Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890: leaked multi-core Geekbench result chart shows Samsung advantage

Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890: leaked multi-core Geekbench result chart shows Samsung advantage
In just over a week's time, three upcoming high-end mobile SoCs have been officially announced, the Samsung Exynos 8890, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, and the Huawei Kirin 950. While all of the technical specifications of these chips have now been published, what really matters to us is their number crunching ability. 

With this in mind, we'd like to show you a leaked chart that claims to reveal the multi-core core performance of the aforementioned chips.

The alleged leaked multi-core result chart claims to reveal the multi-core performance - as recorded by popular CPU testing tool Geekbench - of the Snapdragon 820, the Exynos 8890, the Kirin 950, the Apple A9, and the MediaTek MT6797 "Helio X20". 

As per the leaked chart, the Samsung Exynos 8890 will come with insane amounts of multi-core processing power. The octa-core processor with four stock ARM Cortex-A53 cores and four custom M1 cores appears at the top of the chart with a score of 7400 points. For comparison, the Exynos 7420 that powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 series usually reaches a little over 5000 points in the same tests.

The chip with the largest number of CPU cores, the deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 came in second place with a score of 6500 points. The octa-core Huawei Kirin 950 is listed with just 100 points fewer than the X10. The quad-core CPU inside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 appears to lag a bit behind its rivals and is listed with a score 5300 points. 

The dual-core nature of the Apple A9 shows its limits during multi-core tests. With just 4436 points, the chip trails behind in this test.

Last week, the same leakster posted a chart that claims to reveal the single-core performance of the chips. In those tests, the Apple A9 led the way with.the best single-core Geekbench performance. 

Since these chips will likely be the major players in the global smartphone market, we're naturally craving for more details about thesm. Until we'll be able to test out these chips for ourselves, we won't be able to comment on their real-world performance. In the meantime, however, these alleged leaked benchmark results help us with managing our expectations.

source: Weibo via GforGames



68. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Wow. Now It is proven fact that Phonearena is a site sponsorded by Apple. My post stating "S6 is the best phone of 2015" has been deleted by this site.

67. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

The only excuse Apple iphone babies have that they don't care about CPU scores. They don't care about anything where Apple is laggard. Funny.

66. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Ifan annoying because 8890 has more power, more efficient energetic management Lol Sammy like you do ??

48. Khyron

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Exynos 7420 was a really game changer Octa core cpus is a game changer qualcomm seem to be a generation behind in raw power with his quad core configuration but I hope Sd820 doesnt throttle many often

40. torr310

Posts: 1751; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Shows Qualcomm Disadvantage.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I don't care so much about CPU performance scores. Energy efficiency, GPU capability, cellular modems, and features (ISP, DSP, etc.) are what's most important. In the past, this is where qualcomm has lead, and hopefully the 820 will pick back up and lead in this front again.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The scores are misleading for so many reason. Benchmark apps push hardware to its near limits, something the average person probably isn't going to do at all. Basically OEM's could just change the look of the phone every year and just shove the same hardware inside and just rename it, like Apple does and bump up the clocks. You're not going to see any difference in performance because literally there is not much. Yes over time, when OS updates get more heavy, then yes older hardware will eventually show its age as we see with iOS. What I would liek is for Samsung to work on better things like better memory management, better battery capacities, better DSP and a headphone jack that actually plays music at levels it can be heard better and with some thump/power.

69. Shocky unregistered

If you really think the iPhone 6s has the same hardware as the iPhone 6 then you're an imbecile, there are loads of improvements over the hood. There is not much? I don't understand what you're trying to say. We are already in a position where lowering the resolution in games to improve performance is recommended as the hardware does struggle with 1440p in many cases, so there is already a huge amount of room for improvement which users will notice. Yes, Samsung should focus on battery life but that goes for all the manufacturers, the memory management isn't really an issue, massively improved since the those stupid speed tests 7 months ago.

35. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Doesn't care for cpu Cares for gpu. Worst.Post.Ever.

42. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It is true that there is much more to SoC performance than just CPU performance, and Qualcomm usually is in a leading position in overall SoC performance. However, the other SoC designers are not not standing still either. Samsung's Exynos in particular is becoming very competitive with better CPU performance, as good or better GPU performance, cellular modem on the SoC now included on the 8890 (M1), and other features as well.

54. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Qualcomm's ISP and VPU were better only in SD800 times, the Adreno GPU is crap, but agree that Qualcomm's modems are good.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! 10 cores couldn't be 8 cores? Samsung is a beast. The A9 is going to be A-Flat. The Exynos has taken the fire out the SnapDragon, and no one is carin' for the Kirin.

27. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Techie, can't believe I'm saying this but you basically summed everything up!

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And I did it in 2 sentences.

21. George_Ultron

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

mali T880- MP12 is about 2,7 times better than mali T760- MP8. ex: T880 around 80% than T760 (T880 MP4 ~ T760 MP7)

30. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

False. T880 is 0% to 50% faster thsn Mali T760 clock-to-clock depending on the scenario.

36. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

The T880 being 1.8 times more powerful than T760 is very misleading, the T880 was shown on 14nm while T760 on 20nm, but in the exynos the T760 is on 14nm so the performance difference won't be that big maybe 50% and definitely not 80%

65. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Even if T880 is 50% faster then T880-MP12 will be 2.25 times faster than T760-MP8. Because of 50% more cores which are 50% faster.

12. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

I believe samsung will definetly tweak the snapdragon 820 to be better than others except the exynos.

39. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Not likely. The Snapdragon 820 is a Qualcomm product and they are committed to no more than 4 cores which therefore limits multi-core performance.

9. Shuhailnp

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

"the deca-core MediaTek Helio X10" ? isnt MediaTek MT6797 "Helio X20 ?

6. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

my desktop CPU will do just over 8K on MC..this is a mobile soc with over 7K! the future is awsome!

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

New desktop CPUs easily exceed 20k. I have a 2.5 year laptop with a laptop grade I7 and even that gets 11k in 32-bit and 12.5k in 64-bit.

19. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

jupp think mine is i5-4440 something, it`s like 4-5 years old

5. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

That was already obvious. But the most interesting competition will be on the GPU side. Right now the power balance between Exynos 8890 vs Snapdrahon 820 seems to be similar to Exynos 4412 vs Snapdragon S4 Plus.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

This is pretty obvious. Now on to the real business: GPU benchmarks! Adreno 530 vs. T880 MP12 vs. GT7600 should be epic.

7. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

The real business is GPU gaming tests (Gamebench will do that), benchmarks do not show the real performance estimates.

46. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Gaming on phones is as useless as can be, i wish manufacturers stop focusing on useless overkil gpu's and focus on better camera processing, nand, and battery life. Everything around Adreno 330 is more then good enough for everything one can imagine, regarding advanced and everyday task, maybe not for "gaming" but gaming on phones is beyond pathetic anyway.

70. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Such huge GPUs ARE made for gaming. If you do not play games then save your money, buy a midrange device and stop complaining that this is an "overkill".

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

T880MP12 will beat GT7600 easily. Adreno should be pretty close to T880MP12 if judging by Qualcomm's 40% perfomance increase over Adreno 430.

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