Snapdragon 820 SoC scores a split decision on Geekbench benchmark test

Snapdragon 820 SoC scores a split decision on Geekbench benchmark test
The Snapdragon 820 chipset is going to be powering an impressive number of smartphones once the long awaited chip is finally released to manufacturers. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 820 continues to be benchmarked, producing split results indicating that the SoC could be a worthy successor to the Snapdragon 810. Potential smartphone buyers are unsure if they should risk the purchase of a current handset powered by the Snapdragon 810 chip set (with its tendencies to overheat), or wait for the next-generation of Snapdragon 820 powered phones to arrive.

While we can't always rely on a benchmark test to provide real world results, the Snapdragon 820 scored high on Geekbench's single-core test. The tally of 1887 outscored the 1508 produced by the Exynos 7420 SoC, which powers the Samsung Galaxy Note5. But it was well short of the 2526 produced by the A9 running an Apple iPhone 6s.

The multi-core score for the Snapdragon 820 was 3936, which falls short of the 4811 achieved by the Exynos 7420, and the A9's 4396. It even falls short of the 4628 multi-core score produced by the Snapdragon 810's Geekbench test. While the single-core score is considered more important, since most apps use a single-core, it still could be that Qualcomm is working on the chip, and it is not yet in its final form.

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source: XiaomiToday



71. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

we need Nvidia's cpus

62. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Android & SD820 = A heck of a phone. Nothing else matters

59. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Qualcomm is essentially a one-hit-wonder. Qualcomm's last original SoC was the Snapdragon S4 SoC (Dual Core Krait at 1.5ghz). Snapdragon Pro Quad, Snapdragon 600, 800, 801, AND 805 have all used this same core upclocked and with more cores added. I don't know how many of you follow the markets but Qualcomm was posting all-time profits while they sat on Krait, being more concerned with short-term profit over real R&D to improve chip architecture.

63. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

By your logic, it also means ARM has never done a real job on thier Cores, so since from the Cortex-A5, they just upclocked each new core till to the now A72... huh? total crap.. Krait 450 is much more than an overclock compared to Krait!!!

70. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

A one hit wonder, but what a hit Krait was! Powered everything including NA Galaxy S from the S3 through the S5, Note 3 & 4, Nexus 4, 5, 6, all the WP8 Lumiae, and countless other Android flagships. They were probably planning to milk that architecture for another year, but the 64-bit A7 caught them off guard. The 810/808 were not in their original plans. Had they gone from the 805 to an even faster Krait 500 and then straight to the 820, nobody would be calling them a one-hit wonder.

44. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1493; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Single core performance is rumored to be around 2200 when clocked at 2,3Ghz and Qualcomm is supposedly working with Samsung to increase it another 10%.

38. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Everyone deserves a second chance, so if Qualcomm can make a world beating chip I've got no problem forgiving their mistakes and moving on with my life. Unlike some of the drama Queens posting here.

32. LordDavon

Posts: 188; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

Didn't the LeTV X900 just get released a month or two ago with the SD810? How do we know this is the 820, and not a new version or test version of the SD810 or SD815? Since it is only running at 1.55Ghz, and is in a newly released device, this really can be anything.

30. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I just hope they do not use samsung Snapdragon future galaxy s7 plus, to my experience with the 7420 is very good and there is high temperatures in My Phone

60. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

7420 is cool as a cucumber reaching max temps of only 36-38 Celsius while the iPhone and all Snapdragon 808/810 devices are north of 40 C.

29. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

All that speed just to run junk apps on a phone OS. Meh. Can't wait for a Surface Phone in the future with a full blown Windows 10.

28. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

As long as it can FINALLY bring back the SD801 battery life glory days with good enough graphics performance, I'll be happy.

69. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

you mean SD800 battery life glory im pretty sure SD800 phones will beat sd801 see lumia 1520.

26. mdsheik

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

nowadays chipsets r ruined by benchmarks, who needs benchmark scores we all need real life performance, and also SD processors will have good GPU and SD800,801,805 r still proving in real life performance..

65. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

...still proving POOR real life performance. PowerVR and Mali are still ahead anyway.

23. torr310

Posts: 1750; Member since: Oct 27, 2011 is really too soon to conclude now. By the.way, I am wondering how other chipmakers are doing? Nvidia, Intel, Huawei, LG...etc. I really hope there will be strong contenders in 2016.

21. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

1. Soc running at 1.6ghz. This is not a big.little arm soc so there is no reason to show just the little core. So if this is scoring this much at 1.6ghz. At this clock speed this cant be a flagship because SD620 with cortex a72 will score this much in single core and being octa core it will score more than this in multicore. (Didnt we see some leaked benchmark of 620 a while ago) And if the clock speed is increased to lets say 2.5ghz (Since 801 used to run at this). This would have a result of about 2500-3000 single core and about 7000 on multicore. I Say, Snapdragons future rests on the clock speed of this SoC. Atleast in the flagship segment.

64. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

it will probably run at 3GHz but 2times GHz wont exactly mean 2times score still need to wait for the end results

66. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

You do not know is SD820 a biglittle soc or not.

74. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Yes, thanks for pointing that out. i assumed it on the basis of leaked articles about 820and its custom cores. And SD has never used big little with custom cores so i cant see why they will now. anyways, nothing is confirmed yet, all just leaks and theories.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm withholding judgment until the chip is in an actual device at full speed. And I'll want it anyway, because I still don't trust the 810 and I want the latest Adreno.

12. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I still wonder why Sony (and Microsoft for that matter) didn't postpone their handsets in favor of the SD820. Why release so late into the life cycle of a bad SoC?


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Because they had a solution for it. Heat pipes and thermal gel. If all the 810 handsets did that, the overheating nonsense wouldn't exist at all

19. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

i really hope that's true. I'd like to see an unhindered 810 and how it performs.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Nothing special same score as Exyonse 7420 even tho 7420 still better in multicore, but single core about the same.

5. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Yeah it clearly states it's running at 1.6 ghz. Did you guys bother to look at the info? Lol

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I'm sure it'll be running at 2.3-2.5ghz when released. Which will significantly up the scores.

9. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The most important speed/score is actually the one where the cpu/phone can perform for a longer time before it overheats and gets throttled. The A9 can run at peek performance for 10 minutes and longer without any throttling. The S810 couldnt do that for 60 seconds. So a peek performance of the S820 means nothing if it needs to throttle after a short while.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

A9 is build on 14nm just like 820 is going to be. If we believe Qualcomm own words than 820 will throttle much less than 810:

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Clearly 820 isnt running at full speed at that benchmark

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