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Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC allegedly tops 5423 on Geekbench's multi-core test

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Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC allegedly tops 5423 on Geekbench's multi-core test
Earlier this year, we learned that those in the US. and China will find a Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood of their Samsung Galaxy S7. Elsewhere, the Exynos 8890 is expected to be be powering Sammy's new flagship smartphone. Packing Galaxy S units headed for the states with a Snapdragon chip has been the manufacturer's recent MO, except for a fluke this year. Because of the issue that the Snapdragon 810 chipset has with overheating, all Samsung Galaxy S6 units ended up with the Exynos 7420 SoC inside.

A posting found on Weibo from a Chinese tipster, seconds a rumor that we've heard before. The original speculation noted that the version of the Snapdragon 820 chip headed into the Galaxy S7 will be optimized for Samsung with better thermal management and lower power consumption. Because this enhanced Snapdragon 820 chip will run at a higher frequency than the regular version, a heat pipe will be added to help with the thermal control.

The Weibo post adds that a new Geekbench test done on the Samsung Galaxy S7 powered with this enhanced Snapdragon 820 chip in tow, scored an impressive 2456 in the single-core test. The multi-core test also produced a tremendous score of 5423. If this test is legit, it would appear that U.S. and Chinese buyers of the phone shouldn't have any performance issues to worry about. Still, it would be prudent to take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

We could see the Samsung Galaxy S7 unveiled on February 21st, the day before MWC opens in Barcelona, during a scheduled Samsung Unpacked event.

The Samsung Galaxy S7, said to be packing an enhanced Snapdragon 820 chipset, allegedly scores high on Geekbench

The Samsung Galaxy S7, said to be packing an enhanced Snapdragon 820 chipset, allegedly scores high on Geekbench


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posted on 05 Dec 2015, 12:17 7

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 1863; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Wow...score had me like:
http://i2.wp.com/collectedyoungminds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/shocked-gif.gif

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 12:44 15

5. Ordinary (Posts: 2213; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Exynos M1 be like:
http://40.media.tumblr.com/55f6a4469f869bf22acb1ab7cb5432de/tumblr_inline_nrodmdib4R1rp9sxe_400.jpg

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 12:53 2

6. killerpollo (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 May 2015)


Yes, but then again, why the hell do you need Vegeta to check out instagram?...

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:13

34. Subie (Posts: 543; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Are you implying that exynos M1 is weak?

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:26 2

39. Ordinary (Posts: 2213; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Are you implying that Vegeta is weak?

Joking aside, I used that pic to imply that M1 is looking at SD 820 like Vegeta does when overconfident :D

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:37

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


Vegeta isn't weak, heck Freezer is the boss. Next is Cell.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:53

45. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Whis please... or Beerus... or Champa....

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 15:16 1

49. FluffyBled (Posts: 509; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Whis > all

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 16:20 13

60. tedkord (Posts: 10675; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I must be old, because I have no idea WTF you guys are talking about.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 17:12 2

72. Dee79 (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Lol I'm with ya

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 17:26 1

74. joeytaylor (Posts: 420; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


My thoughts exactly

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 22:27 1

92. viper7916 (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


Im in my mid 30s and i know what they talking about.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:06

100. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Ma bad forgot about beerus teacher and handler

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 20:44

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


Who is champa? I heard of the rest.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 21:19 1

91. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


He's the God of destruction of another universe. Also Beerus' brother... Fat version lol

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:26

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


Is he in one of the newer movies? I thought the last new one was the one Freeza was trapped in teddy bear hell, which I watched already. Or is champa from a show?

I guess I can just google it but since I am already here. I'll ask you. lol

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:05

99. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Who the hell puts cell in anything after gt same for freeza gold gt power level
And if Goku really wanted to you could take out beerus only have to do is teleport in a couple different areas and then pop up and put his hand through his chest

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:28

103. lpratas (Posts: 272; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


And how about Kenshiro, Raoh, Souther, Falco and Kaioh, they are weak?

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 19:07

80. Subie (Posts: 543; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


I was just being a bit of a smart a$$ considering the pic was of Vegeta non Super Saiyan :)

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 06:33

123. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


who cares ?

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 06:33

122. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


who cares ?

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 12:19 10

2. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


We All Knew The Sd820 Was Going To Be A Beast. This Just Proves It. It Also Makes Me Believe I Might Have Been Right When I Said The Sd820 Could Top The A9 In Antutu.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 12:42 7

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


A beast that throttles after 10s of intensive use. I'm pretty much sure a9 remains cooler and throttles less overall.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 13:13 20

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


Have you even yet with the 820 before bashing like this?
You sound butthurt by QC's great Snapdragon line-up.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 13:32 4

17. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Guys like you are a joke, keep spewing nonsense when no one has seen the SD820 in a production device

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 13:40 2

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


S7 will be getting heat pipes thx to qualcom's magnificent sd820 :D. So no, it's more of a fact, on top of that, latest offerings from qualcom confirm my belief.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 13:50 16

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


S7 is getting heat pipes on both of it's versions to make both SoCs throttle less. Even A9 throttles. If Apple decides to include heat pipres in iPhones to make it's SoC run even cooler, you'll begin to praise it, claiming how consistent it runs at peak clock speed.
Mr iButthurt. Your points holds no ground, as all these SD820 over-heating claims are still rumors anyways.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 13:58 8

27. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


A9 throttles after MULTIPLE GFX Benchmarks back-to-back-to-back. I'm talking 10 minutes of Benchmarking. And the A8 managed heat even better.

Which is a load that literally is never experienced in normal use.

My Galaxy S6 throttles after 1-2 GFX Benchmarks (Usually after 1). And the Exynos performs much better at managing heat than Snapdragon 808 or 810.

The fact that Android makers are building heat pipes inside devices is damning and points to the fact that heat issues and throttling will continue to plague Flagship devices for the next year at least.

Really the heat pipes prove that Android SoC design philosophy continues to head the wrong direction focusing on power over efficiency when the limited battery capacity requires efficiency over power.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 15:48 9

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


The only Android OEMs using heat pipes are Sony and Samsung
Both Sony and Samsung phones have glass backs

Glass backs terrible for themals in comparison with the full metal phones like the 6P and 6S

In fact, full metal phones most likely provide better heat capacity than heat pipes

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 16:19 2

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


True. But that Neros guy wants to make it lool like the heat pipes employed by Samsung is due to overheating, which not even the case!

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 16:33 1

63. insyt (Posts: 49; Member since: 16 Sep 2015)


The heat pipes are copper and use thermal paste so highly unlikely. Have a z5 compact and the heat pipes do tame the 810 so yeah they do work. Let's just hope the heat pipes on 820s are to allow for over clocking and not taming a bad design.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 22:35 1

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


The 6P's full metal unibody also tames the 810
The full metal designs of the 6P and 6S are basically big heat sinks
They should absorb and dissipate more heat IMO
i.e. 810->thermal paste->metal mid frame->metal body

Thermal paste only helps transfer heat (many phones have thermal paste, the 6P also does)
The current heat pipes are also mainly only transfer heat, but they also absorb a little
The Z5's metal frame is whats absorbing and dissipating the 810's heat
i.e. 810->thermal paste->heat pipes->metal frame

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:13

102. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Not without a thermal paste or some kind of thin fins or then work out not the pipes

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 01:02 1

94. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


The fact that it need heat pipes means the soc is suck. Just let it throttles if it means better battery life. No apps need that much of power.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 04:26 1

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


Who say it needs the heat pipes?

The iPhone 6S has a full metal body, but that doesn't mean the A9 throttles terribly
Same for the S7's heat pipes and the 820/8890

Also in terms of battery life
Lower temp = less leakage = better battery life

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 07:53 1

125. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


lower temp = less leakage and better battery life, only when it doesn't overclock and need heat pipes to keep it cool. youre right but the point is no need to overclock it just for higher scores.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 01:40

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


Again you are just making assumptions they are overclocking it

For all we know, they might just not want use a metal back like the iPhone 6S or Nexus 6P (e.g. for wireless charging) but want similar heat capacity so it can sustain performance for longer

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 10:49

140. Techist (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Great point!

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 20:29

83. wando77 (Posts: 814; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Yet this generation of explosion is more efficient than the last generation?
You make no sense

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:10 1

101. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I believe Samsung should release iOS 7 the normal way with all the highest specs and then a base model with just a regular 1080p screen to keep the GPU down and keep the heat sink down then we'll start to see some real speed test with the iphone in the Samsung without having that massive increases qHD or 4k screens

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:58

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


from where you guys got antutu 6?
Mine is 5.7.1 and 6 is not available in playstore

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 11:04

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


The SD808 in the LG G4 doesn't throttle at all according to a YouTube video I saw posted by other tech geeks here.

It doesn't means it's a great chipset though, because it isn't.

In fact, it's more of an indicator that it's weak sauce that won't lift a finger because it doesn't want to sweat.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 21:04

89. ph00ny (Posts: 1200; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Well SD810 overheating issue was a rumor according to Qualcomm in the beginning too. There weren't any rumors of overheating in the previous versions

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 17:54 1

75. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


One chip (810) out of multiple years worth of solidly performing chips, and suddenly every subsequent QC chip is "confirmed" to throttle?

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 16:22 1

61. tedkord (Posts: 10675; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What does it matter which throttles more when one does the task faster?

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 13:17 3

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


AnTuTu is a compound benchmarks which measures overall performance: CPU, GPU, Storage, RAM, UX. So the iPhone 6S hitting 123k is mostly due to it's blazing fast storage, not it's A9 chipset.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:03 2

29. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Storage speed is as important as any other facet of a hardware package.

Ask people on Galaxy devices that store Photos on their SD card. The Gallery loads like naked pic from 1990.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:28 7

40. Ordinary (Posts: 2213; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Then explain how iPhone 6s jumped from 58k to 123k?

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:52 5

44. belosava (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


fake antutu score , not real

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:38

105. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Gs3 was slow but fast whenbit came out and so on as time passe the next phone will always out perform its predecessor

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 10:07

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


Lol troll. The storage speed on the new Galaxy devices are fast and they removed the SD card so you sheep can't troll anymore, but you still managed to do it. Bravo!

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:33

42. Nopers (Posts: 170; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


Which is exactly why the A9 might remain at the top of antutu despite the more recent releases of the s7 with exynos and snapdragon 820 SoC

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 15:22 6

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


Galaxy S7 benchmark score will top iPhone 6S in just about every tests. No worries about that.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 17:01

71. Unordinary (Posts: 1285; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Werent you just crying like a little baby about how the A9 is a new chip???? xD xD xD xD LOL TOPKEK. Silly fandroid.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 20:53 4

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


Both the mongoose and especially the sd820 was designed at or around the same time as the A9. In the case of the SD820 that actually should have released at the same time as the A9. Heck, the mongoose probably should have been released then too but Samsung felt the old Exynos 7420 was enough to compete with the A9 and they were right, which is why they didn't feel the need to plop it on the Note 5 like they usually do.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 06:00

113. joeytaylor (Posts: 420; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Should the 820 have released at the same time or a slightly upgraded 810

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 10:24 2

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


Yup.

Release schedule for Qualcomm and Samsung is usually

Qualcomm had the Sd801 for first half flagships like the GS5 and SD805 for the Nexus and Lg G series and North American Note. The equivalent would be SD810 for first half and SD820 for second half. In fact, Xiaomi was expecting it and they haven't upgraded their top model yet because of it. It should have released already but they had to delay it probably because their reputation is on the line if it isn't perfect and cool as a cucumber.

Samsung has the same schedule with Exynos the S series and more powerful one for the Note series. Besides, with the billions they pour into R & D, they probably have a ton of s**t they can push now but don't need to because the competition isn't there yet.

Apple just ignores the first half because the iPhone is a second half phone. Samsung and Qualcomm should do that too because it's obviously going to the isheeps head that think they are some made SOC geniuses when they are really not. They just have a second half phone out before the others really....hardly anything to brag about but they find a way. Lol

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 03:40 1

106. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Silly black sheep and guessing from the avatar your black and love being a sheep

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:55 1

46. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


After The Flamethrowing Sd810, I Will Put My Money On Exynos First.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 12:38

3. vuyonc (Posts: 993; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


*in Nicki Minaj's voice* What's good, Cupertino?

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