Qualcomm is readying its 28nm Snadragon S4 with custom-made Krait processor, and it’s expected to be among the first 28nm chips on the market, offering a generational leap in performance. Now, the first benchmarks of a Snapdragon S4-based device have surfaced showing the graphical capabilities of the built-in Adreno 225 GPU.
The S4-based device appeared on NenaMark2, a graphical benchmark, and was listed as featuring a 1024 x 600 pixel screen - a resolution typical for 7-inch tablets. The device was running on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with the Krait processor clocked at 1.5GHz.
And with no further ado - it scored 54.9, noticeably better than the Samsung Galaxy S II. The S II, powered by Mali-400 GPU managed to score 46.2, but that was with a lower-res screen of 480 x 800 pixels, making the task easier.
It’s clear that we’re edging closer to console-level graphics
on our mobile devices, and the Adreno 225 is a step in that direction. Proving that is the fact that it beats the Mali-400 GPU, which is the second-best graphical performer after Apple’s PowerVR SGX543MP2 in the A5 chip.
Once we have the Adreno 225 number, though, we’re curious to see what Apple has in its traditionally strong graphics basket in the possible A6 chip.