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3Dmark for Android – Where you do Rank?

by On April 3, 2013

3dmark ice storm for androidFor years now 3Dmark has been the benchmark (pun intended) on how to tell if your computer system was hot or not. Up until now however if you wanted to see how your Android device ranked in benchmark tests you were out of luck; even considering many smartphones and tablets have comparable 3D capabilities of some console systems, notebooks, and PC’s. 3Dmark’s latest benchmarking software designed for mobile devices is called Ice Storm, and as you might have guessed the tests to see how well your Android device ranks takes place on an ice planet.

Ice Storm consists of three separate tests to push you device to its limits; two graphics tests, and a physics test. The first graphics test bombards your device with an average of 530,000 vertices, about 180,000 triangles, and 4.7 million pixels rendered per frame. Sounds intense doesn’t it? The second graphics test focuses on how well your device handles pixels by rendering about 12,600,000 pixels per frame plus testing high dynamic range, blurring, and particles. Finally the 3Dmark Ice Storm tests your Android device’s physics calculating abilities pushing the limits of the device’s CPU; the physics test is really where the 3D money is made.

When 3Dmark is finished punishing your device you’ll get 3Dmark Score which is simply a fancy calculation of all of the tests combined. The higher the score the better your Android system’s performance is. In other words your 3Dmark Score is nerd bragging rights as to how awesome your Android smartphone and tablet really is.

The following is a small sample list of some Android device’s 3Dmark’s Scores:

Device

CPU

GPU

RAM

Android OS tested

3DMark Score

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

1GHz Dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2

ULP GeForce (8-core)

1GB

4.0.4

1,360

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

1.4GHz Quad-core Exynos 4 Quad (4412)

Mali T400MP4

2GB

4.1.2

2,767

Nexus 7

1.2GHz Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3

ULP GeFOrce (12-core)

1GB

4.2.2

3,545

Asus Transformer Infinity TF700

1.6GHz Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3

ULP GeFOrce (12-core)

1GB

4.1.1

4,321

Nexus 10

1.7GHz Dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (5250)

Mali-T604 (quad-core)

2GB

4.2.2

8,055

LG Optimus G Pro

1.7GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

Adreno 320 (single-core)

2GB

4.1.1

10,262

So go ahead and download 3Dmark to your Android device and see where you stack up.

Source – CNet

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