Adreno 430 GPU gets benchmarked


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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52 Comments

1. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

5. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

7. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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

30. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

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

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

21. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

19. uRiBiTo666

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 02, 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.

53. Dinox

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

2. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

8. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

11. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

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

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

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.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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%.

20. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

24. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

22. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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

27. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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

50. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

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

51. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

No that's 3/21.9.

4. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 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!

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

http://imgur.com/bfij9ri Here's a picture of the top performers in the 1080P off screen manhattan benchmark. You're welcome.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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?

18. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

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

16. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

33. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

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

35. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

42. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 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.

46. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 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.

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