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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset gets benchmarked

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset gets benchmarked
With all of the overheating issues that are affecting Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC, it is no surprise that eyes would fall upon Qualcomm's next top-of-the-line chip. That would be the Snapdragon 820. Just the other day, we passed along rumored specs for the chipset, which include custom designed 64-bit cores named Kyro that will be clocked as high as 3GHz.

The Snapdragon 820 is expected to be produced using Samsung's 14nm node manufacturing technology. That is the same process used to manufacture the Samsung Exynos 7420, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

The Snapdragon 820 was put through the Geekbench benchmark test and tallied a single-core score of 1732. The multi-core test resulted in a score of 4970. The first test beat the single-core scores of 1486 posted by a Exynos 7420 powered Samsung Galaxy S6, and the 1227 tallied by a Snapdragon 810 powered Xiaomi Mi Note Pro.

With the multi-core test, the Snapdragon 820's score of 4970 topped the 4424 scored by its predecessor, but failed to top the 5284 tallied by the Exynos 7420. Sony, HTC and Xiaomi are said to be the first handset manufacturers in line to use the new chip, which might appear in handsets starting this fall.


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posted on 28 Jun 2015, 12:58 8

1. letosaw (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Nothing special if this is going to be real

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:38 5

12. j2001m (Posts: 2840; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The only problem is the scores will be on del hardware and not in a real phone, the Samsung 7420 have only been showed off in a real phone or test ver of the real phone I.e. All very small phones, I can think back to the scores that the 810 where all getting in the dev hardware

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:44 2

14. waddup121 (unregistered)


Now we just have to wait for the power consumption...NEXT TIME ON MAURY!

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 07:48

39. TBomb (Posts: 703; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


"You are not the Chip Maker!"

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 13:02 19

2. rotkiv3451 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


That is awesome! Single core performance is the most important for every day stuff, making everything nice and smooth. Can't wait for the Xperia Z5 is Sony gets the camera right.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 13:11 11

4. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


i dont think Sony will get their cameras right, it's been 5 gen of Z-series and still cant catch up with competition... they should go ask LG for some tips, the G4 is an absolute beast in the camera department

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:03 1

7. shnibz (Posts: 288; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


You ain't kidding @mistercarter. I had 2 (both were defective) iPhone 6+ before I got my G4 and as great as the 6+ camera was, the G4 runs circles around it.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:32 1

10. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


well I think he ain't kidding but surely you are kidding

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:34 4

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I had about 11 defective iPhone 6+ (actually lost count). But who are we kidding? Enjoy the horrendous battery life of the G4.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 18:38 1

29. drifter77 (Posts: 190; Member since: 12 Jun 2015)


Not being sarcastic, did you actually have this much defective iP6+ units replaced? Were they all lemon units?

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 00:57 2

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


Most likely the cheap memory that bricks everything. Apple was supposed to replace it but I guess they bought too much for the first batch.

Apple and their ifan media is great at covering it up though.

If the Note 4 had that issue, iphonearena would have posted 5 articles about it by now with brutal titles. With the iPhone they release one small article on a national holiday where everyone is too busy to visit the site and it has a title that covers up the topic at hand.

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 08:36 1

40. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Enjoy your flexible iPhone 6+ or should i say bendable.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:29 1

9. boosook (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sony is switching to Mediatek... don't be so sure that the Z5 will use a Qualcomm!

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 15:09 2

18. Canaan (Posts: 331; Member since: 25 May 2014)


That's only for the compact version of their phone.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 17:01 2

26. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Both single and multi core are equally important, especially for Android which utilises multi core performance very well (except for gaming)

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 21:04

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


Meh. Any weak sauce cpu/gpu can push most applications at max speed and performance. When you get to the heavy duty applications, then the power is needed whether it's dual or quad or octa. So high single core is just another way of using power, it's pretty much the same despite what the ifans say.

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 17:08

43. miket1737 (Posts: 2383; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Meh no one takes your troll posts seriously applecultilist

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 13:03 7

3. Ordinary (Posts: 2215; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


I think new Exynos 7422 or 7430 will be faster on single and multi-core by a good margin, QC need to step up their game.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 13:23 4

5. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Yes, if Samsung goes for A72, the octa core chips will score around 2000 in single core and more than 7000 in multi core.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:40

13. j2001m (Posts: 2840; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


And Qualcomm I be thinking was testing it in ther normal dev hardware so that score will go down big time

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 19:33

30. jove39 (Posts: 1827; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


On 14nm...exynos won't have any real life performance advantage...exynos would outrun snapdragon in synthetic benchmarks though.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 13:29 4

6. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I am really disappointed in qualcomm, quad core is ok with me and so the multi core score, I was hoping for (much) better single core score. I hope they improve in next iterations.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:14 3

8. Muayyad (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


There should be a category for power consumption. It is more important than just performance benchmarks.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:45 6

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


Mongoose will stomp this.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:53 4

16. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


this feels like a joke, those benchmarks are not impressive... if only single core performance was important then we wouldn't have duel cores, tri-cores, quad-cores etc (you can't possibly counter this statement but I'll wait anyway).

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 15:32

20. Awalker (Posts: 1432; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Unless you're playing high end games the multi-core score is of little significance.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 15:41 1

21. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


If that was the case then all the low end quad-cores should be able to play high end game, ryt? and Apple should suck when it came to the same games... which is not the case, hence single core performance is not significant and by deduction multicore is.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 17:04

27. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yea he's very very wrong
In fact, single core performance is most important for games on Android which use OpenGL ES
OpenGL ES has terrible use of multi cores

Until Vulkan is released and Android is updated supported to support it

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 17:15 3

28. Macready (Posts: 870; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Unless all you do is sit idle, single core score is of little to no relevance.

At least the multi core score shows what's possible, when asked for it.

Even Chrome and Gmail use all (8 for example) cores most of the time just not maxed out.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 16:09 1

22. romeo1 (Posts: 706; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


The multi core is very important as it can lead to less heat which could lead to less usage of battery.
Single core performance is also important as sometimes just the smallest amount of cpu power can be more than enough.

What awalker was saying is just a little bit of truth as with multicores you could generate less heat. But the main ingredient for high end games is the gpu ofcourse.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 16:23

24. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


so it's safe to say games are not a true reason for having multiple cores. This brings me back to my original statement... and I agree with the fact that multiple cores are for battery efficiency, thusly single core performance isn't important because it's mainly for the low energy state again by deduction multicore performance is (it doesn't make any sense to compare apple and android cpu's and how they are used, most likely all cores are used for android when required)

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 21:52

33. romeo1 (Posts: 706; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Yes thats also true. When needed the they'll be used.
Apple os is just not as demanding so it requires less

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:13

35. romeo1 (Posts: 706; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


I tried to edit but the 240sec where over.
So here i go again ;)

Yes thats also true. When needed they'll be used. Apples ios is just not as demanding as android so it requires less. The dowbside is you can also do less With it
The hardware of the iphone 6 is pretty solid for ios at the moment. The 6 plus is a bit to low but still enough for most users.
The thing is that all os's have different needs and a different usage of the hardware.

Allot of people checking benchmarks tend to forget that it only tells the potential of the hardware but the real live performance is something different. It's like touchwiz and sense or xperia ui. Touchwiz is slower even with better hardware. The ui is just heavier but it's almost unnoticeable with s6.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 14:58 1

17. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


wait for real units

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 15:30 2

19. jove39 (Posts: 1827; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Good performance for quad core CPU.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 16:11 1

23. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Just waiting waiting for that apple A9X benchmark score going to be over 2k in single and something like 6k+ in multi i might actually get an ipad this year if the air 3 has scores close to my predictions.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 16:23 3

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


Idk, Apple has always been behind when it comes to multicore.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 20:28 1

31. miket1737 (Posts: 2383; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Eh have you seen the A8X though? It truly is a beast in performance and has very littl performance degradation over time which is extremely important in overall performance so yeah...

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:12 1

34. p51d007 (Posts: 231; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


What's the use? Faster and faster for what? So your app might launch 0.00001 seconds faster, the screen rotates before you even turn it? These aren't innovations. Just like the updates to the iPhones, androids are doing the same thing. Faster CPU's, higher density screens, more megapixels on the cameras, and for what? Nothing other than getting you to waste your money and drain the battery faster. They add a gimmick here and there and call it an innovation.
You want to really shake up the industry, make a 4-5" flexible screen that opens to an 8-10" tablet. THAT would be innovation. The snapdragon 400 can run apps just as well as these speed demons because there hasn't been any real innovation in the apps. What works well on jelly bean works pretty much the same as 5.1 Yeah, maybe on benchmark applications, the new stuff blows the older hardware out of the box, but I'm talking about real world running, that 99% of smartphone users use their devices for.

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 00:12

36. Chuck007 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


So in other words it's what the 810 should have been.

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 01:15

38. .KRATOS. (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


I hope we see the 820 in the new rumered nexus 5

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 15:13

41. First (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jun 2015)


Project "Kryo"? Oh the irony. ("Cryo" means frozen or icy).

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 15:52

42. rendroid15 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Are we gonig to need a car battery to power this chip?
And a desktop heat sink to cool it ?

posted on 04 Jul 2015, 05:52

44. gosselin (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Waiting for the Z5 with 820. I hope it won't be disappointing

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