Galaxy S7 Exynos 8890 version benchmarked with both 3GB and 4GB RAM

Galaxy S7 Exynos 8890 version benchmarked with both 3GB and 4GB RAM
We've already been hearing through the grapevine that Samsung has accelerated the development process of its flagships with a few months, thanks to the implementation of new project management techniques, and the upside is that the chatter about the next-gen Galaxy S7 is starting as soon as this summer. Poised for development completion by year's end, the Galaxy S7 has been testing with both Samsung's own Exynos chipsets, and with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, that much we've been tipped already.

The Snapdragon 820 testing has reportedly been very rigorous, as Samsung wants to make sure there will be no overheating issues like with 810. Moreover, Snapdragon 820 has apparently been greenlit to go into Galaxy S7 models for select overseas markets, so the chipset must have passed the stringent testing pretty well. As to what has brought Samsung back to Qualcomm's chips, after the 810 fiasco, is anyone's guess, but probably has something to do with globetrotting LTE models, as nobody makes small and frugal LTE modems with record bands support count like Qualcomm just yet. 

Samsung is pairing its Exynos with LTE modems as well, and we unearthed two purported Galaxy S7 versions on Geekbench - one dubbed Project Lucky-LTE, and the other simply Project Lucky, both powered by Exynos 8890 (Mongoose). The fun part, however, is that the Exynos version without the LTE notation is listed with 3 GB of RAM, while the Project Lucky-LTE one sports 4 GB, but let's not forget that these are likely still testing prototypes, away from completion yet. We've been hearing about versions with two screen sizes - 5.7" or 5.8" and a 5.2" one, so that might be it as well.

The Exynos 8890 model without the LTE mark scores slightly higher than the one with, but it is also clocked higher, at 1.5 GHz maximums for the octa-core chipset, while the the Project Lucky-LTE model with 4 GB of RAM is clocked at 1.38 GHz maximums. We shouldn't make any conclusions about the final retail versions from these early benchmark tests, plus both scores are so high anyway, that you won't feel underpowered with either.

source: Geekbench via Techgrapple



1. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

Single core should be better than that. Why aren't they using A72 instead of A57.

3. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Android 5.0 and 1.5ghz max , nah .

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Geekbench reports the clock rate of the first core Which would be one of the LITTLE cores, which would likely be around 1.5Ghz (e.g. the 7420's A53's are 1.5Ghz)

12. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

The 4GB is on 5.1.1, not sure why this matters since Geekbench is a CPU test? Also Geekbench reports lowest MHz, which are the A53-cores. Comparing this to the SD620 on 28nm you would expect more. But it's not released, so rumours and means don't mean much until we have the final version in hand.

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also this is with power saving setting being on from what I understand

14. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

According to rumor the actual maximum is 2,3Ghz for the A72 cores expected to push the single core score past 2100 in Geekbench.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I thought it was supposedly custom Mongoose cores, not A57s or A72 There's a rumor going around saying that these scores are with Power Saving Mode or Ultra Power Saving Mode I'm not sure I believe that rumor 7500 is what i5/i7 laptops 5200 (in Power Saving Mode) is higher than the A8X 3500 (in Ultra Power Saving Mode) is about on par with the 810 I hope they are true But they do seems a little too good to be true IMO

15. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's possible that these are only of the less powerful cores if the test setup has the more powerful cores disabled. These are custom cores based on either ARM's A72 or A57 design, just with some Samsung tweaks.

36. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

WARNING! The first screenshot seems to be fake/ It is a photoshopped Galaxy S6 - the benchmark detects A57 cores.

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

do they still make LTE-less versions of flagship phones??

4. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

They are going to do it again, they will release sd820 version in US and less powerful exynos version in Asia.

24. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Less powerful?

31. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

The s series till s5 had less powerful exynos prossers compared to SD.

37. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Lolwhat? It is not less powerful.

41. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but not S6 which have more powerfull exynos compared to SD810

5. Shocky unregistered

It's probably just a prototype and nowhere near resembling final specs right now. There is no way they would launch the Galaxy S7 with virtually the same CPU performance as the Galaxy S6, use some common sense.

6. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Why not? Releasing the same-performance iPhones doesn't make sense too? They sell. Why can't Samsung do that too?

13. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Because Samsung INNOVATES in contrast to Apple.

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So according to you the iPhone 6s cpu is as fast as the iPhone 6 cpu

25. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ignore the uneducated. They can lower your IQ

27. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nobody really knows yet.

20. Shocky unregistered

Only Apple can get away with that because their customers are loyal/idiots. Apple seem to focus more on GPU performance anyway.


Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

The competition it'll be difficult this year with the release of the apple A9 processor I guess it would be truly beast hope the sd 820 n the new exynos will go on par with it

16. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The Exynos 8890, Snapdragon 820's final version and Nvidia's Denver 2 are all expected to be more powerful than the A9.

19. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

How do u know how fast the A9 will be? Apple said that the A8x will be 40% faster than the cpu of the A7...(in reality its 2600 vs 4500 in geekbench which is a lot more than 40%) The A9 is said to be 70% faster than the A8.. so based on this A9 should be quite a bit faster than A8x cpu wise.)

22. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

No. Apple said A9X is 80% faster than A8X. But why are you comparing a tablet chip with a phone one? You have to compare A9 with Snapdragon 820, not A9X. Also A9 is supposed to be 70% faster than A8, too, so we know that as well.

23. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

No? What do u disagree with? I just compared them to give him an idea, how strong the A9 will be.Based on the numbers it will be equally fast as S820 both in cpu and gpu.e

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um SOC advancements happen at breakneck speeds, which is why Sony like their 6 month cycle. The SD820, and definitely the Exynos M1 will not be released until it pimp slaps the A9.....

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

because the A8 and A9 are both smartphoen chips. The A8X is the same chipset with a 3rd core...DUH!!!! Its npt a tablet chip. Its a mobile chip which can be used in any Apple mobile device. Geez. I can even believe you said tablet chip. It isnt a tablet chip or a phone chip...its a mobile chipset period can be used in either. Stop trying to sound smart, it comes off wrong.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17480; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But the A8 also lost in several benchmarks to other SOCs. And what does it really matter? Even mid range devices today have enough juice to give a typical user great performance.

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