Snapdragon S4 Pro Mops the Floor with Tegra 3 and Samsung Exynos 4412

New benchmarks show that quad Krait is much more powerful than anything else on the market

By Constantin Murariu on July 25th, 2012 11:31 GMT

We reported about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro micro-processor many times before. Here you can see it in action at this year’s UpLinq and here is a demonstration of its graphic processing power. New benchmarks have apparently surfaced the internet today and they show Krait completely thrashing the competition.

The chip in the spotlight is designated APQ8064 and it comes with asynchronous clocked cores that will vary their frequency depending on the level of performance requested by the threads running on that certain processing core.

This seems to be a much more efficient way to reduce power consumption than Nvidia’s Tegra 3 “4+1” approach.

The APQ8064 is a very capable processor, and, as you saw in our previous reports, it is able to fluently play six different FullHD video clips and switch between them with no stuttering or lag.

Testing the Adreno 320 endowed quad-core chip in popular benchmarks only shows how far ahead the Krait architecture is when compared with today’s stars like Samsung’s Exynos 4412 inside Galaxy S III and Tegra 3 inside Google’s Nexus 7.

In the popular Quadrant benchmark, quad Krait is 119% faster than the Tegra 3 inside Nexus 7 and 72% faster than the Exynos 4412 inside Galaxy S III.

Getting to the Vellamo test, the APQ 8064 development platform scores 53% higher than Nexus 7 and 44% faster than the Exynos quad-core Cortex A9 processor.

The Java performance is also way higher, as Nexus7 is 45% slower and the Galaxy S III is 18% slower.

The GLBenchmark is the most humiliating scenario for Krait’s competition, as the APQ8064 scores 109% faster than Nexus 7 and 33% faster than Galaxy S III.

For complete details on Qualcomm’s quad-core development platform and more pictures head over to this site.
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