What OS are those PPC G5's running? I'm thinking that's I big part of the poor bench results.Wow. That is over 2x the integer performance, almost 3x the FP, and over 3x the memory performance. That is seriously smoking. That's more than a frequency bump, that's a BIG gain in performance per mhz. Bigger leap than from the 3G to 3GS, bigger than the 3GS to the iPhone 4, AND bigger than the iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S
For the specs geeks out there, a GeekBench score of 1600 means that in terms of artificial benchmarks, the iPhone 5 now beats many of the PowerPC G5 based Macs (including the baseline system which is a score of 1000), all of the G4s, and the first 1.5ghz Core Solo Mac Mini. http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks
All the ones in that chart are running Mac OS X, I don't think that has much of an effect on benchmark scores. Benchmarks typically get all the horsepower they ask for unless the user is running some high priority processWhat OS are those PPC G5's running? I'm thinking that's I big part of the poor bench results.
It seems to be a random odd discrepancy. From the iPhone test results I linked, it's missing 12mb from the iPhone 3G, 3mb from the 3GS, 9mb from the 4, and 8mb in the 4S). So, my best guess is that it's simply getting the report of total memory by tallying system memory usage info and running into some rounding errors, or getting inaccurate data from something.Wait, 9MB are unaccounted for... there's supposed to be 1024MB... What's up with that?
The Note 2 has the same quad core Exynos 4412 as the international S3, just clocked slightly higher (1.6ghz vs. 1.4ghz), but it's a Cortex-A9, so likely, it will continue to beat the A6 in integer and floating point due to sheer number of cores, but still be behind in memory interface.Interested to find out how it will do against the galaxy note 2 quad core CPU.
From my history of devices there seems to be a foundation approach to commits to the kernel for general product releases. Thereafter the root community tests & applies known and as discovered upgrades that are vendor, SOC and device specific. One obvious example would be when the general Linux kernel is updated between Google's platform updates. Another would be porting of performance & stability code developed in the Linux PC space. Another would be exotics such as call recording which is a kernel based hack.I'm kinda surprised there's enough overhead in Android that you can gain almost 800 points by changing the kernel.