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Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890: leaked multi-core Geekbench result chart shows Samsung advantage

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Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890: leaked multi-core Geekbench result chart shows Samsung advantage
In just over a week's time, three upcoming high-end mobile SoCs have been officially announced, the Samsung Exynos 8890, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, and the Huawei Kirin 950. While all of the technical specifications of these chips have now been published, what really matters to us is their number crunching ability. 

With this in mind, we'd like to show you a leaked chart that claims to reveal the multi-core core performance of the aforementioned chips.

The alleged leaked multi-core result chart claims to reveal the multi-core performance - as recorded by popular CPU testing tool Geekbench - of the Snapdragon 820, the Exynos 8890, the Kirin 950, the Apple A9, and the MediaTek MT6797 "Helio X20". 

As per the leaked chart, the Samsung Exynos 8890 will come with insane amounts of multi-core processing power. The octa-core processor with four stock ARM Cortex-A53 cores and four custom M1 cores appears at the top of the chart with a score of 7400 points. For comparison, the Exynos 7420 that powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 series usually reaches a little over 5000 points in the same tests.

Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890: leaked multi-core Geekbench result chart shows Samsung advantage


The chip with the largest number of CPU cores, the deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 came in second place with a score of 6500 points. The octa-core Huawei Kirin 950 is listed with just 100 points fewer than the X10. The quad-core CPU inside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 appears to lag a bit behind its rivals and is listed with a score 5300 points. 

The dual-core nature of the Apple A9 shows its limits during multi-core tests. With just 4436 points, the chip trails behind in this test.

Last week, the same leakster posted a chart that claims to reveal the single-core performance of the chips. In those tests, the Apple A9 led the way with.the best single-core Geekbench performance. 

Since these chips will likely be the major players in the global smartphone market, we're naturally craving for more details about thesm. Until we'll be able to test out these chips for ourselves, we won't be able to comment on their real-world performance. In the meantime, however, these alleged leaked benchmark results help us with managing our expectations.

source: Weibo via GforGames

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posted on 16 Nov 2015, 07:04 2

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 2257; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Late, Pa? Seems like I've read this somewhere already...

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:21 12

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11690; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They were to busy trying to sell Apple's single core score which means NOTHING accept fanbois who want to hear their losing device win at something, no matter how useless it is.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 12:14 9

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


You are only too ignorant and unwilling to educate yourself to and understand how Mobile SoCs work.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 14:30 3

56. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


This great. I want to buy a Galaxy S7.

BUT, Samsung will NOT get my money unless they offer these features from my S5:

Removable battery
MicroSD
Durable Construction

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 14:34 4

57. Skim. (banned) (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Sep 2015)


Keep your money then lol.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 14:44

58. .VELOCITY. (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


And premium materials.
And 6gb Ram.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 14:49

59. Brewski (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


It says right in the article this is from a week ago...

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 15:55 4

60. marorun (Posts: 4281; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Care to explain in detail instead of been an ***?

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 07:11 11

2. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 925; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I don't care those numbers, no one will notice the differences in real life.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 08:28 4

18. Zylam (Posts: 917; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Yup, benchmarks are just for bragging. Android doesn't get it's share of optimized apps for design and graphic art to warrant any interest in the raw power of the chip, even if they are beasts. Google needs to create a slew of design and editing apps for Android.

Also what the heck happened to all the Snapdragon tablets? My Iconia is 4 years old now and I really want to replace it with a snapdragon 805 or better 10 inch tablet. No Android OEM seems interested in tablets anymore.

And I don't want touchwiz.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:22

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11690; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Depends on what you do with your phone in real life. How about you speak for you.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:20 2

37. Techist (Posts: 253; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


The Sony Xperia Tablet Z4 with the Snapdragon 810 has been out for quite a while now, and there have been others before it.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:26

38. torr310 (Posts: 953; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Xperia Tablet Z4 is so expensive compared to other Android tablets.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 11:20

47. j2001m (Posts: 2993; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Then you need the new Google tablet with the the keyboard

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 15:58

61. marorun (Posts: 4281; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Zylam here you go :http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/sony-xperia-z4-tablet-1286092/review

Sony Z4 tab using a SD810 ( and we can both agree in a tablet its has more than enuf room for heat. )

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 16:45

62. Zylam (Posts: 917; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Yea the Z4 is ridiculous experience, killer tablet but not worth the price. If it had a 400 dollar variant I'd get in a heart beat.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 16:46

63. Zylam (Posts: 917; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Yea but the Z4 is ridiculous experience, killer tablet but not worth the price. If it had a 400 dollar variant I'd get in a heart beat.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 16:47

64. Zylam (Posts: 917; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


I had a look at rhe pixel C in hands on, they say it's pretty heavy and thick, also it's gonna be crazy expensive. All that metal really adds to the weight but something thin and light would be easier to handle.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 07:14 14

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Seems overkill. But we can use power saving mode and still get SD 820 like power with much higher efficiency.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 07:23

8. .VELOCITY. (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


This is still powerless, I'd take A72 clocked at 2.7ghz, with an extra battery carried around.

How is this overkill? These CPU are not even close to i3. To you it maybe an overkill, for others its still scrap.

If James bond wanted an custom made phone, imagine what specs it would have. .

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 07:44 11

10. Ordinary (Posts: 2393; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


My i7 960 gets around 9220 in multi-core so I think for a phone that has no cooling fans 7400 is more than enough.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 07:47 3

11. lpratas (Posts: 363; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


There is where you are mistaken. The older i3 like of the first generation, the Lynnfield and the i3 Sandy Bridge must be weaker. Even the Yvi bridge ones must be weaker.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 08:03

14. JakeH (Posts: 83; Member since: 01 May 2014)


what the hell do you need an i3 in a mobile phone for?

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 08:11 1

15. bur60 (Posts: 869; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Can't know that, for all you know the 820 is much more efficient with this score and that may be the reason why it has a lower score. Just a theory since I don't know much about it (and neither does anyone else). Time will tell, but this could mean that Quallcomm has been slacking big time.

Let's see the real tests when they are out to keep the fanboy bias out of it.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 08:12 6

16. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I have an I7-4700 HQ and it gets around 11400. A ULV i7 gets around 5000-6000. ULV i3 is not even 5000.

This score is even higher than what the surface pro 4 produces. So I simply don't get what you are referring.

Unless you're comparing to a desktop sklake i3, your point makes absolutely no sense to me.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:04 2

22. .VELOCITY. (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Lmao, the power of a mobile chip vs Intel's i3, is day night difference. i3 requires a fan to cool down vs this ... Try using this chip on a desktop, expect lags and hell of stutters.

Try running Cad and opening heavy photos on a mobile. It takes ages.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:20 2

23. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Heavy photos, CAD have no relation with CPU. They task the RAM, disk and GPU which a desktop is 10-20x powerful it.

Try running CAD on a desktop with an i7 and a 5400 RPM HDD in it, It will take ages too.

i3 is way less efficient. And no, the ULV designs don't require fans.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:59 2

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11690; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


But a desktop vs a mobile CPU that may have similar benchmarks, doesn't mean they can pull the same weight.

X86 CPU/GPU's are pushing far more lines of code vs some $5.00 app on mobile device. It's just not the same even in theory.

You take an ARM chip and try to push a game like GTA or Crysis even on a 1080p display and I am betting the chip won't even push it even close to 60FPS.

I just don't see it. Windows itself has over 40M lines of code, those mobile apps don't even have 1/10th of that.

You are talking about a mobile CPU/GPU pushing probably less than 20k lines of code vs a workhouse like x86. A ARM chip would probably blow up. You see how terrible it was just trying to push Windows/Office for ARM? Sure it worked, but it wasn't a great experience.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:07

34. dazed1 (Posts: 469; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Not even close? LOL.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:29 7

41. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


You don't even know what you're talking about, do you?

Do you even have an idea how an operating system works?

These processors can easily push windows 10. Are they as powerful as desktop grade processors, no. Desktop i7 can easily push 25-30k on geekbench and intel Xeon processors can push even 200k. But that's not what we're comparing with.

This chip is more powerful than a ULV i3. And a cross-platform benchmark like geekbench precisely measures it.

You never run the entire code of windows. It is divided in parts, thousands and thousands of dll files comprise that code, and you only have to run a few ones which are in memory now.

Compiling full OS can take easily 30-40 minutes. That way, running it will be impossible.

Besides, android is not much behind Windows in code size. It may be one order of magnitude less at best.

x86 is a power hungry monster. But these chips are getting closer and closer each year. And now they are better than the low-end i3 chips. They can never be as good as desktop CPUs, but that's never the point.

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