Its Samsung's turn to reveal some benchmark results for their latest devices. S2 uses the latest processor, produced by Samsung themselves, called Exynos 4210 (read more about it here), which used to be also known as Orion. Like most other dual-core designs of today, this SoC also uses ARM's Cortex A9 design so for CPU intensive tasks, you can expect similar results as the devices based on NVIDIA Tegra 2. Exynos 4210 will also use a new GPU, called Mali 400 which has been much hyped in the past, claiming several times the performance improvement over already excellent Power GSX540. Will Samsung meet this lofty expectation?
Oddly enough, we have TWO entries for Galaxy S2. Why?
Looking at the database of Smartbench 2011, we found two variety of S2, and both claim to be "Galaxy S2" - "GT-I9100" and "SHW-M250S". Quick search on Google reveals that both are model names for Galaxy S2. But the latter brings up a lot of Korean sites. Destined for two different continents? Not sure. But for some reason, there's performance disparity between these two, so I've listed them separately.
Lets look at the results:
There were 4 results collected for GT-I9100" and only 2 results for "SHW-M250S" but "SHW-M250S" results were much more recent.
Productivity Index numbers are certainly very competitive as expected. It is especially impressive for the "SHW-M250S" variant, but keep in mind that this is an average value for only 2 runs.
What about Games Index? There has been some preliminary benchmark results circulating on the internet on the S2 and they have not been very impressive for Samsung's latest GPU - Mail 400. It is no different here. At least their latest variation "SHW-M250S" shows some promise, getting closer to Tegra 2, but it is still behind even their own Hummingbird's PowerSGX540! Could Samsung have been mislead to believe that ARM's GPU solution is more competitive than it is in reality?
Samsung's latest dual-core effort - Exynos 4210, has been a mixed bag so far. Their CPU intensive numbers look very good but the GPU numbers are less than impressive. But if these (very small samples of tests) are any indications, they are certainly improving. Are there any room for further improvements before the immanent release of the S2? We will find out soon.
Smartbench 2011 results for Samsung Galaxy S2 (featuring Samsung Exynos 4210) revealed!
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