The N8 will be Nokia’s first Symbian device with a hardware graphics accelerator since the N82. While some current Symbian phones (Omnia HD, Satio and Vivaz) already have a graphics accelerator, they are hindered by the fact that S60v5 wasn’t designed to make use of powerful hardware.
Symbian^3, on the other hand, is fully capable of taking advantage of the N8’s GPU.The intrepid investigators found a 180 percent performance delta between the two phones in Speedy Go! tests, while the N8 ran through a cycle of FPC bench 3D with perfect 60fps scores each and every time.
An example below, showing the Omnia HD against the N97: