Back in September, what appeared to be Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon 855 chipset was run through the Geekbench benchmark test. The single-core score was 3697 with the multi-core hitting 10469. Now it appears as though the chip was run through an updated version of the test (4.3.2 vs. 4.0.4) where it had a similar result (via GizmoChina). The latest scores were 3545 and 11150 for single-core and multi-core, respectively.
This test is used as a way to quantify and compare the performance of a CPU with others. Both tests were possibly run on the same device, employing the latest build of Google's open source operating system (Android 9 Pie), and carrying 6GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 855's octa-core CPU was tested at a clock speed of 1.78GHz both times. The chip is equipped with four energy efficient cores running at 1.78GHz, three cores handling more complex tasks that have a 2.42GHz clock speed, and a special core running at 2.84GHz for an extra performance boost. The Snapdragon 855 features the Adreno 640 graphics chip, and is built by TSMC using the 7nm process.
The current top-of-the-line chip, the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, was run through Geekbench last February scoring 2378 on the single-core test, and 8132 on the multi-core test. Thus, we can expect to see some noticeable improvements in performance with Qualcomm's latest SoC, which should be powering the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. Those two new flagship models could be unveiled during a Samsung event on February 20th.