Amlogic S912 launch has been delayed by a few months, and if we are to believe the data from GFXBench (test 1; test 2), the reason could be that they switched the design from a Mali-T7xx GPU to a more powerful Mali-T830 GPU.
S912 processor is still based on four Cortex A53 core @ up to 2.0 GHz like in S905, but the GPU will be much more powerful.
One person noticed these results and wrote an analysis and comparison (in Korean) against the Mali-860MP2 GPU found in Mediatek MT6755 SoC (Helio P10) SoC.
So while Mali-860MP2 is faster for all listed benchmark the advantage is not that great. His analysis compared benchmarks (read post for details) concludes that the GPU in S912 could be clocked at around 650 MHz.
Thanks to Adriano for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
Out of curiosity I tested my MT6595M device and I get the following scores:
Manhattan 3.1 Manhattan T-Rex ALU ALU2 Fillrate Texturing
6.0 6.0 18 10 1511
So, while it is great news to hear they updated the GPU to something newer the graphical performance is still not that impressive, and even though already 2 years old RK3288 remains the best SOC if you intend to game on your mini pc. Hope to see more devices with MT8173 since this seems to be the best all around mini pc SOC.
Some diplaying problems I see
Just to make sure: are these 1080p offscreen results?
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
Yes, I posted the 1080p offscreen results.