Samsung Galaxy S7 Benchmark Comparison Against Apple’s A9/A9X
If all the rumors are to be believed, there will be two different models of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, Galaxy S7. One to be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 chipset while the other will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. Judging by the benchmark results of 820 and the leaked results of Exynos 8890, the S7 will be an insanely powerful device.
So how do these two beastly processors fare against what is perhaps their biggest rival, Apple’s A9 chipset? Some new benchmarks have emerged that puts the Galaxy S7 scores against Apple’s A9 chip used in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus as well as its ‘next-gen’ version, A9X which is used in iPad Pro. The results are truly interesting to look at.
As expected from their incredible clock speed of 2.26Ghz and 1.8GHz, the A9X and A9 respectively manage to outperform both of Galaxy S7’s chipsets when it comes to single core performance usage, although the difference between Snapdragon 820 and A9 isn’t that much. The A9X on the other hand manages to beat them with a margin of around 1000 Geekbench points due to its high memory bandwidth and 12-core GPU.
Exynos 8890 however wins by a huge margin with a score of 6,908 against A9X’s 5,468 when it comes to multi-core testing although it isn’t a big surprise because of its octa-cores. The Snapdragon 820 and A9X are almost neck to neck while A9 lags behind.