Be it Smaug, Maleficent or Vermithrax Pejorative, the infernal beast, shall always invoke images of raw power and force. Yesterday was no different, as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor has been benchmarked by CNET’s Erik Franklin. The results make one thing clear: The 805 processor stands victorious over the competition.
The Snapdragon 805 processor is an ARM based SoC (System on a Chip) consisting of a quad-core Krait 450 CPU (up to 2.7Ghz) and an Adreno 420 GPU, a combination boasting the ability to display full 4K video on your smartphone, tablet or Ultra HD television.
For the purposes of the benchmark, Franklin employed Kishonti Informatics’ GFX 3.0 benchmark, a popular alternative to 3DMark. According to Franklin, the GFX 3.0 tool proved to be the more useful tool as it allowed for a better one-to-one comparison between devices. 3DMark only tests devices in their native resolution.
The data in the chart shows how readily the Snapdragon 805 eclipses the competition, including Apple’s iPhone 5s, which touts Apple’s custom A7 SoC. Although the Snapdragon 805 currently reigns supreme, Qualcomm is not content to rest on its laurels. Currently in development are the Snapdragon 808 and 810, Qualcomm’s SoC solutions that will offer 64-bit instruction. How these two new chips will stack up to the 805 remains to be seen, as Qualcomm plans to launch the chip sometime during the first or second quarter of 2015.
To see how your Android device stacks up against the new Snapdragon 805, head to the Play Store and download a copy of Kishonti’s GFX 3.0 benchmark.
Website Referenced: CNet