Snapdragon 835 reference device benchmark results show strong CPU and GPU performance increases42
We've already seen the high-end Snapdragon 835 battle it out in benchmarks, but this occasion is especially informative in terms of what to expect from the premium chipset. David Ruddock from Android Police spent some quality time at Qualcomm HQ and thoroughly benchmarked a Snapdragon 835 reference smartphone, along with several handsets running previous-gen flagship chipsets.
Of course, comparing the Snapdragon 835 results to those of the Snapdragon 821 and the Samsung Exynos 8890 processors is of most interest to us, as they are the most ubiquitous chips for flagship Android smartphones in Western markets. Their test results were obtained on a Google Pixel XL (with the Snapdragon 821 chip) and the Samsung Galaxy S7 (with the Exynos 8890 chip).
Based on David's results, we can make reasonably accurate assumptions about the Snapdragon 835 chip's CPU and GPU performance increases over last year's most prominent high-end processors. We can even compare some of the results with preliminary benchmarks of the Samsung Exynos 8895 powering some Galaxy S8 and S8+ models.
GeekBench 4 (CPU test)
In the single-core test, performance improvements are marked, but less impressive. The Snapdragon 835 (2059 points) is ~25.7% faster than the Snapdragon 821 (1638 points) or ~10.3% faster than the Exynos 8890 (1866 points).
A while ago, the Exynos 8895 scored 1978 (single-core) and 6375 (multi-core) in a preliminary GeekBench result. In this case, the Snapdragon 835 is a good ~4% faster in single-core and ~1.35% in multi-core performance. Of course, a retail Galaxy S8 unit following a proper benchmark procedure could output slightly better numbers, but that's what we have to work with for now.
GFXBench – Car (GPU test)
As for older and less-demanding GFXBench tests like Manhattan and T-Rex, the Snapdragon 835 carries its lead and basically wipes the floor with both processors. For the sake of brevity, we won't do individual performance increase calculations for each test, but we'll let David Ruddock's diagram speak by itself. The Snapdragon 835's Adreno 540 is a beast!
* All graphics tests are ran off-scren at the same resolution, regardless of the respective device's native screen resolution.
** We don't have Galaxy S8/S8+ GFXBench results yet.
AnTuTu (System test)
With consistently positive results like these, you're probably thinking Qualcomm should pop the champagne and take the rest of the year off. Nope! A few days ago, the Galaxy S8's Exynos 8895 basically owned AnTuTu with a high score of 205,284. That's a 12% performance advantage over Qualcomm's gladiator.
All things considered, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 presents a very serious jump in performance and it will be up there with 2017's very fastest mobile processors. Typical smartphone usage, clever AI algorithms, VR games, and messing around with 4K videos will be a breeze with it.
source: Android Police