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
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
Yes… I found a free Full HD player that can play my Panasonic HDC-SD700 1920×1080 50p m2ts files smoothly. The great free VLC Media Player cannot play those MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1080 50p camcorder video files (playback is slow with hang here and there). It only can play smooth up to 25 fps video clips. However, the search is over. I found Splash Lite ~ the ultimate free HD player!
I love new video card driver. I used to update to the latest display driver when it came out. However, most of the enhancements do not support previous generation video card like ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series. Most of the enhancements are focused on current generation ~ ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series.
ATI Catalyst version 10.7 New Features
Only 1 feature applicable on my Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 ~ Enables GPU acceleration of h.264 video content when using the VLC 1.1.1 Media Player – delivering a better user experience by consuming less system resources.
End result… No visible improvement on VLC 1.1.1 Media Player. It is still at 20% CPU processing power on the latest video display driver version 10.7 compare to previous version 10.6. Anyway, it is great upgrade for those uses ATI Eyefinity features…
Download ATI Catalyst version 10.7 here.
My IBM ThinkPad T42 has been with me for more than 4 years. I changed its main board, hard drive, CPU fan during these years. It is still okay for normal daily office use. But cannot use it to play 3D games at all. The display adaptor ~ ATI Radeon 7500 mobile edition cannot play most of the 3D games nowadays.
Lenovo ThinkPad T400