Performance Testing – Linpack and Quadrant

Note: this benchmarking section is currently experimental and constantly being tweaked to better reflect actual performance of these devices. In order to compare the performance of phones with similar clockspeeds, but different mobile architectures and operating systems, we have come up with this new experimental mobile device performance testing.

For this test, we ran the mobile versions of Linpack, a popular tool for measuring Floating Point operations in supercomputers. We ran Linpack on a variety of our own personal devices, including Android and iOS devices.

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    Disclaimer: Real world CPU performance isn’t necessarily indicative of MFLOPS score

Here we can see how big the performance differs between Android 2.1 and 2.2. With similar hardware to the EVO and DroidX, performance is much lower under 2.1


Quadrant is an entire system performance mobile benchmarking suite, which tests things like the CPU, Memory throughput, I/O access, as well as 2D and 3D Graphics.

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Interestingly enough, in this test we see the dominance of the TI OMAP3 SoC found in the Droid X and Droid 2. Also, this seems to be the only test where the Intrinsity-tuned, Hummingbird chip shows lesser performance over the Qualcomm Snapdragon.
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