Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 on deck pops up in benchmark, humiliates Snapdragon 845

Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 on deck pops up in benchmark, humiliates Snapdragon 845
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are just around the corner, and just as one could expect, almost everything regarding these anticipated devices is known at this point. Come to think of, only camera samples remain to be released to the world, but we probably wouldn't have to wait for those for too long - after all, the Galaxies go official in less than two weeks and we will be at the epicenter of their debut to provide you with all the necessary coverage.

Now, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench seems to be giving us a sneak peek at the performance of the Exynos 9810-powered version of the Galaxy S9/S9+. Surprise, surprise, with a single-core score of 3648 points and multi-core one of 8894 points, it ekes past the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which will power the US version of the flagships. According to a previously unearthed benchmark, the Snapdragon version scored 2378 points on the single-core test and 8132 points on the multi-core one.

A rather big difference and a clear win for the Exynos chipset, if true, of course!

As a reminder, Samsung usually puts its own Exynos chipset in the international version of its flagship, while the US variants are traditionally flaunting Qualcomm's top chipset. As a rule of thumb, Exynos-powered Galaxies normally perform better and have superior battery life than their Snapdragon counterparts, and if this recent benchmark leak reaffirms at least one of these expectations that we also hold high for the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Naturally, it should be noted right here and right now that Geekbench results could be easily faked by just about anyone with the right set of skills, but we have a hunch that the performance of the Exynos 9810 performance could really be in the ballpark depicted in this leaked benchmark result. 

What makes the Exynos 9810 click and tick? With four high-performance cores clocked at up to 2.9GHz and accompanied by another quad-cluster of efficient cores that will go easy on your battery, a super-speedy Cat.18 LTE modem that enables downlink speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and 200Mbps of uplink, neural network-based deep learning, and probably most importantly, "real-time out-of-focus photography in high resolution and brighter pictures in low light with reduced noise and motion blur", the Exynos 9810 is forming to be a beastly silicon. What's more, it's capable of recording 4K video footage in 120fps, which topples the Snapdragon 845's capability of only capturing 4K in 60 frames per second. You can read more about it and see how the Exynos 9810 fares against the Snapdragon 845 in specs right here.

Until we know any better, our extensive rumor round-up will give you a great insight at to what to expect from Samsung's next big things. As you certainly know, the Galaxy S9 is coming along this February 25 with the promise of reimagining the camera.

Related phones

Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)



1. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

Exynos will always outperform Snapdragon. That huge improvement in Single Core is impressive

4. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yeah, in cpu department but in gpu department qualcomm humiliate everyone even the mighty A-series from apple.

18. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Yeah with overheating performance.

36. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Stop smoking weed and comment at the same time. It's a fact that Aderno is the best mobile gpu both in power and efficiency. Other gpu like mali, PowerVR mobile graphics, even apple custom designed gpu can post impressive result in benchmark but they can't retain the number for long time. Even after 1 min they throttle like crazy whereas aderno can maintain performance for a long time. Only SD810 overheated maily because of qualcomm's crappy implementation of A57 cpu. GPU was great in SD810

55. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

How many device with snapdragon 835 did you used?! I used one plus 5, 5T, Xperia XZ premium, Htc U11 and pixel 2xl and all these devices throttle in heavy use and gaming performance except the pixel 2 xl.

63. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yet the 835 lasts significantly longer than any other device "When we’re looking at competitor devices we see only the the iPhone X able to compete with the last generation Snapdragon 835 devices – however with a catch. The A11 is severely thermally constrained and is only able to achieve these scores when the devices are cold. Indeed as seen from the smaller score of the iPhone 8, the SoC isn’t able to sustain maximum performance for even one benchmark run before having to throttle. Unfortunately this also applies to current and last generation Exynos and Kirin SoCs as both shed great amount of performance after only a few minutes. I’ve addressed this issue and made a great rant about it in our review of the Kirin 970. For this reason going forward AnandTech is going to distinguish between Peak and Sustained scores across all 3D benchmarks."

67. Marcwand3l

Posts: 432; Member since: May 08, 2017

You are cleanly lying, OP5 and OP5T don't throttle in a notice manner when they I heavy used. I ran Atutu in a loop on both phones and scores dropped only about 10%. By comparison I did the same on a iphone 7 plus and scores dropped with like 40%.

73. jameslapc

Posts: 9; Member since: May 26, 2014

My Note 8 has no throttling problems whatsoever. It takes a s**t ton to make it hot.

62. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

you are the one smoking weed.

7. hansip87

Posts: 227; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

But definitely less eficient than the Snapdragon counterpart. Anandtech on 845 describes such idea perfectly: "But with that said, whatever Qualcomm doesn’t quite bring to the table with their CPU, they more than make up on the GPU side of matters. Qualcomm’s new Adreno 630 GPU easily impresses and widens the gap to the nearest competition. Compared to the Exynos 8895 and Kirin 970 I expect the Snapdragon 845 to have a 3.5-5x PPA advantage when it comes to the GPU. The competition should be worried as it’s no longer feasible to compensate the power efficiency disadvantage with larger GPU configurations and there is need for more radical change to keep up with Qualcomm."

61. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

No one cares for gaming on phones, cpu performance is where it counts.

65. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lets wait and see if there's actually real world performance benefits from the 9810's CPU The 9810's single is close to the A11 yet its multi core is barely higher than the 845's So it suggests the 9810's thermals and power consumption may limit real world performance benefits The GPU is widely used in many other applications too such as VR, AR, photo and video editing, ...

69. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Are you serious? You know gaming on phones is a billion dollar industry right? And the GPU is used for more than gaming.

74. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

"GPU is used for more than gaming" Any gpu more powerful then the one in the 810/7420 is a MORE then good enough, so yea gpu performance does not matter past certain point, hence who has more powerful gpu is useless argument.

75. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yet those GPU's can't handle a steady 30 fps (let alone 60) on the resolution most of the high-end smartphones run these days. Things like games and AR/VR are showing more and more details, demanding more powerful GPU's with it.

20. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

That single score is not possible. Its probably a fake render.

21. BronzeProdigy

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

They claimed 2x more single core. 40% extra on multi-core to save power. The 9810 has 4 strong cores and 4 weaker cores. The stronger cores can each do 3.6k so clearly they could beat the A11 if they wanted to. They realise that these scores mean nothing so opted to save more power.

27. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It’s possible...Samsung has doubled decoder width...hence nearly 2x increase in performance.

39. Fred3

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Apple fan?

23. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

damn crapdragon is holding everyone back

64. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

so what i take away from this is the s9 other than " front speaker" maybe stereo its performance will be the same so no one in the world should update . i wish

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That's a huge jump indeed. Good job Samsung.

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So finally Exynos catches up with the Apple A10

6. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Sadly , iOS users even with A12 bionic can't open 2 two apps at once or multitask or even split the screen lol

15. bungid

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

you never use ipad is it?

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Two apps at once, multitask or split screen... all three are the same thing on a smartphone

44. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

iPad does exactly what you are talking about. How many times have you opened two apps on your Android smartphone? You can count on one hand. Also the A12 isn't released yet. You mean A11.

47. rkoforever90

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

I use it all the time in my note 5

53. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

We are talking about iPhones here. Don't introduce tablets in discussion. And "yes" I use as many times I need multitasking in resizable windows. I use my Samsung android like a portable computer. Did you, with your iPhone?

54. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

He said iOS users. So tablets do count.

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