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Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Fold features more than an outlandish design. It is also outfitted with some serious horsepower. The Galaxy Fold is packing Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM, and a whopping half-terabyte of internal storage. This is the same SoC found in all of the new Galaxy S10 variants, but only the Galaxy S10+ can match its 12GB of RAM in its highest-end configuration. Obviously, we are interested in seeing how these specs translate into performance. Fortunately for us, benchmarks for a "Samsung SM-F900F" have found their way into GeekBench's database. The SM-F900F model number corresponds to the international variant of the Galaxy Fold. The listing indicates 11388MB... Read more...
The latest version of the enthusiast tool GPU-Z has launched bringing with it new features and stability updates. The latest version is GPU-Z v2.12.0, and one of the main goals for this version of the benchmark was to detect fake NVIDIA graphics cards. The "fake" cards don't have the GPU that is listed in its specifications according to the benchmark results. When such a video card is detected, GPU-Z will add "[FAKE]" to the name field for the graphics card, as seen in the screenshot below. The update promises to be able to detect a fake RTX 2060 that has a GK106 GPU, for instance. Another major feature in the update is that the benchmark can now extract and upload the graphics card... Read more...
Basemark has introduced a new graphics performance benchmark for various operating systems and platform categories, allowing users to compare the performance of next generation mobile, automotive, and desktop GPUs. It's called Basemark GPU and it is available as a free download for consumer use. According to Basemark, not only is Basemark GPU the newest graphics performance tool on the market, it's also the most versatile. "We have poured all of our soul and expertise in making this product. The work started two and half years ago and this massive project has culminated in today’s launch of a true state-of-the-art product," said Arto Ruotsalainen, CEO of Basemark. "We believe Basemark GPU... Read more...
As if we needed more examples to demonstrate how outdated Apple’s current Mac Pro line is, a $1500 USD AMD Ryzen R7 1700 powered PC recently smoked a loaded $5500 Mac Pro in a Photoshop benchmark. Tech Guy posted the showdown to his YouTube channel recently as part of a series for content creators to understand the differences between different systems. Mac Pros have maintained a strong reputation among creative professionals despite lacking any revisions since 2013. The two computers tested have more or less analogous CPUs on the surface, each housing 8-cores clocked at 3.0GHz. Both systems are running 250GB solid-state drives and the Mac Pro has four times as much system memory with 64GB of... Read more...
Suit-up mech pilots! Titanfall 2 has landed! Developer Respawn has returned with a sequel to its frenectic-paced FPS from 2014, offering yet even more stylistic wall-running, double-jumping and a bit of mech-on-mech action peppered throughout. Titanfall 2 is not your average first-person shooter, to say the least. The original TitanFall was fun but quaint affair that felt under supported, with DLC distribution that essentially fragmented the community. Acknowledging this shortcoming  for the sequel, EA and Respawn are promising that all additional content made available post-purchase, (maps, cosmetics, missions, modes etc.), will be free of charge to all who own Titanfall 2. Moreover the... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, Futuremark began handing out copies of PCMark for Android to members of the press, in an effort to get its leaderboards filled up a bit while the finishing touches were being put on the app. That might give you pause in that the results, generated today, are not going to be entirely accurate when the final version comes out, but that's not the case - Futuremark has encouraged publication of results generated with the benchmark. What makes PCMark for Android a useful benchmark is that it not only tests for performance, but also for battery-life and performance combined. Solutions like this have already existed, with some especially good ones from the folks at BenchmarkXPRT,... Read more...
Phablet fans are in a good place right now -- there's the LG G3 with impressive specs, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4, and even Apple is rumored to be releasing a large size version of its iPhone. Having choices is always a good thing, especially when those choices put up impressive benchmarks scores like the Galaxy Note 4. Samsung's upcoming phablet has been spotted in AnTuTu's database with an Exynos 5433 SoC in tow. The other version of the Galaxy Note 4 will sport a Snapdragon 805, though the Exynos 5433 appears to be the faster part, and by a pretty good margin. Source: AnTuTu In AnTuTu Benchmark v4.0, the octa-core Exynos 5433 scored 40,303 points, which ranked comfortably ahead of the... Read more...
Futuremark first revealed in May of this year that it was working on a new DirectX 11 test for its popular 3DMark benchmarking program that would focus on gaming laptops and mid-range systems. Now just a few short weeks later, Futuremark is announcing the immediate availability of Sky Diver, which is a free update for all 3DMark users. Sky Diver includes a Demo run, two Graphics tests, a Physics tests, and a Combined test. As you might imagine, the Graphics tests measure GPU performance, the Physics test measures CPU performance, and the Combined test evaluates both the GPU and CPU. Running the Demo (or opting not to run it) doesn't affect the score in any way. The first Graphics test focuses... Read more...
Today, Futuremark is expanding into the enterprise space with Servermark, which the company says is “a new benchmark that will enable IT professionals in businesses large and small to accurately measure and compare the performance of servers.”   Here at HotHardware, we spend a lot (a lot!) of time looking at products developed by Futuremark. Each laptop, desktop, and phone that we touch eventually runs through a suite of Futuremark benchmarks. By and large, the company has become the de facto standard across the industry, and a product cannot be fully evaluated until it has posted scores from a Futuremark product. As for Servermark, the product is presently in development, and... Read more...
Apple's new A7 SoC that sits at the heart of the iPad Air and iPhone 5S is a fast chip. Benchmarks and analysis have shown that it picks up its additional performance over the older A6 thanks to a mixture of architectural tweaks and, in some cases, its new 64-bit architecture. On average, the gains are split about 60/40 between the two areas, with more performance gains from the microarchitecture enhancements. But in one notable case -- the popular 3DMark, cross-platform benchmark -- this hasn't been true at all. In 3DMark Ice Storm, the iPhone 5S is significantly faster in GPU workloads -- almost 3x as fast, in fact -- but its CPU performance is actually slightly slower than the A6, as measured... Read more...
The folks at Futuremark dropped us a note this morning to let us know that Steam will be serving up its popular PCMark 8 benchmark starting sometime today. PCMark 8 is a handy tool that combines benchmarking, battery life tests, a dedicated benchmark for solid state drives and hard disk drives, and real-world tests using popular applications from Adobe and Microsoft. Kicking off the availability of PCMark 8 through Steam is a 25 percent discount. For a "limited time," you can snag PCMark 8 Professional Edition for $37.49 rather than its normal selling price of $49.95. In addition, keys purchased from Steam are interchangeable with the standalone version, so you needn't worry about that. The paid... Read more...
Futuremark has made available its 3DMark benchmark for Windows RT a little over a week before Microsoft is scheduled to release Surface 2 on October 22, 2013, the company announced today. Surface 2 boasts several improvements over its predecessor, both inside and out, but if you're wondering how its performance compares -- and in particular its gaming performance -- 3DMark will tell you the score, literally. There's a lot to like about 3DMark. For one, it's available as a free app for Windows RT devices from the Windows Store. Secondly, it's a cross platform benchmark that uses the same tests as the Android and iOS editions. What this means is you can compare scores of two totally different devices,... Read more...
The benchmarking world is a highly fluid one, with comparisons changing by the month and cutting-edge innovations rendering once-reliable tests as archaic. The third-party world usually doesn't have much trouble keeping pace, but today, an interesting announcement shows that OEMs themselves are watching the numbers... perhaps even more than we'd envisioned. Broadcom, Huawei, OPPO, Samsung Electronics and Spreadtrum today announced the formation of MobileBench, a new industry consortium formed to provide more effective hardware and system-level performance assessment of mobile devices. The consortium will "initially focus on addressing the need of developers to better understand every element... Read more...
Futuremark recently undertook a major revamp of its popular PC performance tool, and this time, it’s creating one benchmark to rule them all. The new 3DMark launched with support for Windows PCs and laptops, and – as of today – also supports Android devices, including tablets and smartphones. Apple iOS and Windows RT support is also planned, but Futuremark hasn’t given a timeline for those operating systems yet, beyond "Soon." If you have an Android device, you can pick up the new 3DMark Android Edition free from Google Play. One of the cool things about Futuremark benchmarks is that they're fun to watch. Image credit: Futuremark The new 3DMark (not to be confused with... Read more...
Unigine announced a new GPU benchmark known as Valley Benchmark. From the same developers who created Heaven Benchmark, the Valley Benchmark is a non-synthetic benchmark that is powered by the Unigine Engine, a real-time 3D engine that supports the latest rendering features. This benchmark features a number of graphics technologies and interactive modes. The Valley Benchmark includes 64,000,000 square meters of very detailed terrain that includes mountains with snow-capped peaks, green expanses, rocky slopes, flowers, and a number of other photorealistic renderings. Unigine's previous generation Heaven Benchmark was widely known to make heavy use of DX11 tessellation effects to increase terrain... Read more...
For 14 years, Futuremark's 3DMark benchmarks have served as a reliable point of comparison for PCs with a vast range of CPU and GPU configurations. Now, the company is branching out into cross platform testing. The new 3DMark (there's no year or modifier attached) is designed to allow for apples-to-apples comparisons across x86, Android, iOS, and Windows RT devices. Only the PC version of the test is being made available today, but the associated technical documentation tells us a great deal about how the cross-platform testing will be handled. The new 3DMark has three tests: Ice Storm, Cloud Gate, and Fire Strike. On the PC, all three tests run using DX11's ability to target specific API frameworks: ... Read more...
If there's a universal truth among performance junkies, it's that records are meant to be broken. It doesn't matter if you're talking about the Olympics, racing the quarter-mile in a hotrod, or ripping through Futuremark's 3DMark Vantage benchmark at a breakneck pace, the latter of which overclocker J. Lin demonstrated using four HIS brand Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards.  J. Lin used a sophisticated LN2 cooling setup to chill the cards and overclock them to 1480/1910MHz, up from the stock clocks of 925/1375MHz. He was also aided by an Intel Core i7 3960X processor overclocked to 5.6GHz, 8GB of Viper Xtreme Division 4 DDR3 memory, 120GB Corsair Force SSD, 1,200 watt High Current Pro power... Read more...
We love benchmarks here at HH, so it’s always good news when another one comes down the pike. Today, Rightware released Basemark CL, an OpenCL benchmark aimed at desktop machines, with an embedded profile version in the offing. With Basemark CL, Rightware is attempting to deliver a benchmark that puts realistic stress on OpenCL implementations with image manipulations tests and physics tests. The software can run single or multiple tests and checks the bandwidth limitations between the CPU and GPU and also checks the extra computing power OpenCL affords a system. Rightware is positioning Basemark CL as a development tool for manufacturers and OEMs. Rightware Releases Basemark CL for Multicore... Read more...
Last month, SiSoftware released the 2012 edition of Sandra, the popular system analysis and benchmarking program. We recently sat down with Adrian Silasi, the creator and chief developer of Sandra, to discuss how he got started, how Sandra distinguishes itself in a crowded marketplace, and whether we'll see the utility popping up on other devices in the future... An Interview with SiSoft Sandra Developer, Adrian Silasi... Read more...
Last month, SiSoftware released the 2012 edition of Sandra, the popular system analysis and benchmarking program. We recently sat down with Adrian Silasi, the creator and chief developer of Sandra, to discuss how he got started, how Sandra distinguishes itself in a crowded marketplace, and whether we'll see the utility popping up on other devices in the future. Before we hit the interview, a bit of introduction is in order. Sandra was one of the first popular benchmark suites, but it's evolved considerably over the past 14 years. While we tend to use it for straightforward CPU and memory tests, it's capable of much, much more—particularly when it comes to exploring specific aspects... Read more...
Now is undeniably not the time to ignore the mobile market. Consider some statistics that explain why. According to market research firm IDC, tablet shipments are up more than 300 percent year-over-year, while eReader shipments are up 167 percent. Smartphones are everywhere you look, and it seems that all chip makers want to talk about is the mobile market. Welcome to the age of mobile computing. BAPCo (Business Application Performance Corporation), maker of SYSMark, hopes to lead the welcome committee, but it wants your help. The company today announced it has begun developing TabletMark, which as you can surmise by the name is a benchmark for tablets. So what does BAPCo want from you? "With... Read more...
With Bobcat and Llano launched, AMD has one more major product overhaul set for this year. The company's Bulldozer CPU will launch in the next few months, and after years of waiting, enthusiasts and IT industry analysts are both curious to see what AMD has in its high performance pipeline. A Turkish website, Donanim Haber, recently got its hands on what they claim is a Bulldozer FX processor--but while we're going to talk about the site's findings, we'd recommend readers take them with some caution. The new octal-core processor is an AMD FX-8130P running at 3.2GHz base speed, what's reported as a 3.7GHz Turbo speed, and a 4.2GHz clock speed if only half the CPU's cores are in use. This implies... Read more...
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