Next-gen chipsets get benchmarked; list includes NVIDIA Denver 2, Apple A9 and A9X, Kirin 950 and more

Next-gen chipsets get benchmarked; list includes NVIDIA Denver 2, Apple A9 and A9X, Kirin 950 and more
A number of next-generation chipsets have been run through the Geekbench benchmark test, and the results were posted on a graph comparing the scores. The NVIDIA Denver 2 had the highest single-core score at 2599. The highest multi-core score came from the Samsung Exynos M1 with a tally of 7497. That score was well ahead of the competition. Huawei's Kirin 950 was next with a score of 6096.

According to the graph, the Apple A9 chipset produced single and multi-core scores of 2090 and 3569, respectively. The A9X had a single-core score of 2109, while scoring 5101 in the multi-core test.

Other details revealed by the source include the Denver 2's ability to achieve an off-screen frames per second rate of 117 with the GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan benchmark test. Still off-screen, the NVIDIA chip was able to render 206.9 fps in Tyrannosaurus. Running the Exynos M1 through the same two benchmark tests off-screen resulted in speeds of 59.4 fps and 108.9 fps, respectively. The Apple A9 (off-screen) had a speed of 30.3fps on GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan, and 66fps in Tyrannosaurus.

According to the Weibo posting, the Kirin 950 SoC will be built using the 16nm process and will feature the Mali-T880 MP6 GPU. LG's NUCLUN 2 will be produced by TSMC using the 16nm process, and will carry a quad-core Cortex-A72 CPU running at a clock speed of 2.1GHz, along with a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU running as fast as 1.5GHz.

Weibo is a micro-blogging site that is quite popular in China. As far as mining information from the site, it is a little like the Wild, Wild West. We have seen great tips, and some that were not so great. As such, we suggest that you take this story with the proverbial grain of salt, Mrs. Dash, or whatever salt substitute you use.


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source: Weibo (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) via GforGames

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94 Comments

1. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Looks like the s7 will be king as always

2. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

agree

37. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Just pre ordered note 5, feels like I should cancel. :(

75. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

And when the S7 comes out they'll announce a better chip for the fall, will you hold off on a phone again?

79. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

If performance improvement is roughly 50% then yes. You rarely see such improvements.

84. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Technology is getting better and better each year, you'll never have the top phone for vey long.

86. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes but you are not getting the point 10-20% performance increment is normal and 50% is rare. Technology improvements are done in levels like something big then many minor improvements as Qualcomm did with krait, when krait came out it in SD 600, it was major improvement then they kept polishing it for year till 805. If I had SD 800 device I would not have cried when even 805 came up but 7420 was much bigger improvement right. I skipped 805 for 810 actually but 7420 fulfilled what I was hoping for from 810.

62. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

King on paper. S-heeps

85. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

You must be jealous according to your comment ;)

4. Amin_Dark

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

yes , king of your heart !! who cares about benchmarks ....

92. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Good point. HTC M9 has better multitasking. Open app on the first open ( after a full reboot ) at about same speed as S6. UI is much more smoother on the M9 as well. All games and apps are as fast if not faster for some games. So yep benchmarks are like a drag race... impressive but useless in a real life world.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well that's a given. Still to this day the S6 is a speed demon.

18. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

true that.

10. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

The S7 is rumored to include a Snapdragon, so I'm not sure how much stock I will put in the M1.

19. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Link please.???

88. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Google "S7 Snapdragon"

20. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

If the exynos M1 performance is such & snapdragon not able to match it, then it will be the same story again. Samsung will dump 820 and use ony exynos. They test qualcomm chips in the initial phase, but if they donot match the standards then will be rejected, as was the case with heatsink 810.

24. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

If they can produce enough? isn't that always something that has been troublesome?

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As its worked out good for them this year, it be a good move to move to there own CPUs if the out score and out work the 820 as to not have the same CPU as all the other phones

58. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't think they much issue with producing enough more so than should we use this to support carrier bands in US along with managing power consumption via integrated modem

89. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

They have used Snapdragon processors in 10 different models of the Galaxy S-Line. In some cases the Exynos was more powerful. This was the case with the S3 featuring the Exynos 4412 with an LTE radio. It never made it to the largest market, which was North America at the time. We received the S4 dual-core instead. The 810 convinced Samsung to stay away due to the heat, but they have statistically favored Snapdragon over their own in house products.

94. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah lets dump the soc thats throttle up to 50% to take the one thats throttle up to 40% what a big increase! Also if they used SD810 they could have the same onboard supperfast memory with SD support. SD810 do support both at the same time and max speed the exynos do not!

93. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

International version will use M1 north america version will use Snapdragon. thats the plan!

22. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I'm sure, they will come out with optimized custom cores for exynos M1 to be one up with the other manufacturers.

26. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

king in benchmarks but when it comes to daily use, it will stutter and lag too often

39. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

My s6 does not lag and 100% lags less than any other phone

77. YourKnowledge

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Well, stop keeping it locked up and start using it already. Then you'll see.

90. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

It will lag. Even Android Authority has brought it up and I trust those guys more than most.

95. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

well you are blind then. S6 ui have a hard time staying on 60 FPS all the time. But some ppl dont see the difference and thats fine. As a gamer i see it clear as day... the HTC M9 on the others hand truly never lag as its never go under 60 fPS ( use the dev options to test you can have the FPS on screen at all time )

40. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

... at least so you hope.

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