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Samsung Galaxy Nexus to get an upgraded GPU?

31 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy Nexus to get an upgraded GPU? - read the full textNenaMark 2 is a popular Android benchmark for 3D performance and it offers an online database of results. Interestingly, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with an updated GPU popped up in the results. The Galaxy Nexus uses a TI OMAP 4460 chipset, which packs a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. That's the same GPU...


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It's still not enough to top the dual core SGX543MP2 in the Apple A5.

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  • 2012-02-02 00:08
  • 4I84

> In reply to cjdelphi @ 2012-02-01 08:40 from sG%5 - click to readYou should try chainfire 3D, it's even better with 4x antialiasing. Asphalt6 works perfect on SGSII and it's free on samsungapps.

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  • 2012-02-01 23:51
  • LaIc

i heard the BCM2763 in the nokia 701 is pretty powerful.

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  • 2012-02-01 11:15
  • wfJy

I ran nenamark on my i9100, 1st time got 51.6 and the rest were around 49 mark, on the stock 2.3.6, my transformer prime on 4.0.3 got 56.4.
The powerVR 544mp2 is very quick but I would like to see the benchmark on a PS Vita which is the 544mp4+ and a quad core A9, I want to see android running on that...

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  • 2012-02-01 10:46
  • wgA7

> In reply to Hi @ 2012-01-31 19:57 from Lh@5 - click to readmali 400gpu is one of the worst GPU's i've ever come across, yes it's fast, but that's about it, it's no where near complete vs a powerVR GPU..

If you have a galaxy 2, play asphalt 6 (you'll notice little red tracer lines lines where the game fails to render some of the objects thanks to the lack of API support from the GPU)

Try Fast 5(if you find it) it runs but all you can see is outlines of polygons and stuff.

From the market place, try Real Racing 2, it crashes on the first lap, power VR GPU on the other hand has no issues..

Sad to say but my Galaxy 1 may run slower and gets whipped, but it's stable enough to play all those games and more... the Mali 400 GPU simply curls over and dies...

Stick with PowerVR or Tegra, mali sucks (fast at what IT CAN do) but sucks in real world for 3D gaming...

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  • 2012-02-01 08:40
  • sG%5

powervr sgx543mp > Mali 400.
its benchmark score is twice that of mali 400.
i think galaxy s3 should be integrated with this gpu.

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  • 2012-02-01 06:37
  • tE%q

The PowerVR SGX 543MP2 in the iPhone 4S/iPad 2 is being utilized in games like Infinity Blade II, Asphalt 6, Real Racing 2, Bike Baron, Galaxy on Fire 2, Sky Bandits: Rise of Glory, ect...because of the big userbase but this SGX 544 won't.

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  • 2012-02-01 00:55
  • 4cSy

Tegra 3 phones will drop soon, anyone know how that gpu compares to these?

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  • 2012-01-31 23:39
  • YPaS

The best android gpu is mali 400
The best phone gpu is the 543mp2 iphone4s it scored twice as much then mali400 and also has a higher resolution

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  • 2012-01-31 19:57
  • Lh@5

Both 4460 in the Nexus and 4470 in this benchmark are heavily underclocked. 4460 in the Nexus is like a 4430, GPU runs at a 308MHz, not the full 384MHz. This 4470 has a CPU clocked at 1.3GHz when it really should be 1.8GHz. This sole fact suggest that the 544 is running at around 200MHz.

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  • 2012-01-31 18:25
  • 0UUh

This is good and all but it needs to get a SD Card Slot

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  • 2012-01-31 17:33
  • jxxN

> In reply to Piotrek @ 2012-01-31 17:11 from mMFK - click to readYes, but the Galaxy S II has lower-res screen (480x800 vs. 720x1280 for the Galaxy Nexus)

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  • 2012-01-31 17:23
  • 35EH

Galaxy S II had 46 FPS in this test.

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  • 2012-01-31 17:11
  • mMFK

Wow!!Samsung- i gotta give it to you!!Cheers. Samsung is hell bent on leaving apple behind and i am in awe of their efforts so far. It's a long ladder to climb but i feel samsung is up for it >>BEWARE

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  • 2012-01-31 17:02
  • Iaam

The apple A5 sports a better 543MP2... This one is better than omap4460 but far far away from apple...

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  • 2012-01-31 17:01
  • S1RH

It's running Android. It needs all the help it can get.

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  • 2012-01-31 16:36
  • 4$ve

You wrote:"(they are both clocked at 384MHz in their respective chipsets)".I can see that Pablo`s GPU clock speed is 512MHz.Does this mean that the graphics card internal clock can also be overclocked?

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  • 2012-01-31 16:31
  • nxEL

No problem, It'z done by Samsung.

I even can't think about how many galaxies out there...

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  • 2012-01-31 16:29
  • iwpB

hmmm. that is interesting. As flagship model, Galaxy Nexus should anyway equip with better GPU to compete with Apple.

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  • 2012-01-31 16:27
  • uH$S

it's not bad...

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  • 2012-01-31 16:14
  • Lddx

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