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Do you overclock smartphone GPU?

Samsung was caught cheating on Samsung Galaxy S4 GPU benchmark? Well, I don’t care if its PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU (GT-I9500) can handle higher clock speed. As long as it does not overheat, I am fine since I get better 3D performance. Right? Wow… Galaxy S4 GPU really can run at higher clock speed than the default 480 MHz compare to previous generations. Galaxy S2 and S3 GPU can’t overclock much. Here are 3DMark benchmarks that I ran on Galaxy S4 – both Ice Storm normal and extreme mode. CPU stays on default setting while GPU overclocks at 700 MHz.

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How to undervolt Galaxy S4 GPU?

Play lot of 3D games with your Samsung Galaxy S4? Undervolt Galaxy S4 GPU will help to improve battery life a bit. And make it cooler too (not much of course). GT-I9500 PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU is powerful enough for most of the casual 3D Android games in the Play Store. GPU will auto scales to higher clock speed when more 3D processing power is needed. You can underclock GPU to save battery but that will decrease 3D performance as well. Impact gaming experience is not what we want here. So undervolting is another solution.

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Undervolt GPU with STweaks

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How to overclock Galaxy S4 GPU?

Yeah… As a hardcore gamer, I always want to get the best gaming performance. Overclock Samsung Galaxy S4 GPU should be able to bring me that, right? Yes, it does improve overall 3D graphics speed of PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU (for GT-I9500). Of course, it also increase the overheat chances. So perform this task carefully, don’t burn your precious Galaxy S4. So far I did not encounter Android games that require more GPU power that Galaxy S4 can output. So GPU overclocking is once again as a show off only. Until the need of speed in the future…

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Overclock GPU with STweaks

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How to overclock Nexus 4 GPU?

Want to get better 3D gaming performance on Google Nexus 4? Well, you can overclock Adreno 320 GPU to do so. Of course, you need to install custom kernel that support GPU overclocking in order to do so. And make sure that your Nexus 4 is not overheat else it will auto reduce GPU clock speed as well just like CPU do. Does overclock Nexus 4 GPU really improve 3D games performance? Try it to find out…

Note – overclock will reduce Qualcomm APQ8064 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU and other hardware components lifespan because it will overheat easily. Do it at your own risk.


LG Nexus 4 GPU @ 487 MHz

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Yeah… The famous PC 3D graphics benchmark tool ~ 3DMark is available for Android now. Besides benchmark your Android smartphone or tablet GPU performance, you can also compares with other platform like iOS, Windows or Windows RT devices. Does your Android smartphone like Google Nexus 4 Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU performs better? Or Samsung Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 ARM Mali-400 GPU better? Or iPad and iPhone PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU? Let’s find out…


3DMark ~ Ice Storm

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