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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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via TechGrapple

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posted on 05 Dec 2015, 12:17 7

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 2137; 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: 2346; 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: 948; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Are you implying that exynos M1 is weak?

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 14:26 2

39. Ordinary (Posts: 2346; 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: 1236; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


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

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 15:16 1

49. FluffyBled (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Whis > all

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 16:20 13

60. tedkord (Posts: 12207; 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: 463; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


My thoughts exactly

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 22:27 1

92. viper7916 (Posts: 24; 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 (unregistered)


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 (unregistered)


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: 353; 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: 948; 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: 2709; 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: 4570; 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!

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