comparable for a few years it needs to bring the current SoC to the knees. Think 6-8fps was what you got when it was introduced. Soon we will need another good SoCs will hit the roof.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:03

22. nokia12 (Posts: 466; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


typo .. i meant to type 16 as well ..

well i was expecting at least 30 % .. from Adreno 330 to Adreno 420 wasn't a big jump either .. from Adreno 225 to Adreno 320 .. that was a massive jump

in Trex it comes to 11 % increase

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:40

27. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


This I probably just 1 unit or so versus a ton of others. Might get higher scores when more people test and in consumer devices.

What I find weird is T-Rex scores for S5 with SD805 and Note 4 with SD805 o.O

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 08:11

50. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)


actually its (21,9-18,9)/18,9 = 13,7%

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 08:56

51. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


No that's 3/21.9.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:05 2

4. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


All this piece (of s**t) is saying, is that 430 is the winner. Not a shocker. It's so great that you made no effort to compare the gpu to 420. Great journalism!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:15 3

9. Captain_Doug (Posts: 990; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


http://imgur.com/bfij9ri

Here's a picture of the top performers in the 1080P off screen manhattan benchmark. You're welcome.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:38 4

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The first thing I notice is I was surprised the iPhone 6 Plus only barely beat the Galaxy S5 which is already a phone that is nearly 1 year old, while the 6 Plus is brand new.

Also surprised to see 6 Plus beat all 3 Note 4 models.

But here is the problem with benches. You eyes can see benches and they cant see frame rates.

If you take a top end game that is on iOS and put it also on the Note 4 or GS5 and play them side by side, they look and run alike. The only difference is one may start faster, especially older games.

Also iOS has an advantage that I don't think benching apps compensate for. IOS has direct hardware access while Android does not. What kind of effect does this have on results?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:49

18. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


That galaxy s5 is a Korean version with sd805 under the hood. Sd805 is on par with a8.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:46 7

16. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


"Andreno 420 smokes mali" - qualcom fanboys. Lol, 1 fps more than mali. Hahaha, wow it sure did humiliate that mali gpu. 17,3fps vs 18,3fps. Just wait for the new 14nm exynose with new gpu.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:08 4

33. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


The snapdragon fans are in jealousy. There in rage.
Exynos always kicked snapdragon.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:37

35. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Comes from the people coming into an article about a chip topping the charts (for phones), and saying it sucks. Why were you such a diehard Exynos fanboy? What do you get it of it? Numbers speak for themselves, and for now, this is the best. When/if Exynos goes past it then kudos to Samsung, but I see no point in boasting or name calling, especially since I assume you had nothing to do with the development of any Exynos.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:33

42. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


I had the S2,S3,S4,S5,N1,N2,N3,N4, all Exynos. Don't like Arm A9 cortex on Snapdragon. A15s.
I like a good CPU. Always rooting and over clocking. Voltages, TWP, Max threshold. Altering floating points. CPU mode performance, not in demand mode.
Exynos.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 02:14

46. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Numbers in real world games speak against Adreno... Only Qualcomm fans want a device that wins every synthetic gfx benchmark but not capable of running games smooth.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:18

39. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


You must be Arte-8800 with your typical hatred against Qualcomm and goofy analogy between mobile chipsets and cars.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:10

34. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Even power rouge by imagination technology kicks the snapdragon.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:52

49. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Expected it doesn't.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:28 3

13. seanwhat (Posts: 280; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


poorest article ever. cheers captain doug.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:46

17. azalucel (Posts: 133; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


if you actually go to gfxbench and compare the msm 8994 vs the msm 8974 youll see the 8974 beats it in a few tests and the 8974 was used in the note 3 from 2013..... qualcomm has a lot to fix

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:05

23. azalucel (Posts: 133; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


https://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=it&tl=en&u=https://gfxbench.com/device.jsp%3Fos%3DAndroid%26api%3Dgl%26D%3DQualcomm%2BMSM8994%2Bfor%2Barm64%2B(Adreno%2B430%252C%2Bdevelopment%2Bboard)%26benchmark%3Dgfx30

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:35

25. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


It blows.
http://gfxbench.com/result.jsp?benchmark=gfx30&data-source=1&version=all&test=546&text-filter=&order=median&ff-lmobile=true&ff-smobile=true&os-Android_gl=true&os-iOS_gl=true&os-Windows_gl=true&pu-CPU=true&pu-dGPU=true&pu-iGPU=true&pu-mGPU=true&pu-CPU-iGPU=true&pu-ACC=true&arch-ARM=true&arch-x86=true&base=gpu

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:35 1

26. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


iPhone 6/Plus are below the Note 4? lol, GFXBench must be drunk...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 16:04 8

29. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


You must be drunk if you think they're better.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:26 2

40. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


Actually they are, since both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' GPU have almost the same performance as the Snapdragon and Exynos-powered Note 4 while pushing half the number of pixels.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 01:09

45. Iodine (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


The devices have a fixed order, look at the source and you see the length of the bars as performance - note 4 is crushed down so much that "a 2012 perf phone" is a great way of returining the shot to all of those Anti-Apple fans around.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:41

28. realjjj (Posts: 363; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Or you could actually look at the results and copare devices like herehttps://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx30&D1=Qualcomm+MSM8994+for+arm64+%28Adreno+430%2C+development+board%29&os1=Android&api1=gl&D2=Google+Nexus+6&cols=2

orhttps://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx30&D1=Qualcomm+MSM8994+for+arm64+%28Adreno+430%2C+development+board%29&os1=Android&api1=gl&D2=Google+Nexus+9&cols=2

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 16:10 2

31. FreeDraickin (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


So much bulls**t....3 FPS really??? and that's supposed to make me wow?? with all that thermal throttling issue that qualcomm is facing i doubt that this performance can keep up for longer than 10-15mins....i hope Exynos on s6 is better or else the performance increase from the SD805 and the exynos octa 7 is so little that is not worth upgrading.....

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:40 1

37. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Cool, you got a developer platform device with SD810 since you can confirm it throttles?

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 02:17

47. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Usually developer platforms give us numbers similar to the numbers of real world SoC-s. But nobody cares about benchmarks.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 04:01

48. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I was speaking of the overheating. There is no proof that they will, but some people scream like its hotter than hell. So if they are going to scream that, then they better have some proof to back them up. Or I will put them in the loony bin category along with people shouting judgement day is coming on the side of the road.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 16:37 1

32. MrTzr (unregistered)


Let's hope that Sony will keep the Z4 at 1080p!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:29

41. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


Sony will have two versions of the upcoming XZ4

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:40

36. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Read Marco post on HTC M9....http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/01/22/worr​ies-snapdragon-810-overheating-overblown-says-lg/

Interesting if true.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:07

38. ishamesung (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


NSA wants a high res smartphone for each and everyone for more graphic detailed surveillance...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 20:02

43. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


And still no full OpenGL 4.x support which is kinda weird since the geometry and tessellation shaders are both being exposed via ES3.1 + AEP via 'GL_EXT_geometry_shader' and 'GL_EXT_tessellation_shader', which should technically make the GPU compliant with GLSL 3.3-4.0. OpenGL 4.0+ support should be a must on modern mobile GPUs if vendors want developers to fully take advantage of the underling hardware.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 21:27

44. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Nothing changed since wm days with Qualcomm an video drivers is what your saying, they need to be purchased from QC?
MS an HTC wouldn't pay back in the day either.

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