Android Comparative Benchmarks

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Introduction

This page provides comparison among various TI processors running TI's Android-DevKit. Data published here is for the latest version of released Android-DevKit. Items yet to be measured are marked "TBD" and those that are not applicable to a particular platform are marked "N/A".

Platform Benchmarks

This is a collection of benchmarks comparing mainly CPU speed and other data transfer operations. In below tests, AM3730@1GHz, AM3517@600MHz, and OMAP3530@720MHz. On DM3730@1GHz only multimedia performance is measured.

RowboPerf: ARM

See RowboPERF User Guide for more information about these metrics. The RowboPerf application calls native executables compiled with Android's NDK to perform these tests.


AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Dhrystone 1138 DMIPS 632.39 DMIPS 711.44 DMIPS
Whetstone 500 MIPS 333.3 MIPS 333.3 MIPS
Linpack 36622 Kflops 19532 Kflops 25512 Kflops

RowboPERF: rowboatBench

See RowboPERF User Guide for more information about these metrics. rowboatBench measures CPU performance by running Java applications that emulates known C implementations of popular CPU benchmarks like Dhrystone and Whetstone


AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Dhrystone 133,707 stones/sec 84997.0 stones/sec 85062 stones/sec
Whetstone 128 MWIPS 74787.0 KWIPS 93512 KWIPS
Himeno 0.597000002861023 1.0520000457763672 0.564999
Spectral Normalization 561 ms 975.0 ms 759 ms

RowboPERF: 0xBench

See RowboPERF User Guide for more information about these metrics.

Linpack AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Mflops/s 16.710859273788333 9.661605571563705 10.693603659132854
Norm Res 1.7100673392687894E14 1.7100673392687894E14 1.7100673392687894E14
Precision 2.220446049250313E-16 2.220446049250313E-16 2.220446049250313E-16
Scimark2 AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Composite 19.949576011603526 11.51952354683548 13.859260193553363
Fast Fourier Transform 14.202063797102927 8.020529718864642 10.008725487938541
Jacobi Successive Over-relaxation 28.715948458675733 16.967411546712874 20.079140561746915
Monte Carlo integration 5.932537588351684 3.459219861834415 4.153804371723308
Sparse matrix multiply 18.277555176454754 10.526857083928702 12.491613129614269
dense LU matrix factorization 32.61977503743252 18.623599522836763 22.563017416743772

Boot Time

Numbers shown here measure the time from start of loading the kernel image to appearance of Android's Home Screen. These measurements are done using the default (pre-built) images provided with the DevKit. Please note that the very first time you boot your device, the boot time will be significantly higher (approx. 3-4 min).

Time (secs) AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
SD Boot Time 37 55 36

EDMA Test

Need to devise this test.

Memory Bandwidth

Need to devise this test.


Browser Performance

Sunspider

These metrics were collected using the well-known Sunspider performance benchmarks available at http://www2.webkit.org/perf/sunspider-0.9/sunspider.html

Sunspider AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Total 6347.6ms +/-2.2% 11048.8ms +/- 3.2% 9397ms +/- 1.6%
3D 1033.2ms +/- 8.8% 1800.8ms +/- 7.0% 1488.6ms +/- 2.1%
Access 518.6ms +/- 4.3% 1102.0ms +/- 7.0% 874.8ms +/- 2.9%
Bitops 415ms +/-11.6% 650.4ms +/- 2.1% 535ms +/- 2.9%
ControlFlow 20.4ms +/-3.3% 35.0ms +/- 0.0% 30ms +/- 11.7%
Crypto 389.6ms +/-15.8% 702.4ms +/- 4.1% 554.2ms +/- 2.5 %
Date 836ms +/-3.9% 1700.2ms +/- 1.4% 1382.8ms +/- 4.6%
Math 668.4ms +/-12.6% 920.2ms +/- 2.0% 756.0 ms +/- 4.2%
Regex 141ms +/-3.9% 202.8ms +/- 0.7% 205.8ms +/- 8.4%
String 2325.4ms +/-1.2% 4341.0ms +/- 3.0% 3569.8 ms +/- 2.0%


The Man in Blue animation

Browser animation metrics collected using the performance benchmark available at http://www.themaninblue.com/experiment/AnimationBenchmark/

Man in Blue AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Canvas ~15 fps ~7.52 ~6.73 fps
Flash ~24 fps TBD TBD

JVM Performance

Caffeine Mark

Application to measure Java Virtual Machine (JVM) performance on mobile devices. For more info please see Caffeine Mark page

CaffeineMark AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Sieve Score 2141 1311 1559
Loop Score 10207 6068 7309
Logic Score 12224 7177 7541
String Score 4980 2896 3627
Float Score 3459 2050 2414
Method Score 3946 2327 2807
Overall Score 5126 3039 3581

Sqlite DB Performance

Testindex Benchmark application to measure SQlite performance. For more information please see TestIndex Home page

TestIndex AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530

TBD TBD TBD


File Storage Performance

These tests were performed using the StorageIO application provided in RoboPerf. The application measures the write and read speed of different storage devices using several block sizes. For these tests the file size chosen was 100 MBytes. In order for the application to run the storage device chosen for the test must be mounted in the Android file system and a have read and write access. All the tests were perform on devices with a vfat file system.

MMC/SD Performance

Throughput (MB/s) AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Write, bs=512 3.545481 3.7559138 4.2310295
Write, bs=4096 4.135742 4.9056185 5.324883
Write, bs=16384 4.165975 4.6939255 5.259975
Write, bs=65536 4.185431 5.4209585 4.947280
Write, bs=524288 3.949885 4.9238165 5.0538655
Write, bs=1048576 4.297619 4.847113 5.466173
Read, bs=512 6.218205 2.031140 5.5677585
Read, bs=4096 6.129514 2.4484565 4.8538445
Read, bs=16384 6.157228 2.6835645 4.7535065
Read, bs=65536 6.311780 2.343815 4.7753710
Read, bs=524288 5.971389 2.890869 5.062894
Read, bs=1048576 5.664916 2.7540475 5.1917415

USB Performance

Throughput (MB/s) AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Write, bs=512 TBD 9.358108 8.461717
Write, bs=4096 TBD 9.816289 9.994053
Write, bs=16384 TBD 9.990244 10.388112
Write, bs=65536 TBD 10.573520 10.387083
Write, bs=524288 TBD 10.467964 10.299342
Write, bs=1048576 TBD 10.603458 10.498358
Read, bs=512 TBD 9.852260 9.998818
Read, bs=4096 TBD 12.005679 12.221166
Read, bs=16384 TBD 11.730350 12.113863
Read, bs=65536 TBD 11.746119 11.865746
Read, bs=524288 TBD 11.567303 11.599292
Read, bs=1048576 TBD 11.433606 11.750067

Connectivity Performance

These tests provide throughput comparison across commonly used transports/mediums.

Ethernet

Measures TCP Throughput between Server (running on Host PC) and Client (Android Platform) using different buffer sizes (bs in bytes) Both Server and client uses the Netperf utility. For more information about Netperf, please see Netperf Home page

TCP Throughput AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
bs=16 31.80 Mb/s 33.82 Mb/s 23.21 Mb/s
bs=1024 32.15 Mb/s 33.6 Mb/s 23.49 Mb/s
bs=4096 52.76 Mb/s 52.33 Mb/s 42.08 Mb/s
bs=8192 57.84 Mb/s 16.71 Mb/s 47.7 Mb/s

ADB

Measure Android Debug Bridge (ADB) throughput between Host PC and Android device by pushing and pulling a 20MB file with random content 10 times. TX and RX numbers are from the Host PC point of view, so TX is measured by doing "adb push" on the Host PC.

ADB USB Throughput AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
TX 4853.0 KB/s 2032.6 KB/s 3278.6 KB/s
RX 6154.4 KB/s 4331.6 KB/s 5144.7 KB/s

Graphics Performance

RowboPERF: 0xBench 2D

See RowboPERF User Guide for more information about these metrics.

2D AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
Draw Canvas (fps) 59.0 59.0 57.0
Draw Circle (fps) 50.0 28.0 32.0
Draw Circle2 (fps) 58.0 59.0 54.5
Draw Rect (fps) 34.0 36.33 29.33
Draw Arc (fps) 51.5 49.0 41.5
Draw Image (fps) 58.0 58.0 44.0
Draw Text (fps) 54.67 30.0 36.33

RowboPERF: 0xBench 3D

See RowboPERF User Guide for more information about these metrics.

3D AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530
OpenGL Cube (fps) 58.0 59.0 58.0
OpenGL Blending (fps) 62.85 64.076 62.70
OpenGL Fog (fps) 62.86 64.17 62.82
OpenGL Teapot (fps) 60.6 60.595 60.58

MultiMedia Performance

Tests to measure video, audio, image and speech processing performance.

Video Display

To measure Video decode and display performance, the Big Buck Bunny clip was used. The clip has the following video and audio streams
Stream #0.0(und): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 352x288 [PAR 48:11 DAR 16:3], 30 tbr, 30 tbn, 30 tbc
Stream #0.1(und): Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16
DDR2 memory was set to 256M in the boot parameters (Default value)

For Android on DM37x EVM, which has multimedia DSP acceleration enabled, the sintel-1280-stereo.mp4 clip was used. The clip has the following video and audio streams. The ARM load (observed with 'top' command) is about 4~8% while playing the clip.
Video: AVC High@L3.1, CABAC, 5 ReFrames, 1,616 Kbps, 1280x544, 24.000 fps, yuv420p
Audio: AAC Ver4, LC, 192 Kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 KHz

Video decode AM3730 AM3517 OMAP3530 DM3730
Min (fps) 29.59 29.588 29.69 23.960
AVG (fps) 30.00 30.006 30.04 24.00
Max (fps) 31.17 30.77 30.99 24.184

Power Management

Need to devise this test.

Versioning


This is Release DevKit-V2. The release is available from http://software-dl.ti.com/dsps/dsps_public_sw/sdo_tii/TI_Android_DevKit/02_00_00/index_FDS.html