New Snapdragon 820 Geekbench score confirms four Kryo cores

Snapdragon 820 new Geekbench score confirms four Kryo cores
Yesterday we saw a set of benchmarks allegedly from an MSM8996 chipset, denoting the upcoming Snapdragon 820 monster from Qualcomm. The single-core score was higher than what Exynos 7420 in Galaxy S6, and Snapdragon 810 in Xiaomi Mi Note Pro had achieved, while the multi-core mark slid a tad underneath the Exynos.

Nevertheless, these are some of the earliest benchmarks of Snapdragon 820 we are witnessing, and they bode well for the finalized product, given that it is built on Samsung's 14nm process, and likely won't have the thermal throttling issues that its 810 predecessor had. Today, yet another Geekbench score set for the 810, this time taken yesterday with some undisclosed device, reveals another confirmation about Qualcomm's upcoming beast - it will be a quad-core 64-bit device.

The four Kryo cores here are clocked much lower than their eventual 3 GHz maximums, at 1.46 Ghz, so the resulting Geekbench score is less than stellar - 714 points for the single-core, and 1942 for the multi-core benchmark, which is understandable, given the clock speed. 

Qualcomm informed us upon the 820 unveiling that the silicon will be sampling in the second half of the year, and there is usually a six-month period between sampling by prospective customers, and the actual shipping of finished batches to go into their devices. Given the 810 drama, however, we'd wager to guess that Qualcomm might try and speed things up, so it's not out of the question that we could witness the first phones and tablets with Snapdragon 820 in time for the holiday shopping craze.

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source: Geekbench

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