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HTC Glacier benchmarks redux -- the GPU

The HTC Glacier shows it's face at again, this time showing off its GPU scores.  Last week we saw a bunch of CPU scores from the Glacier, along with loads of fun speculation about the chipset -- even some Project Emerald got thrown in the mix.  Prepare yourself for some more :)

It seems that when you sit down and do some math, you end up with figures that fit the Qualcomm QSD8672 Snapdragon chip.  It's a third-generation Snapdragon, with a feature list that will knock your socks off:

  • Dual CPU up to 1.5 GHZ
  • 45 nm tech for low power draw and better performance
  • WSXGA (1440x900) screen support
  • 1080p recording and playback
  • HSPA+ (that's the 28Mbps kind) and CDMA Rev 0/A/B support
  • 80 million-triangles-per-second 3D graphics

Works for me, and I'll go on record saying that I do think we're looking at Project Emerald.  I'll leave the geniuses over at AlienBabelTech explain it fully, you can check it out at the source link.  I just want to say "do want" to whomever might be listening. [AlienBabelTech]

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

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  • What carrier will this be coming to. I hope verizon!
  • Tmo baby
  • Sprint!!!
  • Just give me the 1080p encode decode. Though this in the ace would be nice
  • ok, so as it stands, it barely beats the Samsung Galaxy S in CPU and the Galaxy S beats it in GPU tests. Although probably still in beta, common...
  • Shows you how much of a beast the hummingbirds. Really is can't wait for their dual core version
  • Yeah but the screen support is nice and hopefully has flash on its camera. I get around the same results with the benchmark for Evo... so low... =/
  • Oh how I wish you could upgrade the chipset on these phones. But seriously I can't imagine how fast a 1.5 ghz chip will be. I thought my evo with cm6 already screams along.
  • Project Emerald is for T-mobile! This could be a replacement for my Nexus One!
  • What am I not getting here? It looks to me like the Samsung Galaxy S class phone is still faster than this new Qualcomm processor. Unless the Glacier was running at this 1440 x 900 screen resolution. Also was the Evo on Android 2.2 or 2.1? And could it's locked 30 fps "feature" be holding the Evo back on this test?
  • Well dual cores provide for better multitasking and such, but we will not see their full potential until they become mainstream enough to have devs code their applications for them. That is when we will see it surpass the Galaxy S.
  • well put. took the words right of my mouth
  • Once a phone comes like this to Sprint I'm saying kthxbai to my Evo!
  • PLZ tmo, get this phone out asap! BB is being a lil beach by giving me such lame specs on its most powerful phone. 624mghz is not ok in this day and age. cheap cheap rim is trying to charge me top dollar for a second rate phone. PSH! hope this comes out to tmo. i wanna abandon bb until they get things rt, which may take 3 to 5 years according to how they move. btw, what is up with the cdma chipset? tmo is a gsm carrier. wtf is up with the cdma?
  • This ain't coming to sprint. This phone has HSPA+ and No 4g so its not a sprint phone.
  • if it really is the project emerald, then it for sure should land on tmo. but, then again, what is the cdma radio doing there?
  • The chipset can support it. The 1st Gen Snapdragon in the N1, Dinc, Desire, etc supports GSM bands and CDMA as well, even though no manufacturer has combined them on the same device.
  • In the words of Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka)
    "I WANT IT NOW!!!"
  • I am overly satisfied with my Vibrant. This would be a good phone for T-Mo but it will still be the 2nd best Android phone on T-Mobile.
  • No camera flash... touchwiz 3.0... Samsung, the company that screws on updates...'ll always be "the best" on T-mo. **rolls eyes**
  • haha, thats what i was thinking (the updates part) i know a lotta ppl like the vibrant, but the phone just doesnt appeal to me. and thats ok. i want the glacier or project emerald. im just glad android is cool with diversifying devices.
  • wait, am i missing something? I know that most apps are not yet optimized for dual core, but shouldn't a single 1.5ghz trump a 1ghz from the Galaxy S? Are snapdragons that bad? That it can barely compete with a 1ghz hummingbird?
  • We won't know its true potential until dual-core optimized apps are available to test with.
  • i dont think we can 100% judge a phone that is still in development. im sure even after they release the phone, they will release updates to optimize the dual core processor. i have faith in htc.
  • This kind of news makes me (a t-mo user with a nexus one but always wanting better) all happy inside! I live for news about Project Emerald. LIFE FOR IT