While LG’s first in-house mobile SoC cannot beat the Snapdragon 800, it does feature a great GPU and is faster than Samsung’s Exynos 5410.
LG has announced earlier in the year that it would be manufacturing mobile SoCs in-house, with the LG G3 likely to be the first device to feature the octa-core Odin SoC. LG is licencing ARM’s 64-bit Cortex-A50 processors for use in Odin, along with Power VR’s Series 6 GPU.
The result is a SoC that comes close to the benchmarks netter by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800. In an AnTuTu benchmark test that was leaked online, the Odin SoC scored 6132 to the Snapdragon 800 backed LG G2’s 9752. The clocks on the processor were set to 100 MHz – 1008 MHz, so it is likely that LG has found a way to maximize efficiency at low frequencies. This also means that Odin will likely be very efficient at power utilization, as low-level tasks can be undertaken at lower frequencies. LG can also boost performance by offering a higher-clocked version of Odin.
While the SoC could not do as well as the Snapdragon 800, LG has managed to oust the Exynos 5410 with Odin.
Not one to be left behind, Samsung also announced over the weekend that it will unveil the next Exynos SoC at the CES next week. Nothing has been divulged, but Samsung has been said to be working on a SoC with 64-bit architecture. We should know more next week.