the ruling vm, 22 Dec 2015Well android apps will always be stuck on a jvm.Nope. The only apps stuck on the jvm, are the ones made for it. Developers have the posibillity of making apps that run natively, but for reasons I can't comprehend, Java still seems like a popular language.
As a user of custom Android ROMs, Google Nexus, stock Android ROMs, etc......
I can tell you that there is no problem with Android's performance. It's all the Google Apps, Samsung/Manufacturer Apps, and shitware that comes out of the box. Advanced users wipe the OS and install Cyanogen Mod or some other good ROM or just a cleaned-up version of the official OS with all the crapware removed.
You can install Google Play seperately without the Google software suite afterwards.
Who cares about the fúcking multi-core performance?
Single-core performance is the only important. Most Android programs and games are single threaded. And emulators (DosBox, PPSSPP, ...) which require the highest CPU performance, they are single threaded.
If google helps samsung make a cleaner ui and a better ui,that means it will be more optimized. More optimization and more power (Exynos 8890) that means unstoppable phone
Raindrop, 18 Nov 2015You gotta keep in mind that geekbench works different on PCs or laptops since their processors... moreWell why would one compare a mobile CPU to a high end desktop CPU? But I can tell you this these mobile CPUs are more powerful than my Intel pentium b950. And I am pretty sure they are more powerful than some i3 and i5 processors obviously not current year. You have to realize that 7400 on geekbench is monster performance and is definitely faster than desktop CPUs for example apples A9x processor is slower than the 8890 in multicore performance. And the A9x has been said to outperform a core i5 CPU of 2013. Which is impressive.
evgenpwnz, 26 Nov 2015this total bullshit. TEGRA 4 and X1 beats all exynos and iphone fused together. why no1 gives ... moreLol tegra 4? You mean k1? Smartphone GPUs for 2016 stomps k1 and is even better than X1 at max core.
Nvidia? Are you broken? Their chip is nowhere near being usable in smartphones.
Plus they have absolutely nothing to be being prased of. GPU? Apple and Qualcomm have a very competitive GPUs. Both apple and qc have a strong optimisation as much as (if not better in wider game range) nvidia. CPU is nothing to be proud of. Its not even level of kirin 950 and company. And BTW its been almost a year from X1 announcement and the only mass device with it is useless nvidia home console. If they were so good, then no way it could be that useless. I agree that nvidia is ok, but it doesnt hold a candle to apple a9 and hardly to even air 2.
this total bullshit. TEGRA 4 and X1 beats all exynos and iphone fused together. why no1 gives attention to incredible nvidia? are they in some nongrant section , or what? u guys are sold.
Long live Nvidia and Geforce, tegra and cuda.
Raindrop, 18 Nov 2015You gotta keep in mind that geekbench works different on PCs or laptops since their processors... moreYou raise a very relevant point. In fact operations like encryption that have special hardware in mobile may skew the results. Still, in the context of these simple operations, the achievement of the mobile CPU is more than commendable! I would be interested to see the results given a more sophisticated and representative test.
Grey1213, 17 Nov 2015Do you happen to struggle with basic English?maybe ..
but unlike you i have no doubts about your basic reading comprehension ;-)
Sean Lumly, 17 Nov 2015The Exynos 8890 CPU performance is INCREDIBLE! The multi-core geekbench score beats most Macbo... moreYou gotta keep in mind that geekbench works different on PCs or laptops since their processors are based on different architectures and instructions. a mobile phone processor is far away from reaching a high end PC processor.
Marc Aurel, 17 Nov 2015Anandtech knows that there is no way to effectively multithread most apps used on mobile devic... moreExcept anandtech themselves have shown that there is benefit in multicore. Plus so far whenever there has been more than 4 cores it has always been for efficiency.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2015I'm still wondering, how apple develops such a SoC as A9? Where comes that knowledge from? t... moreMobile tests are different to desktop tests and cannot be compared. Apparently.
Harmonica, 17 Nov 2015samsung is less efficient even after having a 2nm advantage over TSMC ;-)Do you happen to struggle with basic English?
I'm still wondering, how apple develops such a SoC as A9?
Where comes that knowledge from?
that chip used in iPad Pro beats nearly i5, even graphic performance nearly caches geforce 740M.
Does intel and nvidia were cheating us all those years??