Droid 3 Wanders Into GLBenchmark Packing TI’s OMAP4

Benchmarks are a funny thing. While I sometimes enjoy them as a rough gauge on how well processors do against competition, I never completely rely on them as Bible truth. For all you benchmark-whores out there who have been dying to see how the Texas Instruments’ new OMAP4 would stack up against the competition, Motorola’s […]

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Benchmarks are a funny thing. While I sometimes enjoy them as a rough gauge on how well processors do against competition, I never completely rely on them as Bible truth. For all you benchmark-whores out there who have been dying to see how the Texas Instruments’ new OMAP4 would stack up against the competition, Motorola’s Droid 3 popped up in an GLBenchmark today and managed to do quite well for itself. Also note that the Droid 3 was originally speculated as coming shipped with a Tegra 2 processor but these recent benchmarks seem to put that rumor down.

You’ll notice in the first test that it performed a little under the Optimus 3D in the Egypt test but that can be attributed to the higher resolution qHD display found on the Droid 3 (the more pixels, the harder for the CPU has to work).

In the second “Pro” test the OMAP4 actually outperformed Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip found inside the Droid X2 and Atrix but just under dual-core Snapdragon devices like the Sensation and Evo 3D. Interesting.

Again, while this definitely has me scratching my chin, I would need to see a few more benchmarks (read: Angry Birds) before making any sort of judgement call on which processor is “better.” Also, this does have me curious as to how Samsung’s upcoming dual-core Exynos processor will fair against the competition.

[Via Anandtech]

 

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