Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III graphics benchmark appears, poised to rule them all

Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III graphics benchmark appears, poised to rule them all
The Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III benchmarks were hosted for a while on GLBenchmark, left there by a careless tester. Thankfully, a tipster took a screenshot before they were taken down, and sent it to us.

With the power of deduction we concluded last week that the only possible scenario for a chipset in the Galaxy S III is the officially unannounced quad-core Exynos 4412 clocked at 1.4GHz, which apparently comes with an ARM Mali-400 GPU, but clocked at 400MHz, making it 50% faster than the current edition in the Galaxy S II.

Since we know that some of you were worried about the graphics performance with "just" a 50% boost, instead of the sexier sounding "5x the performance" of Mali T-604 that is in the Exynos 5 series for tablets, we compared the screenshot that was tipped to us with the other heavy hitters. Not all test components are filled with the non-final unit, but what's there paints quite the rosy picture.

As you can see, the results from what is likely still a prototype Galaxy S III unit, beat the current Android king Snapdragon S4, beat Tegra 3 by a large margin, take over the iPhone 4S by a tad in most GPU test components, and even hold their own against the mighty quad-core PowerVR graphics in the new iPad. Since we already heard rumors about "superlative" benchmarks from the new Exynos, we are inclined to believe the same will be true for the CPU as well.

Long story short, until we see some benchmarks from the Adreno 320 GPU in the next Snapdragon, or if the next iPhone uses the same PowerVR as the new iPad (which wouldn't make much sense), the Samsung Galaxy S III could very well rule them all in its finalized version. Therefore worries that the phone doesn't have the Cortex-A15 based Exynos 5 series inside, which has actually been developed by Samsung to power high-resolution tablets, are apparently premature.

Thanks, Fayez! 

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

omg. makes me wanna sell myself or my kidney just like the chinese iFan or myself just to buy this stuff. the words used in these article is giving me goosebumpss hahahaha i think im so attached. ok calm down boy.

9. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012


21. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

No, we're excited because it's ACTUALLY FAST. You, the iSheep, get excited because it has a new dual core 800 MHz processor!! Wow! Oh, and it has the new iCloud. This means that you can sync apps and music and stuff over the Cloud, just like Android! Only after 5GB, you have to pay money!! All I'm saying is, it's okay to be a sheep when your shepherd is the Terminator.


Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Windows prison sh?ep


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You wish u had these specs on ur outdated nokia windows but u cant poor u. wait another 2 years.

27. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


36. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

wooooo.... its gonna be a monster and hopefully worth the wait & hype.

2. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

It makes me go crazy whatever may be the next galaxySIII looks one thing we all must admit that we all enjoy these rumours.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

shut up and take my money

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I had also taken some screen-shots when they were in the GLbenchmark database. Check for yourself -- (this is already posted in the article) Also in Beyond3D forum, a member found in a kernel dump that Samsung has revved-up the frequency to 440MHz in the Mali400. Results show that it's more powerful than tegra3 and SGX543MP2 in iPhone4S. For comparison, SGS2 had Mali400 running at 266MHz.

39. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Something iPhoneArena forgets to mention is that the SGS3 is pushing 1280x720 pixels, while the SGS2 is pushing only 800x480 and the iPhone 4S only 960x640 To put it into clearer terms: SGS3 ==> 921,600 pixels iP4S ==> 614,400 pixels SGS2 ==> 384,000 pixels The SGS3 is faster than anything out there, has a 320dpi screen that is a whopping 4.6" huge and still thinner and lighter than the brickPhone! Take my money already!

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

4.8 inches. :)

5. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Beats the Bugatti Veyron EB16.4 by a Hugh Margin... The Ruler of Smartphones of All time... All you Other Phone... Make Way for the King....

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Mirror my sentiments brother... Shut up & take my money.

7. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

no.........neva.........GT-I9300 is GALAXY S2+ ,,, GT-I9500 is GALAXY S3

8. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

yea i read on that GT-i9300 is GS2 HD+ and the i9500 is the GS3 :P

12. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

no, ur wrong. shows SGH-I9500 as taizen based Samsung smartphone being tested. results are already up for it on that site., and it showed SGH-i9300 as Galaxy S3 before being removed.

45. maxximuscool

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

GT-I9500 ( != SGH-I9500 ) is running on ICS 4.0.3 and it is 1000Ghz Max/266Mhz Min CPU. Looks like GT-I9500 is a low end device. ========================= android.os.Build.VERSION.RELEASE 4.0.3 Device Name android.os.Build.DISPLAY IML74K android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK 15 android.os.Build.BOARD p990 android.os.Build.BRAND generic android.os.Build.DEVICE p990 android.os.Build.FINGERPRINT lge/lge_star/star_450-05:2.3.4/GRJ22/LG-SU660-V20f .420e8e68:user/release-keys android.os.Build.HOST tenkian android.os.Build.MODEL GT-I9500 android.os.Build.PRODUCT lge_star android.os.Build.TAGS test-keys android.os.Build.TIME 1329701754000 android.os.Build.TYPE userdebug android.os.Build.USER rmcc android.os.Build.VERSION.INCREMENTAL eng.rmcc.20120220.013515 OS Android Memory Page Size Screen size 800 x 480 System Color Bits System Colors Min CPU Freq 216 MHz Max CPU Freq 1000 MHz ====================

49. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you do realize that the LG Star is the LG G2X right?

10. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Galaxy S3 performance wise is looking very tasty. I just hope Samsung do it justice by designing a premium looking device made of premium materials and not a generic plastic box. Come on Samsung you can do it!

13. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

i like the plastic cause it keeps it super light!

16. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

A phone can feel premium while still feeling light, for example Nokia and HTC use polycarbonate casing which feels solid yet is light. Samsung have the know how to produce similar things, or they can utilise ceramic materials as rumours indicate. Either way for a flagship product I think it's important for it to stand apart from mid and low tier Samsung phones. It needs to shine alone!!

37. Tom1980

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Samsung uses polycarbonate reinforced with glass fiber in their Galaxy S2, Note and Nexus ;)

11. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I only trust 4 benchmark tests: Antutu, GL Benchmark, Browser Mark and SunSpider. not s**tty Quadrant and Linpack. Exynos 4412: The return of the King!

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I must admit that I prefer Quadrant to Antutu, as the second one puts too much stress in the CPU performance. But that is just a personal preference. But at the very minimum you should add Nenamark to your list of trustees!

17. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Nenamark is good, but it depends on the resolution and as a result, people are likely to have the mistake when seeing the benchmark. GL Benchmark is perfect for not only on tab/phone but also on PC. Quadrant is easy to be adjusted, so it's untruthful.

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

In my opinition, taking into account the resolution is the right thing to do. Nenamark at the end measures the final performance of the device and the user experince when using it, not merely the GPU performance. Of course I admit that to compare GPUs GL Benchmark is better, but to compare devices Nenamark is OK too.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

quadrant is one of the most easily faked tests there are.. same with linpack. if you do like to use quadrant, then you need to buy the pro version and take out the whole I/O section (i believe its the first big blue section off the top of my head) before you compare and contrast. Linpack is an I/O test as well. Both are useless and quite easily fluffed. Antutu is great. Pair it with nenamark2 and you have CPU and GPU tests. Smartbench 2012 is also a good one.

14. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

when did the iPhone become a benchmark? I hate it when a company has the superior design and option, but decides to go with the lower option for the sake of getting more money! this really cripples and slows down the wheel of technology! A15>A9 any day, and if the new galaxy comes with a quad A9, I would be really disappointed

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Samsung themselves have said as far as CPU power goes, the quad A9 and dual A15 run about the same power. The only advantage the A15 has is a little better battery savings and the bigger GPU meant for large high res devices. Of course, 5x the GPU power does sound a lot better than 50%.. :)

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