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  1. MannyZ28's Avatar
    They keep on rolling in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0GYodO98mJg



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    06-16-2011 11:46 PM
  2. Djblue's Avatar
    Apparently only 1 core is used on the dual core snapdragon processors until the second one is need. That plus the high resolution qhd screen and htc sense which hogs a lot of resources makes the benchmarks lower than other dual core procs.
    That's what's being said anyways....it all sounds right though. As fast as this things running I don't care if it only got a quadrant score of 3, i'll still get it.
    06-17-2011 12:06 AM
  3. FocusFreak's Avatar
    Apparently only 1 core is used on the dual core snapdragon processors until the second one is need. That plus the high resolution qhd screen and htc sense which hogs a lot of resources makes the benchmarks lower than other dual core procs.
    Not sure I buy that. One of the devs on XDA said the higher res display isnt going to throw off numbers that badly. If Quadrant doesnt recognize a 2nd core, why are the S2 and GX2 scores nearly double what the 3D is putting up?
    06-17-2011 12:14 AM
  4. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Quadrant really is weird, going from 1800 to as much as 2300...talk about huge inaccuracies!
    06-17-2011 12:18 AM
  5. Djblue's Avatar
    Not sure I buy that. One of the devs on XDA said the higher res display isnt going to throw off numbers that badly. If Quadrant doesnt recognize a 2nd core, why are the S2 and GX2 scores nearly double what the 3D is putting up?
    That's what I was wondering....that also makes me believe that the snapdragon truly does use only 1 core until the 2nd is needed. I may email qualcomm about it later.
    06-17-2011 12:20 AM
  6. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Not sure I buy that. One of the devs on XDA said the higher res display isnt going to throw off numbers that badly. If Quadrant doesnt recognize a 2nd core, why are the S2 and GX2 scores nearly double what the 3D is putting up?
    Because neither of the other two have an asynchronus CPU meaning they can be turned off and throttled independently of each other.

    Also, if you play computer games, and your cpu/gpu is less than top of the line, you will notice a jump in resolution immediately, it does make a big difference. The gpus in phones are powerful nowadays, but compared to gpus in the PC market they don't stand a chance, so for them having to push that many more pixels does make a difference.
    06-17-2011 12:20 AM
  7. peppergrinder314's Avatar
    Quadrant is bull****! I ran quadrant on my stock Evo then ran it on my rooted Evo with a custom Rom that run way smoother and faster and it gave me a lower score than stock. Real world applications is the true benchmark people put too much stock in benchmarks. There are tricks to make a phone score higher than they should....Think certain phone companies have caught on Hmmmmm
    Update: ^^And what he said! Well said good sir! Exactly!
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    06-17-2011 12:22 AM
  8. splmonster's Avatar
    So the better question is.. When does the CPU think it needs the second core? Benchmarking should be pushing that phone to its limits. Yet not enough to turn that core on? I don't buy that at all. If benchmarking can't get that second core turned on... What will? Also how much worse does battery life get when the second core is going? It's already being said it has so-so battery life.
    06-17-2011 12:22 AM
  9. FocusFreak's Avatar
    Because neither of the other two have an asynchronus CPU meaning they can be turned off and throttled independently of each other.

    Also, if you play computer games, and your cpu/gpu is less than top of the line, you will notice a jump in resolution immediately, it does make a big difference. The gpus in phones are powerful nowadays, but compared to gpus in the PC market they don't stand a chance, so for them having to push that many more pixels does make a difference.
    Ah ok, makes sense.
    06-17-2011 12:24 AM
  10. splmonster's Avatar
    Because neither of the other two have an asynchronus CPU meaning they can be turned off and throttled independently of each other.

    Also, if you play computer games, and your cpu/gpu is less than top of the line, you will notice a jump in resolution immediately, it does make a big difference. The gpus in phones are powerful nowadays, but compared to gpus in the PC market they don't stand a chance, so for them having to push that many more pixels does make a difference.
    Just remember Manny that Android and all the apps/games in the Market are native in 480x800 currently on the phone devices. Yes that will change, but as of right now QHD is stretching the image.
    06-17-2011 12:25 AM
  11. MannyZ28's Avatar
    That's what I was wondering....that also makes me believe that the snapdragon truly does use only 1 core until the 2nd is needed. I may email qualcomm about it later.
    I actually talked to Qualcomm about that on Facebook, and here was their response:

    "Well, to be fair, the HTC Sensation & Evo 3D use rad QHD screens which look pretty slick, but def affect benchmark results. Quadrant & Smartbench have GPU as well as CPU tests that negatively impact higher-res screens. BTW, these 2 devices haven't officially launched yet so these test results are based on software that has not yet been fully optimized. Will def be interesting to see how results changed with fully optimized software!"

    My initial comment to them was:

    "Why do the HTC Sensation and Evo 3d suck so bad in the most commonly used benchmark tests like Quadrant, Smartbench 2011?"

    And my last response to which I didn't get an answer yet was:

    "
    True but the Sensation has been launched so it is final software. As far as the resolution goes the Motorola atrix with its tegra 2 runs at the same resolution and scores higher as well. I watched a lot of sensation reviews and a lot of them think that maybe power management turns one of the cores off which may explain the lower than expected scores? Any merit to that? Many reviewers say the phone is fast, but it just doesn't feel 1.2 ghz dual core fast. Rather disappointing to hear that..."


    I tried to rub some salt into the wound to have a better chance of getting a more technical response out of them, but apparently that didn't work

    Either way, I am still super excited to get mine next week!
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    06-17-2011 12:25 AM
  12. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Just remember Manny that Android and all the apps/games in the Market are native in 480x800 currently on the phone devices. Yes that will change, but as of right now QHD is stretching the image.
    I don't think that's true for all. On some benchmarks you will see a black area (such as smartbench 2011), Quadrant and Nena Mark 1 and 2 do not have the black areas meaning they do calculate all the pixels.
    06-17-2011 12:28 AM
  13. splmonster's Avatar
    I don't think that's true for all. On some benchmarks you will see a black area (such as smartbench 2011), Quadrant and Nena Mark 1 and 2 do not have the black areas meaning they do calculate all the pixels.
    It is true, just read the Android dev site, and into the coding for apps and games. Android is native at 480x800, and ICS will bump that up. However Froyo and GB are 480x800 native.
    06-17-2011 12:30 AM
  14. nkd's Avatar
    Not sure I buy that. One of the devs on XDA said the higher res display isnt going to throw off numbers that badly. If Quadrant doesnt recognize a 2nd core, why are the S2 and GX2 scores nearly double what the 3D is putting up?
    It does matter. however adreno 220 is much more powerful so it might make up for that resolution. The new sanpdragons are designed very differently to make them more effecient. It would be nice to get an explanation. The wasy sense 3.0 runs on it tells me that sense is fully optimized for it while the benchmarks might not be. Either way I care about how fluid the ui runs over benchmarks anyday.
    06-17-2011 12:30 AM
  15. Djblue's Avatar
    I actually talked to Qualcomm about that on Facebook, and here was their response:

    "Well, to be fair, the HTC Sensation & Evo 3D use rad QHD screens which look pretty slick, but def affect benchmark results. Quadrant & Smartbench have GPU as well as CPU tests that negatively impact higher-res screens. BTW, these 2 devices haven't officially launched yet so these test results are based on software that has not yet been fully optimized. Will def be interesting to see how results changed with fully optimized software!"

    My initial comment to them was:

    "Why do the HTC Sensation and Evo 3d suck so bad in the most commonly used benchmark tests like Quadrant, Smartbench 2011?"

    And my last response to which I didn't get an answer yet was:

    "
    True but the Sensation has been launched so it is final software. As far as the resolution goes the Motorola atrix with its tegra 2 runs at the same resolution and scores higher as well. I watched a lot of sensation reviews and a lot of them think that maybe power management turns one of the cores off which may explain the lower than expected scores? Any merit to that? Many reviewers say the phone is fast, but it just doesn't feel 1.2 ghz dual core fast. Rather disappointing to hear that..."


    I tried to rub some salt into the wound to have a better chance of getting a more technical response out of them, but apparently that didn't work

    Either way, I am still super excited to get mine next week!
    It's a shame they wouldn't comment more. I wonder how the benchmarks wiuld change if the phone wasn't running sense.
    I'm with you man, i'm ready to throw this hero out and get my evo 3d next week too
    06-17-2011 12:31 AM
  16. splmonster's Avatar
    I want to know how to get that second core to come on, if that is truly the case. I want to see what the thing is capable of. Because obviously games will get higher FPS as well.
    06-17-2011 12:32 AM
  17. MannyZ28's Avatar
    After watching the SGS2 go through quadrant many times, I do believe that they are able to cheat a little bit. Every single time it was pitted against the Sensation, the Sensation finished first, wouldn't you think that would indicate it would score higher too? I remember the old Quake 3 timedemos, the faster it finished, the higher your score (fps) was, obviously.

    I mentioned this before, but that first graphics test is stuck at 15 to 17 fps on every single phone, except the SGS2 which makes it to 59 - 60 for the entire run. The walk through test on the SGS2 is also always at 59 to 61 fps. The Evo 3d sticks in the 30 to 40 range and maxes out at 61 just before the turn on the steps. Now this test I believe that the SGS2 just has a more powerful gpu. Now the next one with the planet is suspect again where I have seen a SGS2 get over 100 fps! All other phones seem to be limited there to just 60. I'd love to hear Quadrants input on why the SGS2 gets this special treatment for those two tests.
    06-17-2011 12:33 AM
  18. FocusFreak's Avatar
    It is true, just read the Android dev site, and into the coding for apps and games. Android is native at 480x800, and ICS will bump that up. However Froyo and GB are 480x800 native.
    So the higher res display doesnt mean anything until the 3D gets ICS? Wow, thats like next spring probably.
    06-17-2011 12:35 AM
  19. peppergrinder314's Avatar
    After watching the SGS2 go through quadrant many times, I do believe that they are able to cheat a little bit. Every single time it was pitted against the Sensation, the Sensation finished first, wouldn't you think that would indicate it would score higher too? I remember the old Quake 3 timedemos, the faster it finished, the higher your score (fps) was, obviously.

    I mentioned this before, but that first graphics test is stuck at 15 to 17 fps on every single phone, except the SGS2 which makes it to 59 - 60 for the entire run. The walk through test on the SGS2 is also always at 59 to 61 fps. The Evo 3d sticks in the 30 to 40 range and maxes out at 61 just before the turn on the steps. Now this test I believe that the SGS2 just has a more powerful gpu. Now the next one with the planet is suspect again where I have seen a SGS2 get over 100 fps! All other phones seem to be limited there to just 60. I'd love to hear Quadrants input on why the SGS2 gets this special treatment for those two tests.
    Your catching on!

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    06-17-2011 12:35 AM
  20. splmonster's Avatar
    After watching the SGS2 go through quadrant many times, I do believe that they are able to cheat a little bit. Every single time it was pitted against the Sensation, the Sensation finished first, wouldn't you think that would indicate it would score higher too? I remember the old Quake 3 timedemos, the faster it finished, the higher your score (fps) was, obviously.

    I mentioned this before, but that first graphics test is stuck at 15 to 17 fps on every single phone, except the SGS2 which makes it to 59 - 60 for the entire run. The walk through test on the SGS2 is also always at 59 to 61 fps. The Evo 3d sticks in the 30 to 40 range and maxes out at 61 just before the turn on the steps. Now this test I believe that the SGS2 just has a more powerful gpu. Now the next one with the planet is suspect again where I have seen a SGS2 get over 100 fps! All other phones seem to be limited there to just 60. I'd love to hear Quadrants input on why the SGS2 gets this special treatment for those two tests.
    I have done multiple benchmarks on PC's and finishing first never means higher scores. Remember that Samsung caps it's FPS at 60fps, so it is capable of more then that. HTC caps at 60fps, and LG caps at 100fps I believe?
    06-17-2011 12:35 AM
  21. Slayix312's Avatar
    So the higher res display doesnt mean anything until the 3D gets ICS? Wow, thats like next spring probably.
    At least it will be before the SG2 which will probably get it around Christmas 2012.
    06-17-2011 12:38 AM
  22. peppergrinder314's Avatar
    Higher resolution people! Everyone knows higher resolution is harder on gpu and cpu so yeah your going to get a drop in fps but cleaner graphics

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    06-17-2011 12:39 AM
  23. peppergrinder314's Avatar
    At least it will be before the SG2 which will probably get it around Christmas 2012.
    Lmao at this^

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    06-17-2011 12:40 AM
  24. splmonster's Avatar
    At least it will be before the SG2 which will probably get it around Christmas 2012.
    Well considering the Nexus 3 is slated for Christmas and will be the first device with ICS. No neither phone will have it before that. Expect both to get it next year.

    Higher resolution people! Everyone knows higher resolution is harder on gpu and cpu so yeah your going to get a drop in fps but cleaner graphics

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    Yes you are correct, however this is not a huge bump in resolution by any means. At least for me when doing PC benchmarks, I lose maybe 10fps going from 1280x720 to 1920x1080. You won't see cleaner graphics until Android natively runs in that higher res.
    06-17-2011 12:40 AM
  25. Djblue's Avatar
    At least it will be before the SG2 which will probably get it around Christmas 2012.
    Ahh nooezz the end of the world...when sammy updates the gs2 with ICS. Never knew we would all end that way
    06-17-2011 12:42 AM
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