Samsung's new 9820 processor benchmark mauls iPhone scores, leaks on a mystery Note 9

Samsung's new 9820 processor benchmark mauls iPhone scores, leaks on a mystery Note 9
UPDATE: A tipster who has broken many a Samsung Exynos news before they happened noticed that the benchmark is most likely been doctored, as the "implementer 83 architecture 8 variant 4 part 1 revision 0" part below is the ID of Exynos 8895, or, the chipset in Galaxy S8. This would also explain the other fishy parts of the Gekkbench database submission, like the 4GB RAM and the 1.7 GHz processor frequency.

While we are eagerly awaiting the announcement and launch of the Galaxy Note 9 in a few short weeks, information about the handset is trickling down the rumor mill, and by now we know almost everything there is to know, save for the actual performance of the device.

While camera samples are few and far between still, a leaked benchmark of what is apparently a retail unit, judging by the high score, just popped up, and the results are pretty amazing. The SM-N960X model, which is assumed to be the unlocked version that Samsung usually sells on its own web store in the US, clocked the breathtaking 12246 points in the multi-core test, and 4089 in the single-core one.

For comparison, the current top performer in the Android chart, the Galaxy S9+ with Exynos 9810, scores 8679 and 3372, respectively, in those categories. We don't know what to think about this record score, though, as it borders on the top iPhone single-core performance chart and exceeds them well into the multi-core, but lists the still-rumored Exynos 9820 chipset as the powertrain. That's the processor we expect to see in the S10, certainly not in the Note 9, plus the phone here is listed with 4GB RAM, while most rumors indicate that it will start off from 6GB

We hope that the leak is legit, as, even if that is some sort of prototype or engineering sample and Samsung is toying around with its new 7nm chipsets, the score is pretty impressive. The thing is, however, that Apple is said to be first to market with a 7nm processor when the 2018 iPhones land with an A12 chipset, so its results are likely to get a similar boost, at which point they will still be ahead, in case you need that much power for your neverending chat sessions.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI



25. nodes

Posts: 1165; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

smartphones today are bottlenecked by software/OS not by it's hardware, it's already touching the 8th gen i5 when it's not throttled, that's insane for a smartphone.

17. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

That's will be so good, let's hope

15. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Fake ... Multicore of SD855 is not even 11000. This one would never have 2000 more

13. geordie8t1

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Nerds will get a stiffy for processing speeds, who cares really, the last comment remark in the article is spot on, who will notice with their chat sessions/instagram/facebook/fortnite etc, i have note 8 and its plenty fast, as are most modern phones, all this is, is bragging rights, but in real terms, to the end user the difference will be negligible, i would rather the engineers focus on optimising the phones, to actually make use of these kinds of power, i would love to see software be able to actually use the hardware to its potential

12. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

That's an insane score, but i actually saw higher scores from the Exynos 9820 on GSMarena's article, afaik. This is definitely going to be a beast of a processor tho, and if the leaks of the A12 is true, then it's going to be more powerful than the A12 and probably every other SoC out there.

10. rbiowa

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Mauls? Catchy headline so that someone will read? Well you tricked me as your own statement in the piece doesn't exactly demonstrate a mauling..."as it borders on the top iPhone performance"

6. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

It's 8895

3. ibeginner

Posts: 22; Member since: May 23, 2017

ok. single core still below A11, 12000 point for 8 cores vs 10k points for 6 cores in A11

7. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Apple can't put 4 of those cores in the iPhone, the power consumption and the die area will become too high.Even Samsung is going to use 2+2+4 configuration of these cores to keep die area and power consumption low. The score seems close enough. Remember that last year the fastest android SoC couldn't touch 2000 single core.

8. fyah_king unregistered

And the A11 is still behind in antutu to sd 845. So what’s your point?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

AnTuTu is a garbage benchmark.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

So is Geekbench

20. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

True. Not the point, though.

24. fyah_king unregistered


23. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

There’s a bug in antutu app for iPhone the real score of Apple GPU is 265000 just need to reinstall the app.

21. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Wtf uses single core its only Apple that uses that old outdated pos jnk. All apps run on 2nd core.

2. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

They are only testing the new exynos , the note 9 will come with exynos 9810 ... However E9820 seems beastly.

11. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

No one noticed that 4 gig f ram not 6 gig of ram! Score is excllent, but I’ll wait for A12 score.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5826; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Waiting for real world performance The 9810 does really well in GB4 but gets beat by the even the 835 in real world performance

1. haruken

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

It's been a WHILE since the last time à Note had a different processor than S released the same year.

9. tangbunna

Posts: 495; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

be aware that samsung usually trick the benchmark scores.

14. ph00ny

Posts: 2082; Member since: May 26, 2011

How do they trick the benchmark scores? They were caught maxing out the core speed when certain apps including their own as well as few benchmarks and got criticized for it few years ago

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