We all know that Quad-core processors are the trending chipsets within mobile world today, and we’ve all seen at MWC 2012 that most vendors showcased at least one such handset.
Qualcomm’s forthcoming processor Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 uses two Krait cores running at up to 1.5GHz, Adreno 225 graphics shows interesting benchmark results convincing even the most pessimistic person that dual-core CPU’s are still making a difference and to back it up even more guys at AnandTech got their hands on a device equipped with such a chipset (S4 Krait ) and went testing it.
The benchmark test results from Linpack multi-threaded shows that the dual-core CPU simply blows away any competition like Galaxy S II (which didn’t even match half of the new S4′s result), iPhone 4S, Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR and others.
While the GLBenchmark test results revealed that although the score wasnt so impressive as the processing scores (Linpack), its Adreno 225 GPU managed to stay on top of the list beating 2nd place – the iPhone 4S and 3d place – LG Optimus 3D quite comfortably.
Adding to the MSM8960′s impressive benchmark scores the fact that it is manufactured on a 28nm process, which not only equals a more compact chip but also improves battery life over previous dual-core platforms, we can conclude that dual-core cpu’s are not obsolete at all.