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High Snapdragon 820 single-core benchmark leak bodes well for the Xiaomi Mi5

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High Snapdragon 820 single-core benchmark leak bodes well for the Xiaomi Mi5
So far, the highest Snapdragon 820 single-core score we've seen from the alleged Xiaomi Mi5, or project Gemini, was 2162, which is still a far cry from, say, Apple's breathtaking single-core achievements with the A9 in the iPhone 6s, which can hover around the 2500 mark. 

Yesterday, however, a leakster account known for braking some god insights already, tipped a Snapdragon 820 single-core tally of 2300 points, which, while still not on the level of Apple A9, is still a very high score, and bodes well for the performance of phones with the new Snapdragon inside. One of these phones will most likely be the Xiaomi Mi5, and this 2300 score may have been achieved precisely with it, given that the rumor originates from the Weibo account of the leakster, and the fact that Mi5 tips had popped up from there before. 

In any case, next year's battle for the heart of Android flagships is shaping up to be between Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 - given that the Exynos just scored a record on AnTuTu, while the 820 may be killing it Geekbench, we can't wait for the first phone(s) with them to arrive come January, as the tipster implies.

source: Leaksfly (Weibo) & Geekbench

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posted on 30 Nov 2015, 04:26 3

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 870; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Good enough.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 04:41 11

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 1779; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Pretty damn impressive single core, considering it has 4 cores too.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 04:50 2

3. Finalflash (Posts: 2769; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


No its a 2 big 2 small setup so likely not going to be that great. Seeing as how Android scales off more cores really well, it won't be winning again the Exynos too easily. Once again though, CPU matters little compared to the GPU which is what people should really be focusing on.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 05:07 3

4. w1000i (Posts: 65; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Wrong, IT IS 4 identical COREs , with clock speed difference.

And when the difference is only clock speed, you can gain back the performance if you can clock it high or save battery by clocking it lower

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 05:41 2

5. hung2900 (Posts: 949; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It's still unknown whether it's the same or not. The "little" core can be another revision to be benefited from the big.LITTLE implementation.

Like Cortex A53, the 2.2 GHz cores in high-end MTK Helio X10 SOCs is different from the 1.3 GHz core in low-end SOCs (and something like S410).

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 06:08 5

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


Very true, the single core of the iPhone A9 is crap it needed to be more like 3000 and even more so when you look at the the A9x single core, the A9 is very low and crap for 2 cores for the new amd custom design CPU, I be thinking this is due to clock speed

Please note that the new iPhone speed is linked to the new cheap ver of ufs HD they are using that can r and w at the same time and as nothing to do with the A9, so if your phone uses Emmc next year you get nothing from the new CPU if it's sd 820 or any of the other CPUs as you have a big bottleneck to the cpu

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 05:57

8. Guaire (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Probably 2 cores clocked lower to avoiding overheating. So overclocking them isn't a good idea.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 07:02 2

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


The cache setup is different. That leads to the difference in performance per clock for big and little clusters.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 19:17

24. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


I wish they used 3 fast cores and one slow core (which is still plenty for less demanding tasks) with good clock management and the ability to stop unused cores individually.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 20:48

25. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it isnt identical if clock speed is different..
lower clock speed will be small core..
but who care, all 4 core will active when they run heavy task

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 05:50 2

6. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


great package for a low price! woah

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 05:51

7. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


great package for a low price! woah

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 06:55 6

10. jove39 (Posts: 1816; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Wow...that is impressive score for kryo...not sure why author said "still not on the level of Apple A9"...Did you meant despite of a9's 6 wide twister core compared to kryo (which is 3 wide), single core score difference is of only 200 points?

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 20:52 1

27. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


nobody care about single core since no app run on single core, except fruit lover, since apple always have high single core score because they use huge core

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 07:00 2

11. jove39 (Posts: 1816; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Read this section of article about geekbench benchmark.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3006268/tablets/tested-why-the-ipad-pro-really-isnt-as-fast-a-laptop.html?page=3

Its good article, if you like to read it all.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 07:17

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


The conclusion about A9X speed came from the vacuum. No real tests, just words. The only test (editing 4K movies) failed and nobody knows exactly why.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 07:31 1

15. jove39 (Posts: 1816; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I suggest you read entire article. Test include tabletmark, 3dmark and file compression comparison as well. And one test based on MS Excel.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 08:18

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


Sorry, maybe I wasn't too attentive... Thank you for noticing =)

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 08:31

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


Well, I've reread the article and... did not find the tests.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 09:03 2

19. jove39 (Posts: 1816; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


What? Where are you looking? Here are image links for benchmark scores.

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_geek_bench_single_core_overall-100628783-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_geek_bench_multi_core_ovearll-100628781-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_tabletmarkv3_overall-100628786-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_tabletmarkv3_email_web-100629121-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_tabletmarkv3_photo_video-100629122-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_3dmark_ice_storm_unlimited_overall-100628782-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_3dmark_ice_storm_unlimited_graphics-100628785-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_3dmark_ice_storm_unlimited_physics-100629112-orig.png

https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2015/11/ipad_pro_unzip_1gb_files-100628787-orig.png

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 11:19

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


So thank you once gain. I've didn't notice that the article has several pages.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 07:04 2

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


Still behind Exynos and even Mediatek with Huawei in more important multicore.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 19:14 1

23. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Single core (and GPU) score is much more important.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 20:50

26. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


why??

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 06:18

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


Apple told you that? =) In real life in our Universe (not Apples one) multi core performance does matter more than single core performance.

But yea, the GPU is the most important part.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:11

29. Busyboy (Posts: 534; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Nah, most apps use only one core. Only demanding apps use more.

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 08:17 1

16. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Still no GPU specific benchmarks yet for the SD820 or E8890 :/

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 15:05

22. TheGunnyPT (Posts: 252; Member since: 12 Feb 2015)


Yep,

Really worried about this.. If we are getting 4k phones this year, I really want to know which GPU will power them..

posted on 30 Nov 2015, 13:38 1

21. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Apple A9 is not quite there in multicore, yet.

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