Alleged Galaxy S7 Exynos chipset clocks record benchmarks, power saving modes revealed

Alleged Galaxy S7 Exynos chipset clocks record benchmarks, power saving modes revealed
Samsung is hard at work optimizing the performance of its Exynos 8890, codenamed M1 Mongoose chipset that will likely make a cameo in the Galaxy S7, which in turn is rumored for release in February, a month earlier than this year, just as the Note5 got released earlier than usual. 

A few benchmarks have already been leaked, showing performance on par with the existing 7420 in the S6 or Note5. This latest leak, however, puts to rest any worries that the chipset might not be the powerhouse we expect it to be. 

Coming from the same leakster account on Weibo that tipped comparisons between the new Exynos and Apple's A9 before the new iPhones were even announced, now come the latest scores of Samsung's upcoming chipset, and they are truly breathtaking this time.

Clocked at 2.3 GHz, the Exynos 8890 has managed to score close to 7000 points this time in the multi-threaded Geekbench test, which is the highest mobile score we've ever seen, and 2294 on the single-core one. 

The source also reveals two lower pairs of scores, taken in a Power Saving and Ultra Power Saving modes, indicating that these scores might be indeed running on a Galaxy S7 prototype or engineering board of sorts. 

To top it all off, the source claims that Samsung is still optimizing the newest Exynos chipset, so these scores might see a further improvement by the time the S7 hits the shelves.

source: Weibo via Sammobile



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hope this translates into real life lag free performance.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Doubt it, the sacrifice to having no stutters is no background functions whatsoever and I would rather have multitasking at the cost of a few random stutters.

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Not with touchwiz involved, even though it has been better as of late....

19. Shocky unregistered

They've already done that with the S6, guessing you haven't tried one lately because there is no lag.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Owned one, and it had lag here and there. I own a note 5 now, which also lags here and there. I'll wait.

33. Kumar123 unregistered

You are awesome dark. IMHO, You and milket are the most neutral techie here on PA. Always so honest. I swear I saw S6 lags quite a bit when I tried it out on the store and also on my uncle's S6 edge. But Samsung phone user here will not admit it. Samsung really need to completely rewrite their Touchwiz overall. I can't understand how can a phone with those kind of MOSTEROUS spec still lags like this. I always appreciate your honest opinion.

35. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It doesn't lag it stutters in animation. There is a difference and people need to realize that. The reason it stutters because, in all their idiocy, made a ridiculous memory management controller, and in this case, as soon as something new is opened or activated the memory controller starts chopping memory (even when not needed). In Android, memory is king and will interrupt other functions including animation. So that's why it stutters largely because Samsung software designers are just bad. Compare any phone to a Nexus 5 even now and the nexus 5 will be smoother.

37. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Lol shut up, dude. Everyone here knows you ate completely biased against samsung. Nothing you say can be given credibility.

40. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lmao right I want to know who he was trying to fool the whole time.

52. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I think you & darkk are quite neutral while micket slightly biased toward apple but it's good because he's pointing some reason with his opinion.

41. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well looks like I am not the only one that noticed.

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx bro, gotta keep it real. These phones (including) the iPhone, will experience lag at some point. Be it a random glitch, or too many apps open, it's bound to happen. These lying fanboys, just don't want to admit the obvious, these are electronic products with a certain amount of ram. I think a lotta guys here saw my honesty, when I continuously blasted Apple about iOS 8. I'm gonna be brutally honest, and whoever gets mad, oh well. +1

51. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Hahaha you got him bro, he hates Sammy and he thought you'll stand with him trolling and bash samsung phones. I believe S6 stutter a bit with some user report using new themes feature might causing some lags (and don't forget widgets too, applying to many on your home screen especially the one with animation effect will affect performance).

47. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Go eat some curry kumar and worship a cow!

21. FluffyBled unregistered

There won't be a lag-free Samsung made Android device. They have too many features that google's Android doesn't support! They need to move on and use their own OS!

46. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

There can't be **any device** which is lag free. There never is, and there never will be. Lag, by definiton is the time delta between the input and intended operation. You can't eliminate that, it's impossible. I am typing this now on a system which has 12 enterprise-grade processors and each processor has multiple cores. And there are still lags in many functions, and that's just obvious.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Competition for the win, we need more chipset makers fighting for top spot.

7. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Top spot has already been defined for a long time. Looking no further but the Exynos chips which outperform other chips in both CPU and GPU ability. Not that other chips are bad, but when it comes to the term "best", Samsung is always here, the invincible titan that undeniably leads innovation.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not really, the Exynos chipset is great but support and documentation from Samsung has been terrible. That counts as part of the package not just numbers, hence why qualcomm is still the default in the industry (and the patents of course). If Samsung upped their game in support we would truly have a top spot holder but for the moment, it is just one of the best.

30. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I don't think those stuff are being concerned in the package because they don't effect consumer experience. Samsung Exynos isn't widely used due to the factors like supply shortage and higher cost. But it actually has more advanced manufacturing process than Qualcomn does and that should be counted into the package instead of the 2 things you mentioned above.

22. Shocky unregistered

It will hurt Qualcomm, they dropped the ball big time this year, so far it's strongly looking like they've beaten SN820. It's going to suck for US users next year, they've getting SN820 and rest of the world is getting Exynos. :D

28. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I don't think it's set in stone the U.S. gets the snapdragon.....yet

36. Shocky unregistered

Well it's either going to work out that way or Exynos will be limited to the usual Counties like Korea and short supplies everywhere else. To avoid supply issues it's easier to just give the US Qualcomm as they have previously, They might as well, US is iPhone Country anyway, doubt they can improve much there.

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I agree, judging by these terrible comments, the US is a lost cause so might as well give these clowns the Qualcomm. Lol

44. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Hey now

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Android 6.0 and this beast, we can have a smartphone which will last for days!! (If Samsung wont aim for the thinnest device and therefore sacrificing battery capacity)

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, they like to copy Apple for the stupid things so expect a thicker phone, smaller battery, more throttling and possibly pressure sensitive screen.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Oh? Something interesting has appeared.

8. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Dat multicore! :O

9. banglazbless

Posts: 136; Member since: Feb 05, 2014


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