Earlier today we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S2 may not come equipped with a Samsung dual core SoC in all regions. A test of what appears to be an NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered model, GT-I9103 showed up on GLBenchmark, a site used to compare 3D acceleration performance between devices.
According to the GLBenchmark database, Samsung’s GT-I9100 comes with the Exynos 4210 (formerly known as the Orion), a dual core 1GHz CPU. The CPU is paired with the Mali-400 MP GPU, supporting scalability up to 1080p resolution. The Tegra 2 model GT-I9103 runs a ULP GeForce GPU, also capable of 1080p.
Comparing the GLBenchmark performance between the two devices, the there is no clear winner, with the Tegra 2 SoC winning out in some benchmarks, and the Exynos 4210 winning out in others. The Tegra 2 SoC being a more mature product, also has more mature drivers, which may account for some of the performance differences.
Samsung may be projecting problems maintaining a high enough yield of the Exynos 4210 SoC given the huge success of their Galaxy S line, and substituting the Tegra 2 SoC to meet demand.