The Nvidia Tegra 3, Qualcomm S4, and now the Apple A5X…all of these beastly new quad chipsets claim to be the best. Don’t make any judgement yet. There’s another contender here to join the fray, and it just may be a winner. I’m referring to Huawei’s K3V2. Developed in house by Huawei, this quad core monster comes in 1.2 & 1.5 gigahertz configurations and features a 16 core GPU. For those of you keeping track at home, that’s 4 more than the Tegra 3. From the look of these benchmarks, it makes a difference.
This first benchmark, devised by Powerboard.com, tests megapixels per second in each device’s native resolution.
As you can see, the Ascend D eeks ahead of the Exynos powered Galaxy Note and leaves the rest in the dust, despite the Qualcomm MSM8260 being overclocked to a hearty 2GHz.
In the more familiar Nenamark 2 benchmark, which tests OpenGL ES 2.0 framerate (for those unfamiliar), the Ascend D Quad XL came out on top again, with a frame rate of 62.75. As expected, the S4 and Tegra 3 are the closest contenders.
OK, so time for an obligatory spiel on benchmarks. The truth of the matter is, they are by no means a definitive representation of the devices they benchmark. Different benchmarks emphasize different aspects which in the long run of the testing sequence can make all the difference in results. Plus, their purpose is to put the devices to their limits. In a real world application, you likely aren’t going to hit those limits often. So realistically, all of these chips should feel plenty fast, but Huawei’s offering just might be the fastest.