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LG’s Odin Octa Core CPU (and LG G3?) Benchmarked – big.LITTLE Architecture and PowerVR Series 6 GPU?

by Vlad Andrici on December 28, 2013


Rumors and whispers mentioning LG’s own mobile processor (codenamed Odin) have surfaced almost a year ago, but the manufacturer is still keeping quite about its plans in this regard.

More recently, around Christmas, some rumors originating from LG’s homeland (South Korea) have brought the aforementioned rumored CPU back into the limelight, claiming that the LG G3 will most probably be powered by Odin.

Well, coincidentally, just a few days after said rumors have started circulating, the team behind Antutu (one of the most well known mobile benchmarks) claims that it has found some traces of LG’s Odin in its database. Take a look below and join us after the break for some more info.

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First of all, the results are quite similar to what Samsung’s Exynos 5410 has managed to score, which probably means that Odin will not be a “true octa”, with the manufacturer opting instead for a big.LITTLE architecture (a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU coupled with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, which are not functioning simultaneously, but rather taking turns). However, just like the guys from Antutu are mentioning, this is most likely a test unit so the benchmark results are most probably not reliable in judging Odin’s processing power.

According to the benchmark, LG’s CPU is clocked at 100MHz ~ 1008MHz (1GHz) so this could mean two things: either Odin, thanks to its architecture, does not need to run at high frequencies to achieve good results, which translates into better battery life, or the test machine was an early prototype which means that the results will probably increase once LG clocks the CPU at a higher frequency.

Another interesting detail is that the GPU used in LG’s SoC (System on a Chip) is part of the new Power VR Series 6 (Rogue). As a reminder, the iPhone 5S comes with such a GPU (the G6430 model), and those of you who got the chance to play with one know how much of a powerhouse this GPU is. It actually is, in terms of performance, really close to console grade level and we can only hope the guys from Antutu are right about this.

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And now, back to the “test machine”. It’s not out of the question that this is an early LG G3 prototype so let’s see what clues can we find in the Antutu report: a 1920×1080 (1080p) display (we’re still hoping for a 2K one though), 2GB RAM, 4GB of storage (prototype, don’t read too much into it), Android 4.2.2., and a 13MP rear-facing camera coupled with a 1.3MP front facing shooter. Like we said, even if this is the LG G3, this is an early test device (the smartphone is most likely more than 6 months away) so things will definitely change until it will hit shelves.

What do you think? If this report is accurate, should LG have gone the “true octa” route. How does a PowerVR Series 6 (Rogue) GPU sound? Let us know in the comments section.

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