HTC Glacier is a graphics powerhouse!

August 10, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

If you have not yet heard of the HTC Glacier, check it out!  Looks to be a very fast phone!  The original benchmark source is back with GPU benchmarks.  The previous ones told us only about the CPU.  The GPU test along with some sleuthing  shows that the HTC Glacier is capable of 80 million triangles per second.  This would make it one of the greatest GPUs on the market.

Admittedly, this is not quite as good as the graphics/gaming/3D powerhouse that is the Galaxy S.  On the website (where the original mentions of the HTC Glacier CPU benchmarks came from), there is now a mention of the HTC Glacier and it’s GPU frames rate.  Basically, the Glacier scores 87% of the frames rate of the Galaxy S (711 vs. 818).  Samsung has previously stated that the Hummingbird SoC in the Galaxy S can draw about 90 million triangles per second.  90 MTPS divided by 80 MTPS is about 88%.  This is how they came up with 80 million triangles per second for the upcoming HTC Glacier.

Now for the sleuthing.  The newest high-end Qualcomm chipset is the 1.5 GHz dual-core QSD8672.  It also is capable of drawing 80 million triangles per second.  What does this mean?  HTC’s Glacier (likely to be T-Mobile’s Project Emerald), looks like it will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU!  Can you hold-out for it?