Huawei Ascend P2 Benchmarks crush our 8-core hopes!

Just yesterday we saw our first glimpse at the Huawei Ascend P2 and discovered rumours that the P2 could be wielding an 8-core CPU! However, recently uncovered benchmarks tell another story.

Of course an 8-core CPU doesn’t have to mean super performance, and those extra cores could be used to increase the battery endurance and make the a phone more efficient, but even then we would still be hoping for Antutu scores above those which have been discovered.

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According to the Antutu results the Huawei Ascend P2 is running CPU running at 1.5Ghz and scores 16,862. That’s around the same as the Newman N2 with a Samsung 4412 quad-core CPU and far from what we hope and 8 core is capable of.

Along with the benchmarks more renderings of the Ascend P2 have been uncovered, but we still don’t have any solid evidence as to what this much anticipated Chinese phone will be packing.

I guess we will just have to wait until MWC to find out!

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  1. adit
    February 7, 2013

    Any “8 core” ARM in the near future will probably be in fact an 4+4 (A7+A15) architecture, in fact meaning 4 low power core and 4 performance core, with only 4 active at one time.
    However 4 A15 cores should give a higher score than the one posted so I doubt this Soc has any A15 s inside.

  2. thomas
    February 7, 2013

    When you look up about octocores, you’ll see their main intension is to save energy, not too offer better performance. ( read about ARM’s big little concept )

    The concept is that an octocore has 2 processors, both quad cores, one very energy-efficient (samsung uses cortex A7 cores) but not extremely powerfull and one very powerfull (sasmung uses cortex A15 cores) but not energy effcient.

    So maybe the benchmark is run before the phone switched to the higherperformance cores.

    • February 7, 2013

      Correctuion dude, octa means 8. Octa cores means it has 8 Cores, much like quad means 4.

      while you’re right about big.LITTLE, let me correct that by saying that it’s FOUR Cortex A7’s, and FOUR Cortex A15’s, which make up eight.

      People are expecting the power of supposed 8 Cortex A15 cores, and I think they’re wrong for expecting that, because as you said, this is mean to save power more than to give additional processing power.

      With that said, I’m not surprised with the benchmark scores, it’s what I’d expect out of 4 Cortex A15’s (if in fact, Huawei is using the big.LITTLE architecture for their K3v3 processor).

      It’s something that people need to understand, that current 8 core generation SoCs are not meant for pure power, but instead to save it.

      • lahkok
        February 7, 2013

        I think it’s pretty pathetic for 4 A15 cores, guess Snapdaragon 800 or even 600 will crush it handily

  3. tinlo
    February 7, 2013

    On the renderings the phone looks amazing! So i don’t care if it has 8 or 4 cores.

  4. Randy Fabros
    February 7, 2013

    I think it is limited for a reason but if someone tinkers with the kernel and .build.prop I think it would be a different story… but that said battery would not last hat long. (Unless someone would find a perfect OC/UV combination. :P… who will be game to do it?)