Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: Spearheading Windows 10 Mobile

Performance: Graphics and System Tests

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of scores—too many to graph so we’re including a look at all the numbers in a table. This test measures subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU, and RAM (speed).

AnTuTu Benchmarks
General System, CPU and Subsystem Performance

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AnTuTu on Windows 10 for phones doesn't run the exact same tests as Android or iOS. There are some tests missing and others that output different results versus other platforms.  We've gone ahead and charted the Lumia's results anyway, but it's probably only the two Lumia devices at the top that are directly comparable, and even then we're not too confident in the results. What this test does show is the Lumia 950 leading the Lumia 1520 by a decent margin overall, but the deltas in some tests are relatively small.

Something we didn't chart were the storage scores for the Lumia 950. Internal storage seems to be pretty snappy, with write speeds over 614.7MB/s and reads in the 312.5MB/s range.

Android Graphics Benchmarks

To get a feel for how graphics performance on the Lumia 950 compares to other devices, we used GFXBench, which has been one of our standard graphics performance benchmarks for a while now. In order to ensure V-sync and resolution aren’t limiting factors, we compare off-screen test results.
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Things didn't go too well for the Lumia 950 here. It's graphics performance falls somewhere in the middle of the pack.

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