A Quick Look at Antutu 5 Alpha 2 Benchmark

Antutu Labs has released an alpha version of Antutu 5 on XDA Developers, and although I can’t share it directly,you can request a copy by sending an email to Antutu. I did that, received the apk (antutu-benchmark-v5-alpha2.apk). and decided to try it on Tronsmart Vega S89 Elite TV Box and ThL W200 smartphone

They’ve added three new tests, replacing the 2D and 3D benchmarks in the process:

  • Added CPU single thread benchmark (integer and float)
  • Real Game engines used for graphics benchmarks: Cocos2D, and Havok Vision
  • HTML5 Test
Antutu 5 (Click for Original Size)
Antutu 5 (Click for Original Size)

The user interface is very similar to Antutu 4, but you’ll notice the new HTML5 Web Test before starting a full test.

Antutu 5 2D Graphics Benchmark (Click for Original Size)

You’ll start seeing more changes with the 2D graphics tests which are very similar, but you can still feel it’s different, and the test resolution is now clearly shown during the benchmark.

Antutu 5 3D Graphics Benchmark (Click for Original Size)
Antutu 5 3D Graphics Benchmark (Click for Original Size)

But it’s the 3D graphics benchmarks that’s completely different, and uses Havok Vision gaming engine. Both ThL W200 (Mediatek MT6589T with PowerVR SGX544 GPU @ 720p) and Tronsmart Vega S89 Elite (Amlogic S802 with Mali-450MP6 GPU @ 1080p) really struggled with the benchmark, rendering the demo often below 10 fps. More screenshots here and there.

Antutu 5 Benchmark Results (Click for Original Size)
Antutu 5 Benchmark Results (Click for Original Size)

The result window is about the same apart from the single thread results, and there’s no comparison window, possibly because it’s an alpha version. There’s also an history view that shows the results in a nice condensed form that’s not in Antutu 4, or that I never noticed. ThL W200 could complete the test, and surprisingly the score (16431) is about the as a Antutu 4.x (16412). On Vega S89 Elite, Antutu stopped right after the 3D graphics test, and I could not get a score. Most people seems to have a higher score with Antutu 5.x (e.g. Galaxy Note 3 N9005 gets 45,000+), so scores won’t be comparable directly.

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