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AnTuTu: Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon GPU scores 20% higher than the Exynos version

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AnTuTu: Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon GPU scores 20% higher than the Exynos version
The folks from AnTuTu benchmark revealed about three weeks ago that a Samsung SM-G930F has been popping up in their database, and, since the Galaxy S6 is coded as SM-G920, they rightfully concluded this must be its sequel, the Galaxy S7. At the time, they only revealed the specs of the device - a 5.1" Quad HD display, Exynos 8890 processor, and a 12 MP camera - promising that they will post the handset's results as soon as someone runs AnTuTu on it.

Well, that day has come, and AnTuTu's Weibo account just listed the trial run scores of what is said to be the international version of the Galaxy S7, posted from France. The global version is powered by Samsung Exynos 8890, and it scored the whopping 105, 000 points on AnTuTu, which is a breathtaking result, no matter how you slice it. 

Not as breathtaking as the Snapdragon 820 version, though. Previously, the AnTuTu gang boasted that the AT&T version of the S7 Edge has appeared in its database, denoted as SM-G935A, carrying the same specs as the G930F here, with the notable difference of being powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, instead of Exynos 8890. Then they posted a benchmark comparison of a Galaxy S7 with Qualcomm's processor, and it scored the eye-watering 125, 288 points. They have apparently compared the benchmark scores of the phones with both chipsets, and now estimate that this 105, 000 Exynos score is about 20, 000 points lower than that of the version with Snapdragon 820 that was posted before. 

The difference, they say, stems mainly from the GPU score, indicating that the Adreno 530 GPU beast will do pretty well for those hardcore gamers out there. Samsung uses the Mali-T880MP12 graphics processor in Exynos 8890, with no less than twelve cores in it, yet it is still a generic ARM architecture, compared to the customized Adreno line. Both chipsets are so powerful, though, that there won't be any game available at the Play Store to really take their GPUs to the task anyway, so these synthetic benchmark scores would be just for bragging rights, plus when the final retail units hit, the gap might be narrowed down further.


source: AnTuTu (Weibo)

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posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:23 6

1. Sidewinder (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I bet the Exynos was either downclocked or was at power saving mode when the test was carried out.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:27 28

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You just don't want to accept it. No?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:31 14

6. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


So basically you "accepted" this right?
Is the information above reliable enough for me to believe?

I ne

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:43 6

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Which application notified you that I accepted?
I'm I different to both until I see the real thing. Besides, Samsung isn't my first choice anyway.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:39 3

48. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Snapdragon is back in action....

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:59 5

15. Finalflash (Posts: 3221; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yes it is believable and you Samsung fans need to get over it. The new version of Antutu also favors fewer but larger cores. It's going to give the multicore setups a lower score but then they score higher elsewhere. Stop being so defensive about such a meaningless number. Taken with all others it paints a meaningful picture but by itself it may as well be one pixel of a whole image that you desperately want to figure out.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:41 1

8. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Like Samsung wouldn't improve on the 74xx Exynos... Sigh...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:45 6

11. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Its Antutu anyways
Lets wait for GFXBench and 3DMark

Or more importantly IMO, lets wait to see which is better in terms of efficiency and sustained performance

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:48

49. adi9764 (Posts: 64; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


It's just weird cause in the geekbench leaked scores from months ago for example the exynos variant scored way higher than in the recent ones

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 13:42

59. j2001m (Posts: 2977; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


All the geakbench scores are all very low for the (f) ver of the phones
It's been reported that the Samsung CPU is in some type of limiting mode to stop the score from being showed (this is by bloggers that have used the phone), as the sd 820 is going to be the same in all phone that not happening on the other hand but I have noted some very bad scores for it, so does it under clock fast?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:03

22. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Even from the Exynos 5410 till now has been clocked lower to 800ghz to match Snapdragon. Or-else Exynos has always kicked the butt of Snapdragon.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:27 8

2. johanbiff (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


My gut tells me that this isen`t the hole story, I think the 8890 will be the more powerful one in the end.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:57 2

19. combatmedic870 (Posts: 675; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


One would expect it to be with 2 more A72 cores...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:08

24. vuyonc (Posts: 1023; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Huh? They both use the same number of custom A72 cores. Were you referring to the extra A53 cores from the Exynos?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:13 2

26. Macready (Posts: 1133; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


It doesn't have A72 cores. Those are M1 custom cores.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:13 1

45. johanbiff (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


which is based of A72 cores

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:21

33. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


The 8890 should've been made on Arm Cortex A15, rather than power efficient A57, and 14nm. The A15 were on big dies with 28nm. Could we imagine the A15 on the S6?

That's why Apple uses bigger cores rather than crappy tiny 14nm Pos.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:14 1

46. johanbiff (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


you mean A53 right? no 57 cores on the 8890(mongoose)

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 18:00

65. jalebi2000 (Posts: 180; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


8890 uses custom made cores coupled with 4more a53 cores in littlebig

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:29 2

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


First there was one version so people had to fight over the choices of OEMs and now two versions of the same, resulting in fans of the same product clashing.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:30 4

5. tedkord (Posts: 12285; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


We'll see. Either one is fast enough.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:43 7

9. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Pretty much this. I don't know why anyone on here is even upset or gives a damn which chip is scoring higher on synthetic benchmarks that mean basically nothing in the real world.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:28

47. Shocky (unregistered)


I doubt anyone is upset.

I doubt there will be much difference and it make no difference either way.

Well if the gap is 20%+ for either SoC it will effect my next device. :D

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:32 3

7. Biernot (unregistered)


hahahah Benchmarks xD

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:48

12. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Really, are there any hardcore gamers on phones?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:56 4

13. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1959; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nope, but graphical improvements are always welcome.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:58 10

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3035; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Playing candy crush saga 24/7 is pretty hardcore

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:17 1

16. Podrick (Posts: 816; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


You sir won the internet!

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:10 1

25. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I play at 50Fps on Dungeon hunter, GrandTheftAuto, RealRacing on my rooted extreme overclocked SonyZ5.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:14 4

27. ibend (Posts: 5122; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


still cant beat my liquid nitrogen cooled overclocked HTC M9, it run crysis at 60fps

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