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Title of fastest GPU goes to Samsung's Hummingbird

Title of fastest GPU goes to Samsung's Hummingbird
Thanks to GLBenchmark 2.0's OpenGL ES 2.0 test, we now know that the fastest mobile chipset, when it comes to graphics, belongs to the widely-used Samsung Hummingbird, which blew out the competition from many other devices featuring different processors.

The two devices that stood far ahead of the pack were the Samsung Fascinate with Android 2.1 and the newly released Samsung Nexus S which is the first phone to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Both devices use the same exact chipset, the 1GHz Hummingbird, featuring the PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The Fascinate registered a score of 21.5 in the tests, while the Nexus S wasn’t too far behind at 20.9.

Other phones to throw down were the Apple iPhone 4 and 3GS (the iPad as well), the T-Mobile HTC G2, the HTC EVO 4G, the Motorola DROID, the HTC Nexus One and the Nokia N900 to name a few.

Using the older PowerVR SGX535 GPU, the Apple iPhone 3GS actually finished in a pretty respectable position. It should not come as a surprise that its result is considerably better than the one of the iPhone 4, since both pack the same GPU, but the 3GS has a lower resolution screen, enabling it to achieve a better framerate. The same trend is seen with the results of the iPad, which are even lower than those of the iPhone 4, because of the iPad's higher-resolution display. Keep in mind though that this benchmark measures exclusively the graphics performance of these handsets and should not be considered an all-around system performance measure.

Check out the picture down below to see the rest of the results from GLBenchmark 2.0. Tell us what you think in the comments below!

source: Into Mobile

Title of fastest GPU goes to Samsung's Hummingbird

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posted on 17 Dec 2010, 04:41

1. baldilocks (Posts: 501; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Yeah, this list just doesn't make sense. I have both the iPhone 4 and the 3GS and the 3GS is in NO way faster. I call bogus on this study.. sorry.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 06:04 2

5. ap (unregistered)


Theres nothing bogus in this article.....the iPhone 3GS has a resolution of 320X480 with a 600 Mhz processor, so in comparison it's processor has to create 1/4th the no. of pixels that the iPhone 4's A4 processor (at 850 Mhz) creates at 640X960. That is the reason why the 3GS fared better in the test. Real life conditions will be very different.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 10:07

13. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


That makes perfect sense! Take any PC game, turn the resolution up and watch the FPS fall... though SUCH a low frame rate for both the new apple products seems a little suspicious, I'd expect them atleast on par with N1 or the Droid 1.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 04:41

2. baldilocks (Posts: 501; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The iPhone 4 is not clocked at 850Mhz, but rather 1Ghz.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 05:57 1

4. ap (unregistered)


The iPhone 4's A4 processor is actually under-clocked to 850Mhz, from 1Ghz! Get your facts right....

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 06:48

8. baldilocks (Posts: 501; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


There is no proof that it is underclocked. Besides, people who don't register don't know their facts.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 19:07 1

16. maxp (unregistered)


You obviously don't know much about phones... GPU is different from CPU. A4 I would hope is under clocked or else its a poor excuse for a chip. its under clocked to save battery's. Don't be a dick to people especially when you made that stupid comment up top.

posted on 18 Dec 2010, 02:36 1

19. ap (unregistered)


You had to go ahead and make a fool out of yourself didn't you?? And moreover you own both the 3GS and the iPhone4!! :D

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 05:45

3. sudhaman (unregistered)


when tegra 2 dual core comes out its goanna blow out all of this.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 06:06

6. ap (unregistered)


I could say the same about Tegra 2 when Samsung's 'Orion' chipset enters the mobile phone market :P

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 06:47 1

7. Mobile-x-Pert (unregistered)


Just wait until Intel and Nokia release their Dual-Core mobile CPU and GPU, that´s blow out everything else

posted on 18 Dec 2010, 02:38

20. ap (unregistered)


I won't be so sure about that....but why not!

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 07:50

9. ghost_uwi (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Well its great that humming bird is high up in graphics but apple has all the cool games so....

I am a droid fan encase anyone gonna say apple lover or something

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 08:22

10. bucky (Posts: 1329; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


i dont care how fast the gpu is in the samsung's...

If a phone has to be hacked, bashed, caressed, developed, taken apart and then spit shined by xda just to run half decent on a daily basis its not worth 10 beans.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 08:35

11. kgbpsi (unregistered)


you're a dumbass, fuck you. Thanks to fucks like you, our demand for technology is slow and huge advances don't take place because people like you "don't care".

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 15:15

15. bucky (Posts: 1329; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


did i bang your mom or something? In that case i would prefer you call me "dad" not dumbass.

We are talking about phones right?

The phones are good on paper, but they are not worth my hard earned money if they have to be heavily modified to work properly.

posted on 18 Dec 2010, 17:57

22. remixf (unregistered)


your comment holds no water as the phones in the test are not modified. heck the galaxy S tested is still running 2.1, doesnt get the advantage of the JIT compiler, and it still edged out the nexus running 2.3 (even though its almost the exact same phone).

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 09:17

12. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 839; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


This test included only the phones above. There's still a massive amount that haven't even been tested yet.

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 11:41

14. skymitch89 (Posts: 1036; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


The only part of this that I believe is the fact that the Hummingbird processor is really good. The myTouch 4G has a newer and higher clocked processor than the G2 and outperforms it at almost every kind of benchmark that can be found on the Android Market. Not to mention that the iPhone 4 and iPad should be at or above the Evo 4G and Optimus One, and defiantly higher than the iPhone 3GS. Who is to say what the processor is clocked at on an Apple product. They don't tell what it is clocked at, so how would we know?

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 23:31

17. OsirisRa (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


My Nokia 900 made the list and its only pushing 600mhz. Now if only Nokia could get there OS straight. Love Maemo and waiting for Meego.

posted on 18 Dec 2010, 01:04

18. bucky (Posts: 1329; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


The n900 was an awesome phone. I wish it had 3g in canada though.

posted on 18 Dec 2010, 13:28

21. Mr.Snapdragon (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Nov 2010)


Can somone say HTC Incredible??

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