Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review
Performance: Graphics and General System Level
3DMark Ice Storm is an OpenGL ES 2.0 benchmark test that uses fixed off-screen rendering at 720p then scales the output to fit the native display resolution of your device. Ice Storm includes two graphics tests designed to stress the GPU performance of your device and a physics test to stress its CPU performance.
Thanks to its relatively powerful quad-core SoC, the Note 8 put up some good physics and overall scores here. Take note, however, that in the graphics related tests, the Note 8 trailed a couple of competing devices.
The Android-based AnTuTu benchmark does a nice job of measuring individual subsystem level performance for our tablet competitors here, with models for CPU, GPU, RAM and IO (or storage subsystem) performance.
In this test, the Note 8.0 shows a commanding lead over most slates that shipped in the dual- and single-core era. The Note 8 also outpaces the quad-core equipped Galaxy Note 10.1, however.