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The Samsung Galaxy S line is a gamers dream

The Samsung Galaxy S line is a gamers dream
One of the first Samsung Galaxy S phones to be released in the US is the AT&T Captivate, with an emanate release of the Epic 4G for Sprint, Vibrant for T-Mobile, and Fascinate for Verizon coming soon. One of the main features of the Galaxy S line of phones is the 4" Super AMOLED display, but what good is that if games are going to look choppy? The people over at AndroidAndMe had compiled some benchmark tests with the new Samsung Captivate next to other phones and say it's a gamers dream. This is due to the device's 1GHz Hummingbird processor, which contains the newest PowerVR SGX540 GPU, compared to the Motorola DROID, DROID X, and DROID 2 that use the older SGX530 GPU. What does this mean for gamers? Simply put, the Samsung Galaxy S line offer the most frames-per-second out there, with the Captivate running Neocore benchmark at 55.8 fps, which is 30% faster than the Motorola DROID X at 42 fps. The Samsung Captivate also takes home the best score in Nenamark and GLBenchmark Pro, but GLBenchmark HD has it at 3rd place after the DROID X and myTouch Slide. After that, the devices were tested using GLBenchmark 2.0, which measures the OpenGL ES 2.0 capabilities of the device and also measures performance with full-scene anti-aliasing (FSAA), that helps avoid aliasing (jaggies) on full-screen images. Once again, the Samsung Captivate comes out on top with 2-3 times the GPU performance of the older SGX530 and Adreno GPUs. Based on these tests, the Samsung Captivate offers the best gaming experience out of the Android phones, and this should carry over to the rest of the Samsung Galaxy S line once they are released. Now all we need are some more high-end games to be available that can take advantage of the high fps count.

Samsung Captivate Review | Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S line launch event in NY

source: androidandme

The Samsung Galaxy S line is a gamers dream
The Samsung Galaxy S line is a gamers dream

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)

WOW..... i hope these test will be reflective of the other Galaxy devices for the other carriers as well. this would mean a crushing series for samsung. not bad at all.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 19:09

5. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

So, what kind of games are there that I can play with it? Am I looking in the wrong place because I really haven't found anything on Android Market in terms of real gaming. :\ it'd be nice if someone could reply.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 14:32

10. QUAKE (unregistered)

Quake 2 and Quake 3 are on marketplace. They look like direct PC ports (the menus even still ask if you want to play music from the cd drive). It runs at 60 fps. Word has it that Unreal maybe making it's way to Android.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 15:07

2. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

nice. but i'm still sticking with my moto droid x.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 16:15

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

I hate Windows 6.5 next time I will buy Android phone.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 17:09

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Nokia N8's GPU is better. Look at all the GPU results:http://www.glbenchmark.com/result.jsp The only thing holding it back from complete domination is the CPU. Galaxy S is sick though in terms of its results. Gotta give it that.

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 19:01

11. Anony (unregistered)

You're looking at the old benchmark, look at the new, the Galaxy S has double the frames and a higher score.

You probably just have buyers remorse.

Right now the Galaxy S series has the best CPU and GPU that is in a phone right now.

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 23:42

6. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)

Galaxy s vs iPhone 4..no results?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 01:35

9. mk (unregistered)

galaxy s beat 4gs

posted on 14 Jul 2010, 09:57

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

galaxy has more horsepower than anyphone jrcrow.. including the iphone4. theyve compared them before. for now, galaxy is the king.. by far.

posted on 14 Jul 2010, 15:08

8. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)

emanate: -verb. to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate imminent: -adjective. likely to occur at any moment; impending Just thought I'd clear that up.

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