A couple of leaked benchmarks reveal that the upcoming Google Nexus 5 will be a veritable powerhouse, at least when it comes to graphical performance.

lg nexus 51 Nexus 5 displays impressive benchmark performance, matches the iPhone 5s

The Nexus 5 appeared on GFXBench’s website, scoring in two separate benchmarks. In the T-Rex 2.7 test, one of the more strenuous ones that tests a device’s capabilities at 1080p with the screen off (irrespective of the actual screen resolution), saw the Nexus 5 leading other Android smartphones, while tying up with the Apple iPhone 5s. Meanwhile, in the Egypt 2.5 benchmark, the Nexus 5 was able to top even the iPhone 5s, which is the current leader in benchmark performance (though since these are off-screen tests, real-life performance will likely be lower than the iPhone’s).

Compared to other top-of-the-line Android handsets, the Nexus 5 was likely at an advantage due to the fact that it’s running stock Android, which isn’t bogged down by manufacturer skin and bloat. Android 4.4 KitKat probably had a part to play as well, considering even Android 4.3 comes with noticeable performance improvements over previous versions of the OS (and with support for OpenGL 3.0).

nexus 5 benchmark Nexus 5 displays impressive benchmark performance, matches the iPhone 5s

Whatever the case may be, the Nexus 5 is shaping up to be the best Nexus smartphone yet, and should at least keep benchmark aficionados satisfied. The wait for the supposed October 14th unveil just got a whole lot more exciting.

Source: GFXBench