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Which chipset is ranked number one by AnTuTu, the Apple A9 or the Snapdragon 820?

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Which chipset is ranked number one by AnTuTu, the Apple A9 or the Snapdragon 820?
Earlier today, we passed along the results of both CPU-centric and GPU-centric benchmark tests run on a number of chipsets, and turned into lists and graphs by XDA. Now, benchmark site AnTuTu has posted a list showing the top ten smartphone chipsets in order of how they scored on AnTuTu's CPU and GPU benchmark tests. For example, the top ranked SoC based on the CPU test results, was the Snapdragon 820 which scored 136,383.

Qualcomm's latest and greatest edged out the Apple A9 chipset, which rang up a tally of 132,657. And not far behind was the Exynos 8890. Samsung's new SoC, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, finished third with a score of 129,865. The Kirin 950, Huawei's current top-of-the-line chipset, finished next; wrapping up the top five was the chip that drives Samsung's last-generation top shelf models, the Exynos 7420. Those two produced AnTuTu scores of 92,746 and 86,652 respectively.

Qualcomm's previous high-end SoC, the heat generating Snapdragon 810, was sixth with an AnTuTu score of 81,049. The Snapdragon 652 (7th, 79,636), Apple A8 (8th, 79,100), Snapdragon 650 (9th, 78,979) and the Snapdragon 808 (10th, 68,505) rounded out the bottom half of the list.

Looking at GPU performance on these chipsets, the Adreno 530 GPU carried by the Snapdragon 820 was on top by a wide margin. Its score of 55,098 crushed the 39,104 put up by the A9's PowerVR GT7600 GPU. The Mali-T880 MP12 GPU used with the Exynos 8890 was third with a tally of 37,545.

AnTuTU says that both lists use average scores computed from the results of multiple tests. Overall, the Snapdragon 820 SoC finished on top of both lists. It would appear that Qualcomm has its groove back after a year that they would rather forget about.


source: AnTuTu via SlashGear

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posted on 06 Mar 2016, 23:32 3

1. iushnt (Posts: 1679; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


All are great

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:47 6

19. kenfold (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Mar 2016)


The Snapdragon 820 powers, among other, variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the LG G5, the Sony Xperia X Performance, the Vivo Xplay5S, and the Xiaomi Mi 5.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:42 8

40. Bm888 (Posts: 487; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


SD 820 is seemingly a beast.. Wonder what Samsung is cooking in regards to it's exynos...

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 11:25

84. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The sd 820 is doing good on the scores due to all the 1080p phones like sony

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:13 2

85. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


SD820 S7 destroy the Exynos version.

Stop been a fanboy.

The GPU in the 820 is what really is gaming graphic.
And thats after several test so heat is a non issue.

Poor Exynos fan :P

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 09:16

98. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Everyone knows that QC is cheating in 3D benches.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 15:40 2

91. Dreamboat (Posts: 42; Member since: 29 Apr 2015)


You mean like the iPhone where the 6s plus has a 1080p screen and the 6s doesn't even?

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 05:36

97. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


what does the screen size got to do with the CPU benchmarks?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:59 19

23. vincelongman (Posts: 4418; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


BTW guys Antutu v6.0 ignores multi core CPU performance

e.g.
The Denver K1 scores higher than the A8X now in v6.0
The Denver K1 is about 5% faster in single core
The A8X is about 40% faster in multi core (A8X is a tri core, the Denver K1 is a dual core)
They are about equal in GPU

Another example is the SD 652 vs SD 650
The 652 has 2 extra A72 cores, yet it scores about the same

So Antutu v6.0 is still very very unreliable, both single and multi core CPU performance are equally important

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:44 8

67. pmugghc (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Agree, AnTuTu has lost its charm, at least for Android workloads which are more depending on multi-core performance. Geekbench is better.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 07:57 1

77. sgodsell (Posts: 3616; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Geekbench sucks for multi-core performance.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 20:13

94. dazed1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


Antutu was and will be the worst benchmark ever.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:15 1

87. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


dont change the fact thats the GPU in the SD820 is nearly twice faster than what in the exynos.

Stop searching excuses!

As for CPU scoore well even a SD615 has enuf CPU to run everything smoothly so what we need is more efficient CPU and faster GPU wich qualcomm delivered!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 20:13 1

95. dazed1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


twice? LOOOOOOOOOOL

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 09:30

99. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Why not 10x? Is it hard to be a biased QC fanboy?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 19:34 3

92. ibend (Posts: 4569; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


antutu v6.0 sponsored by Apple..

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:29 2

30. VirginSeventyTwo (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Mar 2016)


Whatever, apple rocks deal with it

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:41 16

39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3747; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I didn't know Apple was the name of a chip-set.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 07:35 3

76. neela_akaash (Posts: 1181; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Don't mind him brother! He's just a mindless Apple guy..

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 08:30 1

79. DarkVader777 (Posts: 50; Member since: 10 Feb 2016)


He likes the apple on back of his phone. Wowwawuwa
Nicccccceeee.Foh

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 10:52

83. DarkVader777 (Posts: 50; Member since: 10 Feb 2016)


He likes the apple on back of his phone. Wowwawuwa
Nicccccceeee.Foh

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:16 1

88. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


No wonder you are a Virgin at 72 year old lol..

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 08:20

78. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


Where is mediatek helio x20.!?!?

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 23:40 2

2. w1000i (Posts: 73; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


SD810 can reach 110K with HTC M9 in MM 6.0.1 , or because its htc you guys don't count it.?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:17 10

13. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


That's a bug genius. That score comes in red colour as the NAND test is broken. A validated antutu score should come in green colour.

This bug affects all marshmallow devices running on an tutu 6. Anyone with half a brain should know about that. But I guess since for someone to run antutu, he shouldn't have half a brain.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:57 3

20. kenfold (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Mar 2016)


Claiming AnTuTu to be dumb and XDA Forum to be reliable! Boy, you must be smart.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:11 14

26. Podrick (Posts: 704; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Not sure if trolling or stupid. Or both.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:58 1

44. w1000i (Posts: 73; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


I agree with you about the antutu thing, and I just know about the bug.
THANKS :)

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 02:11 5

50. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Sorry for being harsh but it's hard to separate hardcore fanboys from normal people. But yeah, antutu is the least reliable benchmark out there. You should have thought that how can the hardware performance jump 50% by a software update.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:15 1

59. mitchytan92 (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


Also the HTC One M9 scoring better than 7420 and Kirin 950, that's just crazy to believe in and also additionally even among the 810 devices, it is using the oldest version of the 810.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:17

89. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I think the M9 scoore lower on most CPU test but in real life world its faster in about everything ( UI , Switching between app ect )

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 23:42 2

3. zeeBomb (Posts: 2088; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


The 820s GPU is like a 980 Ti, godly asf!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:13 1

11. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


More like a GT720 or 740M if I remember correctly. Check gfxbench.com

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:16

80. AllFanboysMatter (Posts: 68; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Get your facts straight

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:23

90. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Based on the website providen the sd810 is about 30% the speed of the 980 ti..

the 820 is about twice faster for GPU.

Still impressive.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:39

66. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Not really. 980Ti is an absolute beast

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 09:20 2

81. Shocky (unregistered)


For about 5 minutes.

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 23:45 1

4. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Only took them a couple of months to beat the A9, even though it is just barely, not bad.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:01 5

7. AlikMalix (Posts: 5826; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Yeah, couple months = half a year /s... I'm impressed by A9 still 6 months after release. Curious what Apple will do with A10 seems like mobile speeds are flatting out..

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:46 9

18. vincelongman (Posts: 4418; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


But then the A10 will be 6 months newer than the 820/8890

Unless if Qualcomm/Samsung release a 825/Exynos in 6 months

But yea, I'm excited to see the next Apple and Nvidia SoCs

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 06:25

73. Piyath_ale (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)


Apple A10 will crush SD 830 for sure..

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:30 1

31. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1543; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You should take into consideration the optimization of iOS, which definitely give an edge to Apple's A series, so it's raw power advantage is not as big as it looks.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:34

35. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Yeah A9 still impressive, in fact people like me whom rarely/almost never play any mobile games doesn't care much about little details like benchmark (Snapdragon 808, E 7420 or anything higher is more than enough). I'm more curious about what features Apple might add to their iPhone? Amoled maybe? water resistant? and i'm more than happy if they add extra thickness for battery like Samsung did to their S7.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:15

58. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


@AlikMalix spot on bro, I'm just trying to make the SD820 owners feel good about themselves :) hehe @vincelongman Yeah I'm excited too :) @NoToFanboys correct sir iOS is superb, thankfully the A series will only power iOS devices :) @Diezparda also correct sir, for example Vainglory running on a 5s is still beautiful even though it is running an old chipset.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:26 1

60. mitchytan92 (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


On the other hand as well, I am disappointed with the 8890 and 820. Android phones normally only upgrade their processor once per year and most likely those Android phone releasing later this year is still gonna use 8890 and 820. Sadly both the SOCs isn't performing much better than the A9 and by then when the new iPhone with Apple A10 released, it is going to outperform all the Android phones.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:14

12. Settings (Posts: 1589; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Though they beat A9, iOS apps are better than it's Android and WP counterparts. The only thing iOS is great at.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:08

25. Unordinary (Posts: 1680; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Lets buy a $650 smartphone and not put any apps on it guys.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:17 2

27. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Wake me up when Lightroom for iOS allows me to work with and edit RAW.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:32

33. AlikMalix (Posts: 5826; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


You can manipulate and make a movie using 4K videos on an iPhone. I'm sure editing raw shouldn't be a problem. It's up to Adobe.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:39 3

38. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Which is the point here. Many apps on iOS lack functionality, because either iOS has too many restrictions or because Apple phones just can't make good use of it (such as in the case of RAW, which the native camera can't shoot).

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 02:02

46. Settings (Posts: 1589; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I don't know about Lightroom et al, my iPad is purely for games. The games on my iPad looks good than my games on my Nexus 7. Real Racing 3, Room series,Hitman sniper looks neat and smooth in par with my Nexus.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:27 2

61. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


The Nexus 7 isn't exactly a benchmark device...

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 02:58

55. Leo_MC (Posts: 1471; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Has it ever occurred to you that RAW pictures are to be taken with a professional device such as a DSLR and should be edited on a powerful PC, to get the best results?
Sure, you can do all that on a phone, but you'll get sub-standard images.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:38 2

65. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Old fallacy.

First, you don't need a professional device to enjoy the benefits of RAW (custom NR and sharpening , rather than paintery iOS mess, custom gamma curves depending on the scene, use of the extra shadow DR, better highlight revovery, custom WB adjustment without channels clipping etc). This was true a decade ago, even for small sensor digicams and still is today.

Second, by the same reasoning, we shouldn't try to play graphical demanding games on our phones, try and edit 4k movies, multitask, or even try to type text on our phones. It's easier and/or yields better results on a dedicated pc.

No, the fact is, we can. It's silly to want the power, only to NOT use it.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 06:14 1

72. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Macready probably wants a car, that can fly, sail and traverse the universe all the while it's cooking him a roast chicken under the hood, with a toaster for a gas tank, which is run off his own feces, it doubles a bottle opener as well it also has this neat feature which likes all of his posts ;) It can basically do it all! And lord knows we all need one of those right?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 06:48 1

74. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


More fallacies, to make up for the lack of arguments.

No, I don't need all that, but people paying north of $600 for a phone, only to not use their capabilities, are rather foolish. Typical bragging rights category. We're talking about high end phones here, not the ones that the average Joe "needs".

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 06:40

101. Leo_MC (Posts: 1471; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I am buying a phone to COMMUNICATE with it; you know, to make/receive phone/video calls, send/receive texts, get notifications (blogs, sites I administrate, from the sensors I have installed inside my house), access info/internet/pictures/videos/media/documents in the cloud on the go, make bank payments, administrate my car.
When I am doing professional activities, I use dedicated devices; for instance if I were to take a patient pulse, I would use a dedicated tension taker, not the flash in a phone; if I were to make movies, I would use a video camera, not a phone; if I were to design CAD, I would use a 27" device, not a phone etc.
Sure, I can use a phone to do all that, even a tablet, but I will do it badly.

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 23:55 3

5. GreenMan (Posts: 1228; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Still, A9 has an edge over SD820 merely because its a Dual Core... More cores may give you a high score on Antutu or any other benchmarking software, but in routine life; a Dual Core has an edge...
A single core benchmark of these beasts Would be more interesting as these benchmarks are conducted for the mere purpose of bragging rights...

A Kawasaki ZX10R or BMW S1K Superbikes may have more HP than my Triumph Speed (120 vs 200) and would destroy my bike on a racetrack... But on the streets, The Speed has an edge... Why? Cause it has twice the TORQUE in low revs!
Same can be said about SoC's to some extent!

G'Day!

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 00:01 2

9. blehkwide (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


that's an interesting analogy, horsepower vs torque. I wonder how the a9x is compared to the new batch of processor because the a10 will likely be close to that in performance.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 01:03

24. GreenMan (Posts: 1228; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


@blehkwide Torque vs Horsepower is the oldest and greatest debate in motorcycling!

Rocket Riders would brag about their HP and top speed, just like Samsung Fans aka sMoths here.

Whereas roadster or StreetFighter riders, such as myself would brag about comfort, road manners, Torque and 0-60's of our bikes!

Horses for courses, eh?

Although, I can't brag about torque in front of a Ducati Guy with his Panigale 1299!
Cause that thing not only has killer HP, but also RAW torque! LOTS OF IT!

Woah, I just remembered that it's Phone Arena and not VisorDown... Sorry...

Forgive me...

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