Cortex A72-powered Snapdragon 620 posts impressive benchmark results

Cortex A72-powered Snapdragon 620 posts impressive benchmark results
Qualcomm's 600 series Snapdragon chipsets generate merely a fraction of the coverage that the 800 series get, which doesn't mean they are inferior or anything. After all, they are made for mid-tier devices, and they do a banger of a job inside them. As any successful product of its, Qualcomm cares about improving the 600 series as much as it does about the flagship 800 series, or even the lowly 400 series. This definitely shows within the Geekbench results posted by the unreleased, but long in the coming Snapdragon 620 chip.

The chip was benchmarked in a test device with 3GB of RAM, but alas, we don't know the display resolution it was working at, which is an important performance factor. Still, with a single core result of 1513 points and multi-core score of 4051 points, the 64-bit SD 620 comes close to, or actually beats the Snapdragon 810 as benchmarked in the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro (1227 single-core, 4424 multi-core), and achieves a similar stand-off against the Exynos 7420 in the Galaxy S6 (1486 single-core, 5284 multi-core).

The single-core performance improvement comes as no surprise, considering the Snapdragon 620 has four 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 cores at play, paired with four 1.2GHz A53 CPU cores for power efficiency. Although the SoC is limited to LPDDR3 RAM support, it nevertheless packs more processing potential than one would expect from Qualcomm's 600 series.


source: GeekBench via GizmoChina

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57 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Now, me likes it!

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, but SD810 held responsible for global warming this year.

20. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

*Wink*

25. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Gobal warming is a myth!

47. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Just like Jesus.

55. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Nope, there's evidence for global warming. There' no evidence for...

56. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Global warning might be a myth but the super warming on SD810 is not.. Only Qualcomm employees think otherwise...

23. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

now i'm pumped up for the 820!

33. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yep! If the mid-range, off-the-shelf 620 is capable of such results, that bodes very well for the high-end custom-made 820.

57. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

That will be HEATER version of 620... Better to go with 620...

36. waddup121 unregistered

F*** The 810, probably the 615 as well. We got a new kid on tha SoC Block.

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Hot diggity! The CPU cores aren't even custom and are made on a worse manufacturing process than those of the GS6 O_O

6. KRISTIJANJE

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

This could have been tested on 480p screen and in a refrigirater for all you know. Try harder.

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Screen specs are totally irrelevant for CPU benchmarks, try harder

17. Shocky unregistered

Geekbench is a CPU benchmark so display resolution won't affect it. but yeah we don't know much about the device this was run on, lots of other factors. I wouldn't trust them, Qualcomm are playing catch up big time and I wouldn't put it past them to intentionally leak results, representative of a final product or not.

12. Shocky unregistered

More overheating probably, good times for Qualcomm.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 820 will also have custom cores 2016 will be very interesting too New custom cores from Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple (or maybe 2015 for Apple)

53. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Qualcomm's custom cores are not 10% custom. They're reworked ARM cores. Let's hope that Kyro cores are going to be modified A72s.

22. Shocky unregistered

Cortex A72 without 16nm FinFET+ probably isn't a good idea. Lots of throttling I'm guessing.

30. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Your guess is wrong, Cortex A72 is more frugal than A57, so it can be used on 28nm with no FinFet. There are already SoCs with that configuration, like the Mediatek MT8173. So A72 @1.8 GHz on 28nm is quite feasible without execsive throttling.

35. Shocky unregistered

Mediatek MT8173 is a tablet SoC, it's not intended to be used in phones. . So I don't think I'm wrong at all.

37. Shocky unregistered

Further to this point, Mediatek MT8173 uses 2xCortex A72 and 2xCortex A53 and they regard this as a tablet SOC. Snapdragon 620 may be clocked lower but it's using 4xCortex A72 and 4xCortex A53. That is a bad idea, amazing peak performance for benchmarks but only for a few minutes, sounds like a Qualcomm SoC to me.

41. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

Don't forget When qualcomm is pushed into a corner they hit hard just like s4 dual core and snapdragon 800.

54. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Basically one Qualcomm SoC did this and now we have "sounds like a Qualcomm SoC to me". I think they learned their lesson.

3. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Are there even any 2015 devices using Qualcomm's 600 series?

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yeah, Alcatel idol 3 and htc. That's all I know of so far.

27. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Lenovo Vibe Shot, Xperia M4, HTC Desire 826 & Galaxy A7 also.

7. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

not 620 but alot of 615 phone like xperia m4

5. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

RIP SD810...

11. Shocky unregistered

SN810 was DOA.

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