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Test results: CPU Performance

The new Exynos 4412 is a significant step ahead compared to the older Exynos 4210. It has a higher clock speed, twice as many cores, manufactured in a more efficient production process and a GPU that is more than 100 percent faster than its predecessor. That the Exynos 4412 is faster was to be expected of course, the question is how Samsung's new processor fares compared to nVidia's quad-core Tegra 3 (HTC One X) and the new Snapdragon S4 (HTC One S) dual-core processor by Qualcomm.

Four benchmarks give an indication of the processing power of the CPU. BenchmarkPi calculates the number pi as fast as possible and CPUBenchmark is based on a variation of workloads. Antutu is new in our benchmark suite, for both integer and floating points computations. The best performing phone is at the top of each chart.

The benchmark results show that the new Exynos 4412 is one of the fastest processors currently around, but doesn't quite beat the competition. In the single-threaded BenchmarkPI and CPU benchmarks the Tegra 3, Snapdragon S4 and even the old Exynos 4210 in the Galaxy Note score higher than the Exynos 4412.

When we look at the Antutu integer and floating point benchmarks that are optimised for multi-core processors, then the Exynos 4412 does come in first, followed by the quad-core Tegra 3.


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Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Blue

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