Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC allegedly tops 5423 on Geekbench's multi-core test

Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC allegedly tops 5423 on Geekbench's multi-core test
Earlier this year, we learned that those in the US. and China will find a Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood of their Samsung Galaxy S7. Elsewhere, the Exynos 8890 is expected to be be powering Sammy's new flagship smartphone. Packing Galaxy S units headed for the states with a Snapdragon chip has been the manufacturer's recent MO, except for a fluke this year. Because of the issue that the Snapdragon 810 chipset has with overheating, all Samsung Galaxy S6 units ended up with the Exynos 7420 SoC inside.

A posting found on Weibo from a Chinese tipster, seconds a rumor that we've heard before. The original speculation noted that the version of the Snapdragon 820 chip headed into the Galaxy S7 will be optimized for Samsung with better thermal management and lower power consumption. Because this enhanced Snapdragon 820 chip will run at a higher frequency than the regular version, a heat pipe will be added to help with the thermal control.

The Weibo post adds that a new Geekbench test done on the Samsung Galaxy S7 powered with this enhanced Snapdragon 820 chip in tow, scored an impressive 2456 in the single-core test. The multi-core test also produced a tremendous score of 5423. If this test is legit, it would appear that U.S. and Chinese buyers of the phone shouldn't have any performance issues to worry about. Still, it would be prudent to take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

We could see the Samsung Galaxy S7 unveiled on February 21st, the day before MWC opens in Barcelona, during a scheduled Samsung Unpacked event.

Thanks for the tip!

via TechGrapple



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

6. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

Yes, but then again, why the hell do you need Vegeta to check out instagram?...

34. Subie

Posts: 2439; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Are you implying that exynos M1 is weak?

39. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Are you implying that Vegeta is weak? Joking aside, I used that pic to imply that M1 is looking at SD 820 like Vegeta does when overconfident :D

43. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Vegeta isn't weak, heck Freezer is the boss. Next is Cell.

45. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Whis please... or Beerus... or Champa....

49. FluffyBled unregistered

Whis > all

60. tedkord

Posts: 17505; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I must be old, because I have no idea WTF you guys are talking about.

72. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Lol I'm with ya

74. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

My thoughts exactly

92. viper7916

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Im in my mid 30s and i know what they talking about.

100. engineer-1701d unregistered

Ma bad forgot about beerus teacher and handler

84. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Who is champa? I heard of the rest.

91. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

He's the God of destruction of another universe. Also Beerus' brother... Fat version lol

133. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Is he in one of the newer movies? I thought the last new one was the one Freeza was trapped in teddy bear hell, which I watched already. Or is champa from a show? I guess I can just google it but since I am already here. I'll ask you. lol

99. engineer-1701d unregistered

Who the hell puts cell in anything after gt same for freeza gold gt power level And if Goku really wanted to you could take out beerus only have to do is teleport in a couple different areas and then pop up and put his hand through his chest

103. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

And how about Kenshiro, Raoh, Souther, Falco and Kaioh, they are weak?

80. Subie

Posts: 2439; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I was just being a bit of a smart a$$ considering the pic was of Vegeta non Super Saiyan :)

123. Acer_Predator unregistered

who cares ?

122. Acer_Predator unregistered

who cares ?

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

We All Knew The Sd820 Was Going To Be A Beast. This Just Proves It. It Also Makes Me Believe I Might Have Been Right When I Said The Sd820 Could Top The A9 In Antutu.

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

A beast that throttles after 10s of intensive use. I'm pretty much sure a9 remains cooler and throttles less overall.

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Have you even yet with the 820 before bashing like this? You sound butthurt by QC's great Snapdragon line-up.

17. Retro-touch unregistered

Guys like you are a joke, keep spewing nonsense when no one has seen the SD820 in a production device

20. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

S7 will be getting heat pipes thx to qualcom's magnificent sd820 :D. So no, it's more of a fact, on top of that, latest offerings from qualcom confirm my belief.

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

S7 is getting heat pipes on both of it's versions to make both SoCs throttle less. Even A9 throttles. If Apple decides to include heat pipres in iPhones to make it's SoC run even cooler, you'll begin to praise it, claiming how consistent it runs at peak clock speed. Mr iButthurt. Your points holds no ground, as all these SD820 over-heating claims are still rumors anyways.

27. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

A9 throttles after MULTIPLE GFX Benchmarks back-to-back-to-back. I'm talking 10 minutes of Benchmarking. And the A8 managed heat even better. Which is a load that literally is never experienced in normal use. My Galaxy S6 throttles after 1-2 GFX Benchmarks (Usually after 1). And the Exynos performs much better at managing heat than Snapdragon 808 or 810. The fact that Android makers are building heat pipes inside devices is damning and points to the fact that heat issues and throttling will continue to plague Flagship devices for the next year at least. Really the heat pipes prove that Android SoC design philosophy continues to head the wrong direction focusing on power over efficiency when the limited battery capacity requires efficiency over power.

54. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The only Android OEMs using heat pipes are Sony and Samsung Both Sony and Samsung phones have glass backs Glass backs terrible for themals in comparison with the full metal phones like the 6P and 6S In fact, full metal phones most likely provide better heat capacity than heat pipes

59. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

True. But that Neros guy wants to make it lool like the heat pipes employed by Samsung is due to overheating, which not even the case!

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