Anandtech tests Qualcomm Krait S4 MSM8960, it’s super fast!

Posted by – February 22, 2012

Anandtech got their hands on the 28nm Qualcomm S4 Krait MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5Ghz reference development platform running Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and they put it through some benchmark tests posted here. It looks to be extremely fast! Consider benchmarks aren’t always relevant nor reliable to measure performance, some setups can be more optimized to look better on benchmark. Actual in-app and in-use performance is what counts and can be hard to measure. This new Qualcomm 28nm processor looks awesome though, look forward to lots more Qualcomm S4 Krait MSM8960 video-coverage here on ARMdevices.net this coming week as plenty of new phones and tablets are likely to be shown using this processor at Mobile World Congress!

You can see a couple of my MSM8960 videos filmed last month at CES:
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, Android ICS Qualcomm Krait MSM8960 Tablet with Keyboard Dock
Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 Tablet Gaming performance

Source: anandtech.com

  • Marc GP

    Nice to see these Qualcomm improvements, looks better than I expected.

    But I think I will prefer an Exynos 5250 for a top device. CPU performance will be similar (if not better, because Exynos use stock Cortex-A15) but GPU performance will be much better, and Mali T604 has unified shaders, able for GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectCompute, etc. …).

    Hard times for Tegra and Atom processors. :)