Author: Bob Buskirk
After doing a few Android tablet reviews we have compiled a list of benchmarks that we use. They include the following.
Linpack for Android
Electopia Game Benchmark
We will be comparing most of our results with the original Le Pan TC970 tablet.
Quadrant Standard is a CPU, I/O and 3D graphics benchmark.
Quadrant Standard also gives you a graph that compares your device to other devices out there. So you see how we did against some of Samsung’s devices.
AnTuTu Benchmark tests Memory Performance, CPU Integer Performance, CPU Floating point Performance, 2D 3D Graphics Performance, SD card reading/writing speed and Database IO performance.
The LINPACK Benchmarks are a measure of a system’s floating point computing power. Introduced by Jack Dongarra, they measure how fast a computer solves a dense N by N system of linear equations Ax = b, which is a common task in engineering. The solution is obtained by Gaussian elimination with partial pivoting, with 2/3*N3 + 2*N2 floating point operations. The result is reported in Millions of FLoating-point Operations Per Second (MFLOP/s, sometimes simply called FLOPS).
This test is more a reflection of the state of the Android Dalvik Virtual Machine than of the floating point performance of the underlying processor. Software written for an Android device is written using Java code that the Dalvik VM interprets at run time. We ran the multi-thread test.
Electopia is a new tablet benchmark here at ThinkComputers. Unlike existing mobile benchmarking applications available for Android enthusiasts, the Electopia OpenGL ES 2.0 benchmark is written by game development experts in a manner that is representative of advanced, real world mobile games. Electopia provides accurate graphics performance measurements along with unique features like the ability to isolate GPU performance from other system factors like LCD resolution. We ran the benchmark at a resolution of 800 x 480 and again at full screen resolution of 1024 x 768.