Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset gets benchmarked

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset gets benchmarked
With all of the overheating issues that are affecting Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC, it is no surprise that eyes would fall upon Qualcomm's next top-of-the-line chip. That would be the Snapdragon 820. Just the other day, we passed along rumored specs for the chipset, which include custom designed 64-bit cores named Kyro that will be clocked as high as 3GHz.

The Snapdragon 820 is expected to be produced using Samsung's 14nm node manufacturing technology. That is the same process used to manufacture the Samsung Exynos 7420, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

The Snapdragon 820 was put through the Geekbench benchmark test and tallied a single-core score of 1732. The multi-core test resulted in a score of 4970. The first test beat the single-core scores of 1486 posted by a Exynos 7420 powered Samsung Galaxy S6, and the 1227 tallied by a Snapdragon 810 powered Xiaomi Mi Note Pro.

With the multi-core test, the Snapdragon 820's score of 4970 topped the 4424 scored by its predecessor, but failed to top the 5284 tallied by the Exynos 7420. Sony, HTC and Xiaomi are said to be the first handset manufacturers in line to use the new chip, which might appear in handsets starting this fall.


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42 Comments

1. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Nothing special if this is going to be real

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The only problem is the scores will be on del hardware and not in a real phone, the Samsung 7420 have only been showed off in a real phone or test ver of the real phone I.e. All very small phones, I can think back to the scores that the 810 where all getting in the dev hardware

14. waddup121 unregistered

Now we just have to wait for the power consumption...NEXT TIME ON MAURY!

39. TBomb

Posts: 1373; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

"You are not the Chip Maker!"

2. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

That is awesome! Single core performance is the most important for every day stuff, making everything nice and smooth. Can't wait for the Xperia Z5 is Sony gets the camera right.

4. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i dont think Sony will get their cameras right, it's been 5 gen of Z-series and still cant catch up with competition... they should go ask LG for some tips, the G4 is an absolute beast in the camera department

7. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

You ain't kidding @mistercarter. I had 2 (both were defective) iPhone 6+ before I got my G4 and as great as the 6+ camera was, the G4 runs circles around it.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3273; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well I think he ain't kidding but surely you are kidding

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I had about 11 defective iPhone 6+ (actually lost count). But who are we kidding? Enjoy the horrendous battery life of the G4.

29. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Not being sarcastic, did you actually have this much defective iP6+ units replaced? Were they all lemon units?

37. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Most likely the cheap memory that bricks everything. Apple was supposed to replace it but I guess they bought too much for the first batch. Apple and their ifan media is great at covering it up though. If the Note 4 had that issue, iphonearena would have posted 5 articles about it by now with brutal titles. With the iPhone they release one small article on a national holiday where everyone is too busy to visit the site and it has a title that covers up the topic at hand.

40. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Enjoy your flexible iPhone 6+ or should i say bendable.

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Sony is switching to Mediatek... don't be so sure that the Z5 will use a Qualcomm!

18. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

That's only for the compact version of their phone.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Both single and multi core are equally important, especially for Android which utilises multi core performance very well (except for gaming)

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Meh. Any weak sauce cpu/gpu can push most applications at max speed and performance. When you get to the heavy duty applications, then the power is needed whether it's dual or quad or octa. So high single core is just another way of using power, it's pretty much the same despite what the ifans say.

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I think new Exynos 7422 or 7430 will be faster on single and multi-core by a good margin, QC need to step up their game.

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes, if Samsung goes for A72, the octa core chips will score around 2000 in single core and more than 7000 in multi core.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And Qualcomm I be thinking was testing it in ther normal dev hardware so that score will go down big time

30. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

On 14nm...exynos won't have any real life performance advantage...exynos would outrun snapdragon in synthetic benchmarks though.

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I am really disappointed in qualcomm, quad core is ok with me and so the multi core score, I was hoping for (much) better single core score. I hope they improve in next iterations.

8. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

There should be a category for power consumption. It is more important than just performance benchmarks.

15. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Mongoose will stomp this.

16. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

this feels like a joke, those benchmarks are not impressive... if only single core performance was important then we wouldn't have duel cores, tri-cores, quad-cores etc (you can't possibly counter this statement but I'll wait anyway).

20. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Unless you're playing high end games the multi-core score is of little significance.

21. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

If that was the case then all the low end quad-cores should be able to play high end game, ryt? and Apple should suck when it came to the same games... which is not the case, hence single core performance is not significant and by deduction multicore is.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea he's very very wrong In fact, single core performance is most important for games on Android which use OpenGL ES OpenGL ES has terrible use of multi cores Until Vulkan is released and Android is updated supported to support it

28. Macready

Posts: 1815; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Unless all you do is sit idle, single core score is of little to no relevance. At least the multi core score shows what's possible, when asked for it. Even Chrome and Gmail use all (8 for example) cores most of the time just not maxed out.

22. romeo1

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The multi core is very important as it can lead to less heat which could lead to less usage of battery. Single core performance is also important as sometimes just the smallest amount of cpu power can be more than enough. What awalker was saying is just a little bit of truth as with multicores you could generate less heat. But the main ingredient for high end games is the gpu ofcourse.

24. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

so it's safe to say games are not a true reason for having multiple cores. This brings me back to my original statement... and I agree with the fact that multiple cores are for battery efficiency, thusly single core performance isn't important because it's mainly for the low energy state again by deduction multicore performance is (it doesn't make any sense to compare apple and android cpu's and how they are used, most likely all cores are used for android when required)

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