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

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...
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63. insyt

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

The heat pipes are copper and use thermal paste so highly unlikely. Have a z5 compact and the heat pipes do tame the 810 so yeah they do work. Let's just hope the heat pipes on 820s are to allow for over clocking and not taming a bad design.

93. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 6P's full metal unibody also tames the 810 The full metal designs of the 6P and 6S are basically big heat sinks They should absorb and dissipate more heat IMO i.e. 810->thermal paste->metal mid frame->metal body Thermal paste only helps transfer heat (many phones have thermal paste, the 6P also does) The current heat pipes are also mainly only transfer heat, but they also absorb a little The Z5's metal frame is whats absorbing and dissipating the 810's heat i.e. 810->thermal paste->heat pipes->metal frame

102. engineer-1701d unregistered

Not without a thermal paste or some kind of thin fins or then work out not the pipes

94. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

The fact that it need heat pipes means the soc is suck. Just let it throttles if it means better battery life. No apps need that much of power.

112. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Who say it needs the heat pipes? The iPhone 6S has a full metal body, but that doesn't mean the A9 throttles terribly Same for the S7's heat pipes and the 820/8890 Also in terms of battery life Lower temp = less leakage = better battery life

125. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

lower temp = less leakage and better battery life, only when it doesn't overclock and need heat pipes to keep it cool. youre right but the point is no need to overclock it just for higher scores.

137. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Again you are just making assumptions they are overclocking it For all we know, they might just not want use a metal back like the iPhone 6S or Nexus 6P (e.g. for wireless charging) but want similar heat capacity so it can sustain performance for longer

140. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Great point!

83. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Yet this generation of explosion is more efficient than the last generation? You make no sense

101. engineer-1701d unregistered

I believe Samsung should release iOS 7 the normal way with all the highest specs and then a base model with just a regular 1080p screen to keep the GPU down and keep the heat sink down then we'll start to see some real speed test with the iphone in the Samsung without having that massive increases qHD or 4k screens

111. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

from where you guys got antutu 6? Mine is 5.7.1 and 6 is not available in playstore

131. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The SD808 in the LG G4 doesn't throttle at all according to a YouTube video I saw posted by other tech geeks here. It doesn't means it's a great chipset though, because it isn't. In fact, it's more of an indicator that it's weak sauce that won't lift a finger because it doesn't want to sweat.

89. ph00ny

Posts: 1986; Member since: May 26, 2011

Well SD810 overheating issue was a rumor according to Qualcomm in the beginning too. There weren't any rumors of overheating in the previous versions

75. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

One chip (810) out of multiple years worth of solidly performing chips, and suddenly every subsequent QC chip is "confirmed" to throttle?

61. tedkord

Posts: 17095; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What does it matter which throttles more when one does the task faster?

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

AnTuTu is a compound benchmarks which measures overall performance: CPU, GPU, Storage, RAM, UX. So the iPhone 6S hitting 123k is mostly due to it's blazing fast storage, not it's A9 chipset.

29. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Storage speed is as important as any other facet of a hardware package. Ask people on Galaxy devices that store Photos on their SD card. The Gallery loads like naked pic from 1990.

40. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Then explain how iPhone 6s jumped from 58k to 123k?

44. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

fake antutu score , not real

105. engineer-1701d unregistered

Gs3 was slow but fast whenbit came out and so on as time passe the next phone will always out perform its predecessor

139. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol troll. The storage speed on the new Galaxy devices are fast and they removed the SD card so you sheep can't troll anymore, but you still managed to do it. Bravo!

42. Nopers unregistered

Which is exactly why the A9 might remain at the top of antutu despite the more recent releases of the s7 with exynos and snapdragon 820 SoC

50. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Galaxy S7 benchmark score will top iPhone 6S in just about every tests. No worries about that.

71. Unordinary unregistered

Werent you just crying like a little baby about how the A9 is a new chip???? xD xD xD xD LOL TOPKEK. Silly fandroid.

85. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Both the mongoose and especially the sd820 was designed at or around the same time as the A9. In the case of the SD820 that actually should have released at the same time as the A9. Heck, the mongoose probably should have been released then too but Samsung felt the old Exynos 7420 was enough to compete with the A9 and they were right, which is why they didn't feel the need to plop it on the Note 5 like they usually do.

113. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Should the 820 have released at the same time or a slightly upgraded 810

129. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yup. Release schedule for Qualcomm and Samsung is usually Qualcomm had the Sd801 for first half flagships like the GS5 and SD805 for the Nexus and Lg G series and North American Note. The equivalent would be SD810 for first half and SD820 for second half. In fact, Xiaomi was expecting it and they haven't upgraded their top model yet because of it. It should have released already but they had to delay it probably because their reputation is on the line if it isn't perfect and cool as a cucumber. Samsung has the same schedule with Exynos the S series and more powerful one for the Note series. Besides, with the billions they pour into R & D, they probably have a ton of s**t they can push now but don't need to because the competition isn't there yet. Apple just ignores the first half because the iPhone is a second half phone. Samsung and Qualcomm should do that too because it's obviously going to the isheeps head that think they are some made SOC geniuses when they are really not. They just have a second half phone out before the others really....hardly anything to brag about but they find a way. Lol

106. engineer-1701d unregistered

Silly black sheep and guessing from the avatar your black and love being a sheep

46. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

After The Flamethrowing Sd810, I Will Put My Money On Exynos First.

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

*in Nicki Minaj's voice* What's good, Cupertino?
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