New Snapdragon 820 Geekbench score confirms four Kryo cores

New Snapdragon 820 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



1. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

"the device measured has 2 GB of RAM" ...I see 2.643GB..I would say 3GB..... Mongoose will kill this for sure

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Impatiently waiting for Mongoose tho!

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

It's no coincidence that 1 of the mongoose's favorite meals is Krait lol

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

For comparison with the Snapdragon 600 (over 2 year olds, will be 3 years old if the 820 releases next year) 820 - 4x 14nm Kryo cores @ 1.46Ghz = around 720 and 1950 600 - 4x 28nm Krait 300 cores @ 1.5Ghz = around 650 and 1900 I'm very very disappointed so far It seems like a very very small improvement from the Krait 300 cores, not to much the Krait 450 cores Actually maybe a downgrade since the 820 is supposed to be 14nm and the old Krait 300 cores were 28nm Apple's A9, A9X and Samsung's Mongoose will destroy this (it won't even beat the A8X and Exynos 7420) I hope its fake or a very very early prototype

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The benefit of Kyro is that it's supposed to be efficient enough to run at 3 GHz, the 820 is only running at half capacity in this benchmark. Yes, clock for clock it may only be a small improvement, but it's obvious that Qualcomm spent more time investing in efficiency and thermal management rather than instructions per cycle, and I'm okay with that as long as the throttling from the 810 is fixed.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It will throttle, there is no way they can maintain 3.0GHz.

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Maybe, maybe not. We won't know until it finally releases and gets tested. I doubt it could maintain 3 GHz for more than 10 minutes or so, but it shouldn't have to. In daily use our phones only have 1 or 2 cores active at less than 1 GHz, and only go higher in short bursts when it's necessary, they very rarely have sustained maximum frequency outside of benchmarks.

15. waddup121 unregistered

okay cool

2. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That's true, this will be slain by the mongoose. No doubt

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I can't wait to see what the next crop of flagships have to bring to the table. Especially in the SoC and camera department.

7. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Humanity getting old waiting for their dream phone every year only to be disappointed.

8. Hashed unregistered

And what about the people who bought devices using SD810 oven? are the gonna be left out with their already outdated phone. Qualcom messed up, and should be held responsible, consumers paid hard earned money and should get what they deserve. Qualcom and phone makers didn't test the phones well before start selling them.

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Does the RAM affect Geekbench? It measures only the Single Core and Multi Core Performance of the CPU right?

11. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

No it won't necessary the scores are raw CPU performance. And also for me 4 cores>8 cores cause 8 cores will produce at least 1.5 more heat technically.

13. mihai.a

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Geekbench also includes some memory tests. Hit the source link, and scroll to the "Memory Performance" section of the benchmark result.

12. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Clock by clock fast as Cortex-A53. Make a 4 cluster CPU, put just 1 A53 core per cluster for make them work asynchronous, manufacture it 14/16nm FinFET and clock it to 3GHz or even more.

14. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Result will be core similar to krait/(kryo or kyro). On plus side, krait & kyro cores are out-of-order design...A53 is in-order.

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