Alleged Snapdragon 855 pops up in benchmark database, revealing greatly improved performance

Alleged Snapdragon 855 pops up in benchmark database, revealing greatly improved performance
If word on the street is to be believed, the Snapdragon 855 just popped on Geekbench, revealing potentially-superb performance.

The "QUALCOMM msmnile for arm64" entity scores 3697 points in the single-core Geekbench v4.0.4 benchmark, which is a great improvement, and 10649 points in the multi-core test, which would still be a worthy improvement over the Snapdragon 845. To put things in perspective, the Snapdragon 845 usually scores around 2400 points in the single-core test and around 8500-9000 points in the multi-core one. The chipset is listed as being an octa-core one with a clock speed of 1.78GHz, which perfectly falls in line with our expectations for that chipset.

Still, even these alleged preliminary benchmark suggest the Snapdragon 855 won't be able to really match Apple's last year A11 Bionic, let alone the upcoming A12 chipset which is quite certainly about to set the bar even higher.

As usual, take everything with a grain of salt, but we wouldn't be surprised at all if the benchmark entry in question reveals the performance of an actual Snapdragon 855. We recently heard that mass production of this silicon will commence in Q4 2018, so it's not too far-fetched to expect early test mules to pop up on various benchmarking databases.

It's expected that the Snapdragon 855 will be built on a 7nm manufacturing process and will be powering Samsung's Galaxy S10 generation of flagships early next year, and aside from its much better performance than the Snapdragon 845, the chip might also get bundled with a super-speedy X50 LTE modem that might officially support 5G data throughput speeds.

Speaking of expectations and the such, feel free to check out our full round-up detailing cores, clock speeds, and other intricate details of the upcoming Snapdragon 855, which is available right here.

source: Geekbench via Reddit



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Waiting for other benchmarks and real world performance Geekbench is poor benchmark, barely better than Antutu e.g. how the 9810 destorys the 835 in geekbench but not in other benchmarks or real world performance

2. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

845* but yeah, exynos 9810 sucks. Especially as in terms of die size the big cores are like 4x the size of the snapdragon 845 big cores and around 2.5x the size of the A11 big cores.

14. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Exynox 9810 is worse than 845, I bet next gen snapdragon will be even better in real world scenario if Samsung is unable to Fab to their exynos in their 7nm.

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nope even the 835 beats the 9810 in real world performance

3. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Still, this score is way behind Apple's A11 bionic chip. When will Qualcomm stop catching up with Apple? They should do a little better than that. Hopefully Apple venture into SoC business and sell it to phone makers so that Qualcomm should step up their game. They were being complacent with this small improvement.

11. Marcwand3l

Posts: 456; Member since: May 08, 2017

So 13% lower in single core and identical in multicore is "way behind Apple's A11 bionic chip"? There won't be any real world performance difference between the S855 and the A12 anyway. Also what makes you think that an Apple SOC running Android would perform better than current Snapdragon SOCs? Geekbench?

15. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It seems that you don't get my point. A12 is coming which is more powerful than A11 yet Qualcomm did not even edged out the A11. What do you think will be the gap between A12 vs SD855.?

16. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Judging just by geekbench scores is nonsense. OP6 beats iphone X in real life tests. What do you prefer, bigger numbers or performance?

25. kEaNu

Posts: 43; Member since: May 10, 2018

Thats because of the size of the RAM 6Gb or 8Gb vs 3Gb and the RAM Management not the performance of the SOC. In terms of brute force, A11 is an absolute Beast without any contender yet. Next week Apple presents A12 7nm and is going to blow of the water all the competition, SD855 included.

26. Gustaurus

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 03, 2018

Because Android is real multitasking OS (that's why it's laggier when scrolling than iOS because of its working process on the multitasking). Apple thinks that bigger RAM doesn't help iOS much because iOS is real touch base OS (touch oriented that make it smooth) and the multitasking process is not as good as Android. Vice versa. So the most important for us is how fast the real perfomance, right?

27. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

That might be true, but as long as you can't get an iphone X with more than 3GB RAM, the excuse is not accepted.

17. Fred3

Posts: 586; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Well when it comes to real world tests the 845 beats the A11 even after the A11 is showing how much it is ahead on paper so just think how much faster the 855 will be aginst the A12 in real world. The "A" chips times is up, by the time the 875 comes out it'll be ahead in paper by then.

18. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Doesn't really matter much. The OnePlus 6 outperforms the iPhone 8/X in real word performance tests.

19. OneLove123

Posts: 1263; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

And the A11 is stil way l behind SD 845 in antutu. How come you didn't mention that?

23. bucknassty

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

they will always be catching up... ARM details how a chip can be designed, and if you look they already have the base laid out for next gen chips.... the 810 screwed qualcomm when Apple quickly implemented 64 bit in to their phones. Qualcomm did not do their research and quality control on the 810 now their chips will always be behind unless they jump a generation to catch up.

4. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Improved single-core performance is noticeable, but it is still below Apple's A11 chip.

8. waqarz

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

How can people rely only one benchmark. Apple A11 Bionoc performs much better in Geekbench, but what about Antutu,where it trails behnind the Snapdragon 835.

21. OneLove123

Posts: 1263; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

iPhone people only want the better scores. Since antutu is way higher on Android than iOS they never mentioned it.

9. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Keeping things in RAM depends on its size and OS optimization, not by the CPU. In "Android world" all UI calls rely on a single thread performance. Thats why this is very important factor when it comes to overall performance. But something is wrong on the "Android side of the world" - either hardware or software. May be thats why Google develop in parallel Fuchsia - more kernel optimized OS.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Single core score that's identical to Samsung's single core using a sd845 in yesterday's versus showdown against a OP6. Surely, ones wrong, or ones boosted artificially.

12. Avieshek unregistered

"1.78Ghz.." 'M pretty sure that's the efficient cores of the usual octa-core setup. If the Asus ROG can hit 3Ghz with just binning then 7nm fabrication should atleast ensure 3Ghz from Snapdragon 855. Anyway, Geekbench doesn't use Vulkan.

24. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Synthetic scores don't paint the whole picture. My OnePlus 6 scores 9100 in multi-core, so the 855 doesn't look like much of an improvement. BUT, I'm sure that in real world performance, OnePlus will make it scream.

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