AnTuTu: Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon GPU scores 20% higher than the Exynos version
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 16, 2016, 3:15 AM
Well, that day has come, and AnTuTu's Weibo account just listed the trial run scores of what is said to be the international version of the Galaxy S7, posted from France. The global version is powered by Samsung Exynos 8890, and it scored the whopping 105, 000 points on AnTuTu, which is a breathtaking result, no matter how you slice it.
Not as breathtaking as the Snapdragon 820 version, though. Previously, the AnTuTu gang boasted that the AT&T version of the S7 Edge has appeared in its database, denoted as SM-G935A, carrying the same specs as the G930F here, with the notable difference of being powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, instead of Exynos 8890. Then they posted a benchmark comparison of a Galaxy S7 with Qualcomm's processor, and it scored the eye-watering 125, 288 points. They have apparently compared the benchmark scores of the phones with both chipsets, and now estimate that this 105, 000 Exynos score is about 20, 000 points lower than that of the version with Snapdragon 820 that was posted before.
The difference, they say, stems mainly from the GPU score, indicating that the Adreno 530 GPU beast will do pretty well for those hardcore gamers out there. Samsung uses the Mali-T880MP12 graphics processor in Exynos 8890, with no less than twelve cores in it, yet it is still a generic ARM architecture, compared to the customized Adreno line. Both chipsets are so powerful, though, that there won't be any game available at the Play Store to really take their GPUs to the task anyway, so these synthetic benchmark scores would be just for bragging rights, plus when the final retail units hit, the gap might be narrowed down further.
source: AnTuTu (Weibo)
- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
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I bet the Exynos was either downclocked or was at power saving mode when the test was carried out.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:23 AM 6
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You just don't want to accept it. No?
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:27 AM 28
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Yes it is believable and you Samsung fans need to get over it. The new version of Antutu also favors fewer but larger cores. It's going to give the multicore setups a lower score but then they score higher elsewhere. Stop being so defensive about such a meaningless number. Taken with all others it paints a meaningful picture but by itself it may as well be one pixel of a whole image that you desperately want to figure out.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:59 AM 5
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All the geakbench scores are all very low for the (f) ver of the phones It's been reported that the Samsung CPU is in some type of limiting mode to stop the score from being showed (this is by bloggers that have used the phone), as the sd 820 is going to be the same in all phone that not happening on the other hand but I have noted some very bad scores for it, so does it under clock fast?
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 1:42 PM 0
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My gut tells me that this isen`t the hole story, I think the 8890 will be the more powerful one in the end.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:27 AM 8
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One would expect it to be with 2 more A72 cores...
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 4:57 AM 2
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The 8890 should've been made on Arm Cortex A15, rather than power efficient A57, and 14nm. The A15 were on big dies with 28nm. Could we imagine the A15 on the S6? That's why Apple uses bigger cores rather than crappy tiny 14nm Pos.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 5:21 AM 0
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First there was one version so people had to fight over the choices of OEMs and now two versions of the same, resulting in fans of the same product clashing.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:29 AM 2
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We'll see. Either one is fast enough.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:30 AM 4
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Really, are there any hardcore gamers on phones?
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:48 AM 0
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Playing candy crush saga 24/7 is pretty hardcore
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:58 AM 10
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