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Xiaomi Mi3 scores highly at GFX Bench thanks to Tegra 4

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Xiaomi Mi3 scores highly at GFX Bench thanks to Tegra 4
The Xiaomi Mi3 handset, built by Chinese OEM Xiaomi, is getting closer to a launch and a trip through the GFX Benchmark site showed that the device held its own against heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. The GFX Benchmark site also revealed some of the specs on the phone such as the 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor under the hood, Android 4.2.2 installed and the 1080 x 1920 display.

The GFX Benchmark measures graphic performance on phones and tablets in a way that allows for comparisons between individual models. The Xiaomi M3 was put through the tests on June 28th and is currently the top smartphone based on its score. The device finished ahead of the "Google Edition" HTC One and the international version of the phone. It also topped the "Google Edition" version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the international variant of that phone as well.

The Xiaomi Mi3 will probably end up sold in China and surrounding markets only. Still, it gives us an idea of what to expect from a well-spec'd Tegra 4 equipped handset.

source: MyDrivers (translated), gizChina via IntoMobile

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posted on 08 Jul 2013, 04:55 1

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

No no noooo! That power hog will run the Mi-3? SD800 is the power/efficiency SoC to get, I'd say that's a bigger buying point for me than a phone's branding. Sony Honami, Galaxy Note III, Oppo Find 7 and hopefully the Mi-3 on the 800, gimme one of these!

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 05:52 2

3. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

S800 which Qualcomm showed in benchmarks was in a tablet, it won´t as good in phones. Phones have about 2W TDP, but tablets have about 4,5 W TDP.
But I agree that tegra is not suitable to phones, Tegra 4 (probably) draws about 4W, but maybe Nvidia worked on to bring TDP down and that might be why tegra came so late to the party.
I really hope that Tegra 5 will bring Nvidia back on its feet, what I have heard about tegra 5 sounds really great so here is hoping.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 06:18 2

6. hisaak (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)

Any numbers to support your claims? Or you just repeat the myth you heard somewhere else?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 10:57 2

12. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

When Qualcomm showed of its S800 it was in a tablet. And tablets are allowed to have a bigger TDP. It is logical that tablets have more power. But no, this has not been confirmed and this is just me thinking, I am sorry that I didn´t write it in my first comment.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 05:23 4

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)

Tegra 4 is heading to flopville

With all those Raw speed and power, still nobody trusts Nvidia?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 05:55 1

4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

Bye2 crapdragon...
Here I come Tegra 4!!
Lol XD

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 05:58 2

5. FlushGordon (unregistered)

Goodluck finding an OEM with that

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 06:43

8. Ehtisham124 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Same type of comment u did in the artical of moto x "clear camera"......... congratulations u got one like :D

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 07:02

9. Ehtisham124 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

where u said "bye to lumia here i com Moto " haha

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 06:32

7. rdeleonp (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)

GFXBench 2.5?

Let's see 2.7 results.

Huh? "No results yet"?


I smell something fishy.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 07:15

10. farhanmohdyousaf (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 May 2012)

what if its Tegra 4i, i know the cpu clockspeed of tegra 4i is higher then 1.8 ghz but it has fewer gpu cores and that could translate why Mi3 has lower score then shiield

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:46 1

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It scored lower than the Shield because the GPU is clocked at a lower frequency. The Shield is a thick gaming controller with a (very small) fan and heat sink, as well as a large battery, so it can afford to be clocked higher. This is what I expected in the first place, no way will the Tegra 4 be as powerful as the Shield in a commercially available smartphone, it runs way too hot and draws way too much power.

Snapdragon 800 will be the SoC of the year, unless Samsung outs a new variant of the Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.9+ GHz and one of the more relevant GPUs from PowerVR or Mali. Though there won't be any difference in every day performance, I'm just speaking from a perspective of raw power.

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