AnTuTu: Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon GPU scores 20% higher than the Exynos version

AnTuTu: Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon GPU scores 20% higher than the Exynos version
The folks from AnTuTu benchmark revealed about three weeks ago that a Samsung SM-G930F has been popping up in their database, and, since the Galaxy S6 is coded as SM-G920, they rightfully concluded this must be its sequel, the Galaxy S7. At the time, they only revealed the specs of the device - a 5.1" Quad HD display, Exynos 8890 processor, and a 12 MP camera - promising that they will post the handset's results as soon as someone runs AnTuTu on it.

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)

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



64. sachouba

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

It probably means that the Exynos version is more powerful, juding from the new repartition of points in Antutu's last version... Well, as long as it is under the iPhone 6s, it's all good.

63. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Antutu is a gimped joke as version 6 'cause, according to the creators (, it focuses on just single core performance, about which they state the following BS: "Antutu found that in most cases, only one core is doing work" That's total BS, 'cause single-core performance matters no more than multi-core. Single-core is more for gaming, multi-core is more for battery efficiency and background processes like syncing/widgets/webpage pre-fetching/notifications/backup/etc, which are just as, if not more, important than gaming on a SmartPhone. With processes like SurfaceFlinger (, which take advantage of multiple cores in pre-determining where objects are going to be drawn on-screen prior to sending it to the GPU to draw it (regardless if app is programmed for single-core or multi-core), the performance difference in gaming is insignificant. IF their claim held any truth for real world performance, why can a 6P hold up in real life use, despite a "much slower" SoC AND pushing almost 4 times (!!) as many pixels?

62. srgonu

Posts: 574; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I am thinking this year Samsung will get out of Carrier control and sell phones directly without carrier bloat. I don't mind Samsung apps as I use most of them (Sync notes, scrapbook, action memo etc across my Note edge and note 10.1). And I think Exynos will play a crucial role in updates hereafter.

57. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Lets measure cpu performance, with gpu benchmarks, great.

53. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

This is the reason for the late leaks of mangoose exynos

54. Shocky unregistered

It's starting to look like somethings gone horrible wrong. We will see. :D

61. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope all geakbench scores for (f) have been very low, so this is the same

51. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Don't understand when Samsung was using power vr it was toe to toe with appi or better. Why they choose Mali? Power vr is always the best and that makes the appi GPU so dam fast.

52. Shocky unregistered

Don't know, would have to ask Samsung this question but like all things I would guess it comes down to cost one way or the other. Samsung are apparently developing their own GPU, doesn't really explain why they would choose Mali but it's interesting all the same. Hopefully we will see something from them in the next few years, but then again nothing could come of this. :)

58. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

You have an excellent point but still they could had stick with vr and then developed their own. Also they rank 2 on research and development and they could had improved the vr. Appi makes it custom cpu but let vr make the GPU. Sam copies appi on the camera but it won't copy on the GPU. The camera of Sam is fantastic.

68. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Maybe because PVR isn't clearly "the best"?

50. jellmoo

Posts: 2699; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I just ran AnTuTu on my device. The score I got was: PurpleDolphinCheesePillow Makes about as much sense as AnTuTu ever does.

37. Shocky unregistered

Right, so Exynos 8890 has a weaker GPU than SN810 and Exynos 7422. That makes perfect sense, could Antutu be any more unreliable ?

41. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Because it'sdownclocked 100mhz lower.

43. Shocky unregistered

I just tried this on my Galaxy S6 and after downloading 6.04 my score is down about 11k points than it was previously. Antutu is inaccurate and inconsistent, it's insulting to even call this a benchmark.

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

lets wait battery life, temperature, and performance test from some legit reviewer (maybe next month :-/)

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I called this, Qualcomm be on point with their GPU game bruh.

35. TyrionLannister unregistered

Let's see.

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

According to the result, exynos 8890 scores 20k less on GPU. That's bulls**t as that would mean that 820 will be 60% more powerful than 8890 in GPU. Alse according to antutu, snapdragon 810 is more powerful than exynos 8890. LMAO Anyway, here's another leak saying both have around equal GPU. Which should be expected: And PA, the 8890 is nothing but a generic architecture. It's a highly complex GPU. You have seen how good the mp4 variant of mate 8 scores. Multiply them by 3.

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

3 times the cores does not equal 3 times the performance, just sayin. The Mi5 didn't score especially high on GFX, with Sd820 and 1080p screen it barely beat the iPhone 6s plus by 1-3 FPS. We'll just have to wait until all these devices can be tested to know the true story. somehow all these leaks just don't seem all that accurate.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It COULD be pretty close to 3x the 950's T880-MP4 More "GPU cores"/clusters can mean an almost linearly improvement in GPU performance But there's other things: *Thermals/efficiency, Samsung might downclock for thermal/efficiency improvements *TSMC's new 16FF+ vs Samsung's new 14LPP *Samsung's E8890 probably has more memory bandwidth (but is it enough for 3x the cores) *Kirin's 3 year old ARM CCI-400 vs Samsung's new custom SCI interconnect If you dont believe me that GPUs scale linearly, see the A9X/A8X and A9/A8 The A9X/A8X just have double the "GPU cores"/clusters than the A9/A8 The A9X/A8X have about double the GPU performance of the A9/A8

34. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW: I'm saying "GPU cores" because there's not really such a thing GPUs are not CPUs

40. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

There are Kernels which you can have both Cpu,Gpu running in series. That's double the Gpu.

42. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah GPUs have clusters.

56. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Depends on the manufacturer Imagination calls them clusters (Imagination used to advertise number of ALUs) ARM calls them shader cores Qualcomm doesn't refer to those, they just use number of ALUs NVIDIA calls them Maxwell Streaming Multiprocessors (but NVIDIA advertise number of CUDA cores)

60. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

ARM's and IMG's shader cores are not just ALUs.

66. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, that's right Also NVIDIA's Maxwell Streaming Multiprocessors aren't just ALUs too I only mentioned ALUs for Qualcomm, since AFAIK Qualcomm dont mention other details And for Imagination, since they used to advertise by the number of ALUs, but now they've switched to advertising number of clusters now

67. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Qualcomm difn't unveil even the ALU count so... Also many things apart from ALUs are important for gaming performance.

69. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I've seen Qualcomm's ALU count online Not sure if they are official Definitely. ALUs are just one factor Although ALUs probably the most important factor

39. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

To answer you're question is to root. The standard commercial gpu on phones run at 600mhz. I overclocked mine to 900mhz, and with Samsung phones there are Kernels which you can insanely raise them to 1200mhz. That's extreme gpu performance.

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