Samsung Galaxy S III shreds the iPhone 4S in GPU benchmarks

Looks like Tim Cook has some explaining to do. Did you expect anything different from Samsung’s Exynos quad-core? It’s built on Samsung’s 32nm high-k + metal gate LP process. It integrates four ARM cortex A9s that run up to 1.4 GHz. Each core can be controlled individually when needed to save power consumption. They also operate on their own voltage and frequency plane. You won’t find a fifth core, but Samsung feels they don’t need it with the 32nm HK+MG LP process.


The GPU is still the same ARM Mali-400/MP4 from the dual-core Exynos, but we aren’t sure how it clocks. Also the same is the dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller that feeds the SoC. This performance should be competitive with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 with lower power levels.

As you can see in the above image, the GPU side of things are quite impressive. Samsung is now the new king, but will that hold up when the iPhone 5 launches later this year?

For the Browser and CPU, the Exynos quad-core takes out the iPhone 4S, but there is considerable competition from the HTC One X and the Lava Xolo X900. Of course the Vellamo benchmark below is Qualcomm based so take that for what it’s worth.

source: anandtech


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • http://www.youngwebbuilder.com/ Young Web Developers

    This looks like the next phone to have, although It annoys me that it will be out of date in a few months.  Considering the price of $600 Im guessing, my keyboard wouldn’t do pounds for some reason :P And im british. Anyway, not many people can afford to keep upgrading when their hardware becomes inferior.

  • EviLRome0

    just wondering if the comparison of the galaxy2 was a 1.2ghz or the 1.5ghz version

  • Blade

    I currently got a Galaxy Note and there isn’t a real need to upgrade to a S3 at this moment. The S3 will be the only Android phone which has quad core graphics. No game developer in the right mind will make a game based off the S3 capability. However, by the end of the year, we will more likely see more and more android phones with the same graphics card or better, then would be the best time to get an android phone with such graphics power.