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    Amlogic S905 vs Amlogic S912 Benchmarks Comparison

    The comparison table below contains scores for Antutu 6.x, Vellamo 3.x, and 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme. MINI NEO U1 runs Android 5.1, while M12N runs Android 6.0, so once/if MINIX NEO U1 gets an Android 6.0 results may differ, likely improve a little bit. It’s also possible Android 6.0 SDK is not that mature, and over time, Amlogic S912 results may improve somewhat too, but nevertheless the results give an overview of the performance that you can expect from devices today (September 2016). Results in green means Amlogic S912 is faster.

      Amlogic S905 Amlogic S912 Ratio
    CPU* Quad core Cortex A53 @ 1.536 GHz Quad core Cortex A53 @ 1.536 GHz +
    Quad core Cortex A53 @ 1.0 GHz
     
    GPU Penta-core ARM Mali-450MP ARM Mali-T820MP3  
    Antutu 6.x      
    Overall 38,032 41,303 1.09
    3D (1920×1080) 3,979 8,782 2.21
    UX 15,690 14,902 0.95
    CPU 13,458 13,418 1.00
    RAM 4,905 4,201 0.86
    Vellamo 3.x      
    Metal 1,235 1,052 0.85
    Multicore 1,589 1,422** 0.89
    Browser 2,157 2,758 1.28
    3DMark – Ice Storm Extreme v1.2      
    Total score 4,327 5,752 1.33
    Graphics score 3,698 5,304 1.43
    Physics score 10,689 8,163 0.76

    So overall, there’s very little performance difference between Amlogic S905 and Amlogic S912, except for 3D graphics where the Mali-T820MP3 GPU used in S912 has a slightly edge over the penta-core Mali-450MP used in S905, with performance improvements up to 1.43x in 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme graphics score. The Antutu 3D score is 2.21 times higher, but it’s because Mali-T820MP3 supports OpenGL ES 3.1, and Mali-450MP does not.

    They are however other advantages of Amlogic S912 over Amlogic S905 TV Boxes including Android 6.0 firmware by default, 4K VP9 hardware decoding, and HDR (High Dynamic Range support). Now, if you don’t care about the last three, there are very little incentives to upgrade from Amlogic S905 to Amlogic S912, and if you don’t own a TV box yet, buying an Amlogic S905 TV box would offer a better price to performance ratio, all other specs being equal.

    0 Amlogic S912 Processor Could Feature an ARM Mali-T830 GPU

    Amlogic S912 launch has been delayed by a few months, and if we are to believe the data from GFXBench , the reason could be that they switched the design from a Mali-T7xx GPU to a more powerful Mali-T830 GPU.

    S912 processor is still based on four Cortex A53 core @ up to 2.0 GHz like in S905, but the GPU will be much more powerful.

    One person noticed these results and wrote analysis and comparison (in Korean) against the Mali-860MP2 GPU found in Mediatek MT6755 SoC (Helio P10) SoC.

     Offscreen  Manhattan 3.1  Manhattan  T-Rex  ALU  ALU2  Fillrate  Texturing
     MT6755  4.8  7.2  17.2    6.0    1012
     S912  4.4  7.0  16.3  34.7  5.3  1283  1000

    So while Mali-860MP2 is faster for all listed benchmark the advantage is not that great. His analysis  compared benchmarks (read post for details) concludes that the GPU in S912 could be clocked at around 650 MHz.