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.