Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MDP benchmarks [Will Blow You Away]

Qualcomm was kind enough to invite us to play with their newest MDP devices last week, which included a tablet and a phone, both packing the company’s latest and greatest chip to date: The Snapdragon 800 SoC (MSM8974).

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The tablet features an 11.6 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (with a microSD card slot) and a 12 megapixel rear camera with a 2 Megapixel front facing camera, all powered by a 3400mAh Li-ion battery along with your usual connectivity features like LTE, Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and sensors for humidity, etc.

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Likewise, the phone has almost exactly the same specs, but features a 4.3 inch 1280 x 720 pixels screen and a smaller 1500 mAh battery instead.

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But y’see, it’s not the hardware that’s impressive about this MDP, rather it’s the Snapdragon 800 inside. Since we had access to it, we put it through the usual set of benchmark tools, and got some pretty insane results.

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Qualcomm S800 MDP tablet benchmarks:

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Qualcomm S800 MDP phone benchmarks:

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Just to put that all into perspective, here’s what the current flagship phones scored in comparison:

 

S800 MDP tablet (MSM8974) S800 MDP phone (MSM8974) Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Exynos 5 Octa)
Quadrant 2.0 20,534 22,006 13,224
Vellamo 2.0 2,990 2,912 1,933
AnTuTu 3.x 35,676 33,548 28,064
SunSpider 0.9.1 (ms) 552 568 723
SunSpider 1.0 (ms) 654 675 N/A
GLBenchmark Egypt 2.5 Offscreen (fps) 66 69 39
CF-Bench 36,532 33,984 20,800
AnTuTu 10,252 10,912 8,132
3DMark (Ice Storm) 13,822 14,369 10,165
Linpack (multi-thread) 843 928 560
Smartbench (productivity/gaming) 10,387/4,298 10,068/4,548 6,884/3,700
SunSpider: lower scores are better
Samsung Galaxy S 4 (S600) HTC One (S600)
Quadrant 2.0 12,652 12,510
Vellamo 2.0 1,910 2,324
AnTuTu 3.x 26,023 25,250
SunSpider 0.9.1 (ms) 783 988
SunSpider 1.0 (ms) N/A N/A
GLBenchmark Egypt 2.5 Offscreen (fps) 38 36
CF-Bench 28,100 26,282
AnTuTu 5,712 6,084
3DMark (Ice Storm) 11,147 11,493
Linpack (multi-thread) 632 569
Smartbench (productivity/gaming) 7,265/2,702 7,136/2,851
SunSpider: lower scores are better

So as you can see, the Snapdragon 800 pretty much kicked butt at benchmarks and was well ahead of it’s predecessors, and competition. Unfortunately we didnt have any devices with NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 around to see how it would compete, but the SoC scene sure is certainly heating up, eh?

Cant wait till we see actual retail devices running these chips!

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  • sgs2

    I hate being an early adopter, had to just wait it out and upgrade at the end of the year, now I’m stuck with an almost outdated s4 i9500, even though it can still run every app out there flawlessly, the fact that I know that it is already playing catch up in terms of specs just hurts, man it sucks.