Futuremark compares over 3 million 3DMark benchmarks with handy infographics
Futuremark has an enormous pool of data with results from numerous 3DMark benchmark tests. Now, the company has pulled together roughly 3 million smartphone and tablet 3DMark scores in the last 2 years in a neat infographic for public eyes. What exactly can we learn from these millions of data points?
The graphic compares the Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 Plus against popular Android smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Oppo Find 7a, Nexus 6, Moto X Pro, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, and the recent Galaxy S6 Edge+. Tablet examples include the iPad 4, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2 against the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, and the Nvidia Shield Tablet.
Benchmarks between the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 show that the Apple smartphone is able to produce much more uniform scores whereas the Nexus 6 appears much more scattered, which indicates throttling. The proportions between Android brands is also interesting as Futuremark claims that Samsung smartphones have been the most common followed by LG, Asus, and HTC during the two-year time period.
Futuremark is also showing some pride in their data by revealing that 3DMark has been used in more than 190 countries on more than 3000 different smartphones and tablets. New scores are stored every 30 seconds with the most common devices being the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. The 3DMark application is popular amongst users in Hong Kong and Finland under both the Apple App Store and Google Play markets.