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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7. Unordinary unregistered

Android fanboys, I thought benchmarks dont matter x'D

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Depends on who you ask, because it's subjective. Benchmark scores can be inflated though. SD801 suddenly scores 50k in AnTuTu 6, up from about 36k in AnTuTu 5, quite strange!

15. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

AnTuTu 6 scores are not comparable with 5.x. Anyone with half a brain cell would realise that.

19. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Anyone with half a brain cell would realise that comparing AnTuTu scores with devices of different OSes is not logical, since AnTuTu is not a crossplatform app. AnTuTu for iOS is differenly built and coded than AnTuTu for Android!

32. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Might be true also, if that is the case it truly sucks. By the way, I didn't man you were a moron, since you obviously realize AnTuTu 6 and 5 behave differently.

41. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Everyone with an average IQ knows that Antutu is the worst benchmark to test phones even on the same platform. M S5 gets 38k while S3 on a custom rom gets 30k.

52. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

S3 hits 30k?!?!? AnTuTu really isn't worth it.

57. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep look at this lol:https://youtu.be/4tLaI-ykcB4

66. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I can't believe my eyes. Then what's all the hype is the AnTuTu app getting? Heck, I see why tech blogs like ArsTechnica and AnandTech have ditched this benchmarking crap. Not to mention OEMs easily manipulating and inflating scores.. Heck, read somewhere that AnTuTu admitted in the past, to had recieved a tool from Apple to make iPhones fly high in the benchmarking App.

21. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

It's not strange at all. Krait is Krait. Qualcomm recycled Krait cores for 3 years. Snapdragon 800, 801, and 805 are virtually identical outside of clock speed increases. The 800 likely got an even larger bump.

26. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Not just clock speed increases. Though QC recycle Krait, each newer gen wad built on a better 28nm processes, and better thermal handling. They all toped the benches though!

95. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Lol. Krait is like a downgraded A15. And it was always slower than A15.

126. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Krait 450 destroys stock Cortex-A15.

134. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

It doesn't destroy 2,1 GHz Cortex A15 with the clock speed of 2,64 GHz. Really it is even slower.

76. tedkord

Posts: 17084; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They don't, really. But I think what you're thinking of is Apple fans, to whom only certain benchmarks matter. Single core scores. Browser scores. But never overall scores, like 3dMark overall or any multicore score. Never those.

78. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

They also argue alot! Meh Apple isn't worth it.

77. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apple fanboys used to say that, then when the iPhone starts winning in benchmarks, they say that benchmarks matter

107. engineer-1701d unregistered

Pretty much all benchmarks don't matter no matter what phone platform you're on the simple fact is you'll never use at the way that they have designed it and have it Brown on that bench mark

8. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wow, 2456, pretty close to the Apple A9's single-core score of 2522. And the multi-score score of 5423 blows past the A9 score of 4351 and is virtually at par with the A9X multi-score result of 5468. Pretty amazing for a smartphone SoC!! Qualcomm's clearly back in the game.

96. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Qualcomm's next gen SoC finally manages to reach Exynos 7420 level. Funny.

108. engineer-1701d unregistered

But you have to remember even if they have the highest golden apples it doesn't matter I have a heavy air you are on top of Google while Apple only has a single operating system we have to fight technically 2 ui

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

So it's true that Qualcomm is going wider and slower too. Great news.

10. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

What can we expect for such chip?

22. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The Good News is that Qualcomm is designing any CPU at all: Something they have not achieved since the original 1.5Ghz Krait Core over 4 years ago. Bad news is that it took until now for Android SoC makers to copy Apple SoC design philosophy. Big, Wide, Custom cores > More cores.

28. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

They both have thier pros and cons. More cores = more threads, hence better multitasking, which is what your so-called big-wide cores can only dream of! You can see Exynos 7420 beating Apple A9 in the multi-core battle!

33. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

The way you write I assume you mean all Krait cores are pretty much the same. Got any source or info on that?

65. tedkord

Posts: 17084; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except when it isn't, since Apple's latest always losses to the latest Android phone CPUs in multicore. And stop with the copying crap, it makes you sound stupid. Apple didn't invent dual core configurations.

68. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But to iPhans, everything great in tech was invented by thier fruity company.. *SMH*

79. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Big, Wide, Custom cores > More cores.? well thats explain why AMD dual core is faster than intel's i7 /s

51. Furbal unregistered

Slow and wide is boss. You'd have figured everyone would have learned from Intel and and that more and more hz's gets you no where.(netburst/pile driver)
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