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Galaxy S7 Exynos 8890 version benchmarked with both 3GB and 4GB RAM

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Galaxy S7 Exynos 8890 version benchmarked with both 3GB and 4GB RAM
We've already been hearing through the grapevine that Samsung has accelerated the development process of its flagships with a few months, thanks to the implementation of new project management techniques, and the upside is that the chatter about the next-gen Galaxy S7 is starting as soon as this summer. Poised for development completion by year's end, the Galaxy S7 has been testing with both Samsung's own Exynos chipsets, and with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, that much we've been tipped already.

The Snapdragon 820 testing has reportedly been very rigorous, as Samsung wants to make sure there will be no overheating issues like with 810. Moreover, Snapdragon 820 has apparently been greenlit to go into Galaxy S7 models for select overseas markets, so the chipset must have passed the stringent testing pretty well. As to what has brought Samsung back to Qualcomm's chips, after the 810 fiasco, is anyone's guess, but probably has something to do with globetrotting LTE models, as nobody makes small and frugal LTE modems with record bands support count like Qualcomm just yet. 

Samsung is pairing its Exynos with LTE modems as well, and we unearthed two purported Galaxy S7 versions on Geekbench - one dubbed Project Lucky-LTE, and the other simply Project Lucky, both powered by Exynos 8890 (Mongoose). The fun part, however, is that the Exynos version without the LTE notation is listed with 3 GB of RAM, while the Project Lucky-LTE one sports 4 GB, but let's not forget that these are likely still testing prototypes, away from completion yet. We've been hearing about versions with two screen sizes - 5.7" or 5.8" and a 5.2" one, so that might be it as well.

The Exynos 8890 model without the LTE mark scores slightly higher than the one with, but it is also clocked higher, at 1.5 GHz maximums for the octa-core chipset, while the the Project Lucky-LTE model with 4 GB of RAM is clocked at 1.38 GHz maximums. We shouldn't make any conclusions about the final retail versions from these early benchmark tests, plus both scores are so high anyway, that you won't feel underpowered with either.


source: Geekbench via Techgrapple

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posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:25 2

1. Super.Vegito (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Aug 2015)


Single core should be better than that.
Why aren't they using A72 instead of A57.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:28

3. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Android 5.0 and 1.5ghz max , nah .

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:58 1

11. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Geekbench reports the clock rate of the first core
Which would be one of the LITTLE cores, which would likely be around 1.5Ghz (e.g. the 7420's A53's are 1.5Ghz)

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:59

12. wargreymon (Posts: 671; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


The 4GB is on 5.1.1, not sure why this matters since Geekbench is a CPU test? Also Geekbench reports lowest MHz, which are the A53-cores. Comparing this to the SD620 on 28nm you would expect more. But it's not released, so rumours and means don't mean much until we have the final version in hand.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 10:09

30. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Also this is with power saving setting being on from what I understand

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 05:04 1

14. Back_from_beyond (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)


According to rumor the actual maximum is 2,3Ghz for the A72 cores expected to push the single core score past 2100 in Geekbench.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:54 1

8. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I thought it was supposedly custom Mongoose cores, not A57s or A72

There's a rumor going around saying that these scores are with Power Saving Mode or Ultra Power Saving Mode
http://www.areamobile.de/assets/news/2015-08/samsung-exynos-m1-benchmark.png

I'm not sure I believe that rumor
7500 is what i5/i7 laptops
5200 (in Power Saving Mode) is higher than the A8X
3500 (in Ultra Power Saving Mode) is about on par with the 810
I hope they are true
But they do seems a little too good to be true IMO

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 05:14

15. Back_from_beyond (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)


It's possible that these are only of the less powerful cores if the test setup has the more powerful cores disabled. These are custom cores based on either ARM's A72 or A57 design, just with some Samsung tweaks.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 13:50

36. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


WARNING! The first screenshot seems to be fake/ It is a photoshopped Galaxy S6 - the benchmark detects A57 cores.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:25

2. mistercarter (Posts: 359; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


do they still make LTE-less versions of flagship phones??

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:32

4. Super.Vegito (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Aug 2015)


They are going to do it again, they will release sd820 version in US and less powerful exynos version in Asia.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 07:26 5

24. ph00ny (Posts: 1165; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Less powerful?

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 10:12

31. Super.Vegito (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Aug 2015)


The s series till s5 had less powerful exynos prossers compared to SD.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 13:52

37. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Lolwhat? It is not less powerful.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 20:45

41. ibend (Posts: 3530; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


but not S6 which have more powerfull exynos compared to SD810

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:41 5

5. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


It's probably just a prototype and nowhere near resembling final specs right now.

There is no way they would launch the Galaxy S7 with virtually the same CPU performance as the Galaxy S6, use some common sense.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:51 2

6. Manyci (Posts: 112; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


Why not? Releasing the same-performance iPhones doesn't make sense too? They sell. Why can't Samsung do that too?

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:59 8

13. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Because Samsung INNOVATES in contrast to Apple.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 06:02 4

18. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


So according to you the iPhone 6s cpu is as fast as the iPhone 6 cpu

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 07:32 4

25. jeroome86 (Posts: 851; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Ignore the uneducated. They can lower your IQ

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 09:10

27. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Nobody really knows yet.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 10:20

32. miket1737 (Posts: 2367; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


70% faster cpu, 90% faster GPU , apples's reported numbers every year has alligned up with what they said

a9 seems to be faster then the exynos 7420, at least most certainly on the gpu side.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 06:27 3

20. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Only Apple can get away with that because their customers are loyal/idiots.

Apple seem to focus more on GPU performance anyway.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:54 1

7. .KRATOS. (Posts: 307; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


The competition it'll be difficult this year with the release of the apple A9 processor I guess it would be truly beast hope the sd 820 n the new exynos will go on par with it

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 05:20 6

16. Back_from_beyond (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)


The Exynos 8890, Snapdragon 820's final version and Nvidia's Denver 2 are all expected to be more powerful than the A9.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 06:05

19. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


How do u know how fast the A9 will be? Apple said that the A8x will be 40% faster than the cpu of the A7...(in reality its 2600 vs 4500 in geekbench which is a lot more than 40%) The A9 is said to be 70% faster than the A8.. so based on this A9 should be quite a bit faster than A8x cpu wise.)

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 06:48

22. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


No. Apple said A9X is 80% faster than A8X.

But why are you comparing a tablet chip with a phone one? You have to compare A9 with Snapdragon 820, not A9X. Also A9 is supposed to be 70% faster than A8, too, so we know that as well.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 07:12

23. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


No? What do u disagree with?

I just compared them to give him an idea, how strong the A9 will be.Based on the numbers it will be equally fast as S820 both in cpu and gpu.e

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 08:44

26. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Um SOC advancements happen at breakneck speeds, which is why Sony like their 6 month cycle.

The SD820, and definitely the Exynos M1 will not be released until it pimp slaps the A9.....

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 12:59

35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


because the A8 and A9 are both smartphoen chips. The A8X is the same chipset with a 3rd core...DUH!!!!

Its npt a tablet chip. Its a mobile chip which can be used in any Apple mobile device.

Geez.

I can even believe you said tablet chip. It isnt a tablet chip or a phone chip...its a mobile chipset period can be used in either.

Stop trying to sound smart, it comes off wrong.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 09:14

28. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But the A8 also lost in several benchmarks to other SOCs. And what does it really matter? Even mid range devices today have enough juice to give a typical user great performance.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 10:27

34. miket1737 (Posts: 2367; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


i dont know where you got your numbers from but that isnt from Apple. They said the A8X is 50% faster CPU over the A8 and has 2x GPU performance of the A8, not the a7

The A9 is 70% faster cpu then the A8, 90% faster graphics then the A8. This seems as if the A9 cpu is faster then the A8X cpu but gpu are about roughly the same in performance (a9 gpu coming within 10-15% of A8X gpu)

The Apple A9X is supoose to be 1.8x faster on the CPU side over the A8X and the gpu in the A9X is 2x faster then the gpu in the A8x.

It is very safe to say for the moment that Apple currently has the fastest ARM SoC on the planet currently with the A9X

A8 is 25% faster CPU, 50% faster gpu over the A7 found in 5S

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 14:04

38. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Hey... What about Nvidia Tegra X1? Who is the fastest is still a good question.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:56 1

9. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


1.5GHz is nothing. The current exynos model is clocked at 2.1GHz. So this badboy has more computing power than its predecessor despite having lower clock speed.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 04:56 3

10. manojmcn (Posts: 400; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


The actual figures about the final configuration may be available around December only. Till then these rumours serve the purpose of clicks and speculations. Every S series galaxy phone from Samsung had the fastest performing processor available at the time of release. There is no reason why it shouldn't be the same for S7.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 05:42 3

17. Quduz (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Aug 2015)


mongoose is expected to reach maximum speed of 2.4ghz so 1.5 ghz and still score 1532 it's a good score

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 06:47

21. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


Why would there be a non-LTE model? And why would it have only 3GB of RAM? It's not like they are going to back to a 32-bit CPU - are they?

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 10:23

33. miket1737 (Posts: 2367; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Hm from this year to next we won't see the same leap we see here with the move to 14nm finfet

We will be on 14nm/16nm finfet for another full year about

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 18:39

40. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Now we should see everyone start designing a chip of their own.

posted on 14 Sep 2015, 15:04

39. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


What I want to know is why did the test with 4GB of RAM posted a lower the score than the same phone with 3GB. Shouldn't it be higher?

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