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Mobile processor ratings

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by kevincott, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert
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    Does anyone know of an article the objectively rates the different mobile processors? Exynos vs Qualcomm vs Nvidia?

    Possible an expanded article rating against Intel mobiles or even desktop oriented chips?

    I did some searching and came up empty.

  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

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  3. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert
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    While somewhat interesting, the fastest processor doesn't mean the same as the best workhorse.

    AMD has routinely been faster than Intel but Intel (normally) has been the best overall workhorse.

    Also any maker may/maynot use a chip to its full potential with surrounding hardware and applications.
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    i suppose it would be hard to subjectively compare each chipset as it depends on what device theyre used in, with what kernel and for what purpose :thumbup:
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    That's what the benchmark tests are for.
  6. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes and no.

    Normally when you find an article comparing Intel vs AMD the authors will take pains to make the surrounding hardware and software as comparable as possible to go apples vs apples AMAP.

    With simple HTC One vs S4 type benchmarks we are at the mercy of the total packages, exp: some Android skins are known resource hogs which would make an impact. Do the One and S4 have the same memory speeds?

    It seems like with all the Android, Apple, BB, and Windows fans out there some website would have tried to directly compare chips in an objective manner.
  7. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    That's the point why we use benchmarks on mobile phones. Unlike PCs where we can pick our parts to complement each other best, we can't do that on a cellphone. We are at the mercy of manufacturers. What does it matter if say the S4 has a faster processor than the One when say the memory speed on the One is so much faster that it makes them equal? The benchmark would be a better picture of which is the faster phone than getting the individual scores for the chips. The overall speed of the device is much more important than the processor speed.

    To give a car analogy, a Toyota GT86 has a 2.0L engine, smaller than a camry's 2.4L engine. However the GT86 has a higher top speed than the camry despite having the smaller engine. Basically, the whole is greater than the sum of ita parts.
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