Samsung has a habit of releasing two versions of its flagship phones: one with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon
processor mobile platform, and another with the latest Samsung Exynos chip.
It’s likely that the trend will continue with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, with models sold in some regions featuring Snapdragon 835 chips and those sold in other markets powered by an Exynos 8895 processor.
So which is better? Early benchmark results provide some clues.
Samsung won’t officially launch the Galaxy S8 smartphone lineup for a few more weeks, but scores for the Exynos and Snapdragon-powered versions of the phone recently showed up at the Geekbench website.
The Samsung SM-G955F is expected to be the Exynos model, while the SM-G955U is the Snapdragon version.
The Exynos models comes out ahead in both the multi-core and single-core performance tests. But those are the total scores. There are a few individual tests where the Snapdragon 835 model is the winner… and it’s worth noting that this is just one particular benchmark looking at pre-release hardware for two phones that haven’t even been officially launched yet.
It’s possible that hardware or software changes could affect performance… and it’s even more possible that you’d be hard-pressed to spot much difference between the two models in terms of real-world performance.
via Phone Arena and @UniversIce
Also, a recent article on Anandtech (it’s an analysis of the kirin 960) shows that the Kryo cores have worse integer performance per clock but much better floating point performance (when looking at the last generation chips). I wonder if this will continue to be true.
I’m not sure, it could be a new microarchitecture.
QC license designs from ARM, and when designing the QSD 820/821 (Kryo 100) cores they looked at designs from the Cortex A17, A53, A57, and their Krait 450.
But this time around QC had the chance to look at the Cortex A53, A35, A72, and their Kryo 100 cores.
So they might give the Kyro 100 cores a slight improvement.
Or they might give it a complete overhaul.
We will have to wait and see…. only 2 months until we get our hands on the Samsung S8, the Exynos 8895 and the QSD 835.
I wonder how they stack up in power efficiency.
Exynos models never seem to come out in the states though, right?
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