Antutu Benchmark V7 iOS Version Released!
Through hundreds of days of unremitting efforts, the iOS version of Antutu Benchmark V7 is finally ready for you now. Like the Android version which has been released a few months ago, we have redesigned the app with a number of new practical features, fresher UI design and new 3D test scenes to offer our users more convenient and accurate benchmarking experience.
1. Redesigned layout
Compared to v6, the layout of the v7 iOS version has been simplified to improve the usability of the product. All the tests are presented in a single screen which allow users to easily find the particular test which they prefer to run with no need to scroll down the screen.
The test page is optimized and divided into two parts. The upper part of the home page, or the test page uses blue as background color while the overall score is displayed with large white font which makes the benchmark result more intuitive.
The lower part consists of four features, including device verification, my device, device info search and HTML test.
Device Verification: this feature is still under development and will be available to users soon.
My Device: this feature allows users to check the hardware configuration of their devices.
Device Information Search: this feature allows users to check the model and serial number of their devices. It is also under development and will be available to users soon.
In the new version, the old info page is replaced by the News page. On top of the page is a section to roll display the focus pictures of the latest ranking reports which allows users to easily learn about the latest Antutu ranking reports by clicking the pictures.
2.Optimized Scoring Process
The test suite comprehensively measures device performance from four major aspects, including CPU, GPU, UX and RAM. Each aspect is measured with multiple subtests.
CPU Test: this test measures device CPU performance by running workloads including Mathematical Operations, CPU Common Operations and multi-core performance.
GPU Test: In this test, we included two new 3D test scenes, Refinery and Coastline, to test gaming performance and limits of GPU performance. Antutu expects to present to users the effects that mobile games can achieve in the near future with the new 3D test scenes.
It should be noted that since Refinery test uses tessellation technology, only Apple devices with A9 and above processor could run the test. For devices not supporting Refinery test, Antutu retains the classic Marooned test of the precious version, which we believe is very familiar with Antutu users.
In particular, iPhone 6 powered by A8 processor and older Apple devices could not support the new 3D test. iPhone SE(A9), iPhone 6s/6s Plus (A9) are no affected.
About tessellation: this technology uses GPU hardware acceleration to break down the triangles of 3D models into finer pieces, making the surface and edge of the objects rendered smoother with enhanced details.
UX Test: In UX test, we removed strategy games test and added three new user experience tests that better reflect real-world use cases, including scroll delay test, WebView rendering test and QR code recognition test.
Scroll delay test measures the scrolling fluency of a device by modelling real-world scrolling scene and performing scrolling up and down tasks.
WebView rendering test measures WebView performance of a device by performing common daily tasks such as web browsing and page viewing.
Scanning QR codes has become one of the most common use cases for mobile users, therefore we included QR code recognition test in v7, making the benchmark results more practical.
MEM Test: this test measures RAM and ROM performance by performing tasks including RAM speed, random access, and sequential access.
Having learned about all the new features of the iOS version of v7, you might be eager to try the new version and find out more surprises by yourself. The v7 iOS version is now available for download on App Store and Antutu official website.
It should also be noted that with new benchmark tests added to Antutu v7, and benchmarking process and scoring mechanism changed, some devices expect to see run to run score variation due to thermal throttling. In this case, we advise users to try more times to get more accurate benchmark results.
Meanwhile, we need some time to collect the scores of v7 iOS version before revealing the first best performance winners on Antutu v7 iOS version. Please stay tuned.