Ready for another monster phone? Samsung thinks you are, and may have just tested their newest out. On GFX Bench, the 5.9-inch (yeah, exactly) Galaxy Mega 2 is believed to have made an appearance. In addition to a roll-your-eyes screen size, the rest of the specs are equally groan-inducing.
We’ve got our hands on an international edition of the LG G3 this week ready for action with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. This is a quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.5Ghz. This is the MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 paired with an Adreno 330 GPU, ready to roll with Android 4.4 KitKat inside.
Qualcomm is readying the Snapdragon 805, and with new processors - and the superlatives to go along with them - proliferating, it’s trying to address the question of whether the new chip is the “Next Big Thing” or not. I caught up with Qualcomm to find out what makes the Snapdragon 805 special, to run some early benchmarks ahead of the first commercial devices arriving later in the year, and to see if its advances in 4K, CPU/GPU performance, camera tech, and more add up to a chip worth having.
Benchmarks for the 2013 model Mac Pro surfaced back in June. At the time there was some mixed opinions in terms of those results. The Geekbench test had returned a score of 23,901 and while that was roughly 2,000 points above the previous Mac Pro flagship -- some were expecting much higher numbers based on claims by Apple.
Earlier this month, the AnTuTu benchmarking tool raised a bit of a firestorm when it showed Intel's Atom Z2580 out performing offerings from Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Samsung. This led to BDTI, a consulting firm, showing that not all instructions were being executed by the Intel processor, causing a false boost in results. As such, AnTuTu has issued a revised version of the benchmarking tool, and Intel has fallen 20-percent as a result.
Apple's new Mac Pro 2013 may not be on sale yet, but that hasn't stopped the compact new workstation from cropping up in benchmarks and, in the process, giving us a hint of its Xeon E5-powered performance. A listing supposedly for the new Mac Pro - which Apple gave us a sneak peak of at WWDC earlier this month - has shown up at Geekbench, complete with a mighty impressive score.