Smartphone Performance in GLBenchmark 2.5

Thus far there's no A5X equivalent in an iPhone, making the A5 the highest performing option from Apple in these charts. Clock speeds (and likely power management profiles) are lower on the A5 in the iPhone 4S than in the iPad 2, so performance should be a bit lower here than what you saw on the previous page.

The A5 has a significant fill rate advantage, however triangle throughput ranges from middle of the road to barely in the lead. In many cases NVIDIA's Tegra 3 or Qualcomm's S4 pulls ahead in triangle throughput.

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Fill Test

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Fill Test (Offscreen 1080p)

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Triangle Texture Test

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Triangle Texture Test (Offscreen 1080p)

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Triangle Texture Test - Fragment Lit

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Triangle Texture Test - Fragment Lit (Offscreen 1080p)

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Triangle Texture Test - Vertex Lit

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Triangle Texture Test - Vertex Lit (Offscreen 1080p)

Overall performance using Egypt HD puts all three of the S4 based devices ahead of the iPhone 4S. Ratchet up the resolution to 1080p and the standings don't really change, although the Exynos 4 quad moves up in the world a bit.

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD (Offscreen 1080p)

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt Classic

GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt Classic (Offscreen 1080p)

Final Words

The addition of iOS results to our GLBenchmark 2.5 charts doesn't provide much surprise. On the tablet side, Apple's A5X continues to be the benchmark to beat. The A5 however, especially in the iPhone 4S, shows its age in Egypt HD. Qualcomm's S4 and Samsung's Exynos 4 Quad both offer better graphics performance than the A5 in Egypt HD. The pressure is on for Apple to deliver something between the A5 and A5X in the next generation iPhone this fall. 

Tablet Performance in GLBenchmark 2.5
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  • Uritziel - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    This. Reply
  • UltraTech79 - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    "This." Is not a sentence, it is useless retardation. Reply
  • Cavalcade - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    Irregardless, it's always nice to have more data, but I'm still left wondering why most of the current benchmarks are given such weight. They don't necessarily reflect actual performance in common applications, and the systems are often different enough to make direct comparison a bit confusing. Reply
  • sarge78 - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    Why are they much higher on the GLBenchmark results website? Which one is reporting it wrong, the website or client?

    (The One S also gets the some results as the US One X, the fill test etc must've been performed in a lower power state or something)
    Reply
  • mshdk - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    I find it weird that nvidia produces Tegra 3 with lover fix performance than the apple chips considering nvidia primarily producing gfx cards. Reply
  • tipoo - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    Right now they use fixed function hardware, like the Geforce 7k era. The next Tegra will use Kepler era shaders. Reply
  • Uritziel - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    'unrelentless' ... really? Reply
  • Kidster3001 - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    Irregardless fits right in there with Unrelentless Reply
  • Dman23 - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    WOW. Apple's A series of chips are excellent. Apple's tablet SoC is a beast! Reply
  • amdwilliam1985 - Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - link

    Too bad it's "made" by Apple and for Apple iProduct only.
    Sad for the tech industry.
    Reply

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