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.

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11 Comments

1. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 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.

5. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

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.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

4. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

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.

6. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

Galaxy s vs iPhone 4..no results?

9. mk unregistered

galaxy s beat 4gs

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

8. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 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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