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Asus RoG Phone crowned the GeekBench king

by Mark Tyson on 12 June 2018, 15:01

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)

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Asus launched its oft rumoured Asus RoG Phone last week at Computex. HEXUS was at the event and in addition to the launch coverage shared a video with Asus RoG Product Marketing exec Chi-Hau Kung talking through the gaming smartphone's most compelling features.

Central to the appeal of the Asus RoG Phone are its powerful components, an indication that this could be the fastest smartphone ever. In addition to using Qualcomm's latest and greatest 10nm Snapdragon 845 silicon, Asus got dibs on a 'cherry-picked' or 'speed binned' SoC. In fact its octa-core Snapdragon 845 runs at approx 200MHz better than stock at 2.96GHz. Backing up this great SoC, which also includes Adreno 630 graphics, is a plentiful 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and an advanced cooling system utilising a copper heatspreader, 3D vapour chamber, and there's even a snap-on active fan cooler to add if you know you will be putting this phone through its paces over an extended period.

Moving on to today's update on the story, GSM Arena has spotted the first GeekBench scores for the Asus RoG Phone in the wild. These scores show that the RoG Phone is the king of GeekBanch for now, edging out other SD845 rivals such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, HTC U12+ and OnePlus 6. The Asus gaming phone has a clear advantage in both the single- and multi-core tests of the benchmark.

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However, as this is a benchmark 'leak', it isn't properly documented. For example, GSM Arena asks if the tester enabled 'X Mode' where the four slower cores of the SD845 are disabled and the four faster cores can run at an improved minimum speed. Another question might be if the active cooler was in use, to prevent any possibility of throttling in the benchmarks.

As a reminder, in its reveal presentation Asus shared RoG Phone benchmark performance scores in Antutu, GFXBench4, and 3DMark apps (see above image).



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King of Geekbench, ok

My 8 Pus gets faster Geekbench scores

Single core of 4279 and Multicore fo 10328
most of all : can you use it for 1/4 of a day and not have to recharge it ?

………… thought not, cell phones today …. not fit for purpose.
Platinum
King of Geekbench, ok

My 8 Pus gets faster Geekbench scores

Single core of 4279 and Multicore fo 10328

That's worthy of a screenshot.
For example, GSM Arena asks if the tester enabled ‘X Mode’ where the four slower cores of the SD845 are disabled and the four faster cores can run at an improved minimum speed.

Shouldn't the power management do that sort of thing automatically if needed? I thought the whole point of 8-core mobiles was that they were very good at turning off excess capacity
Rubarb
most of all : can you use it for 1/4 of a day and not have to recharge it ?

………… thought not, cell phones today …. not fit for purpose.

Well my razor phone lasts all day, possibly two or more, infact it's been a few generations since phones ran out after an hour, still using a 1st gen iPhone are we?

Interestingly the razor is missing from the gaming phone comparison, seeing as the Asus rog is only the second ever gaming phone it seems odd not to compare.