Texas Instruments Showcases OMAP 5 GPU Capabilities with GLBenchmark 2.5

In February, Texas Instruments compared the browser rendering performance of its OMAP 5 platform to the Nvidia Tegra 3, and the benchmark results showed OMAP 5 was twice as fast @ 800 MHz than the Tegra 3 @ 1.3 GHz.

Today, they’ve uploaded a video showing the 3D performance a tablet based on OMAP 5 (and PowerVR SGX 544-MP GPU) against a market-leading tablet (I guess it’s the Apple iPad 3 with PowerVR SGX 543 GPU) using GLBenchmark 2.5 with the following setup:

  • 1080p resolution.
  • On-screen and off-screen tests were conducted to compensate for the “Vysnc Limited” scenarios.
  • (24bpp) 16bit depth tests to better represent high-end game content
  • Power saving mode disabled and device connected to a power source.
  • No background tasks and airplane mode “on.”
Texas Instruments OMAP5 vs Apple A5X vs OMAP4 GL Benchmark 2.5
GLBenchmark 2.5 Offscreen Results

The on-screen results show 38 fps for the OMAP 5 vs 34 fps for the other platform, or a 12% performance boost. Off-screen results give 45 fps for OMAP 5 vs. 43 fps for the other platform. That’s a little disappointing for new SoC, but if the other plarform is indeed the iPad 3 then it’s not that all surprising as the GPU are very similar. However, it’s still a massive improvement over OMAP 4470 which only scores 19 fps on the off-screen tests.

GLBenchmark 2.5 is only available in source code form (to selected companies I suppose) and is not available yet on Google Play or the Apple store, so you won’t be able to test it by yourself just yet. Texas Instruments will be at Computex, June 5-9 2012, in Taipei, so we should be able to learn a bit more very soon.

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