Which of the Two Galaxy S7 Versions Will Perform Better?
Rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 have been making rounds for a while now. The word on the street is that the new smartphone will not only come in different display sizes, but also different SoCs inside depending on the region.
That being said, enthusiasts have been wondering which of the two smartphone versions will perform better. Well, we may finally have an idea about that thanks to the recent GeekBench 3 benchmarks.
In GeekBench 3, the Exynos 8890 version scored 5946 compared to Snapdragon 820 version’s 4979 in multicore testing – that means apparently 19 per cent better performance.
However, the results are different in single core testing: 2,282 for the S820 and 1,873 for the 8890 chipset. Which indicates that the Qualcomm’s SoC has a performance advantage of 22 per cent compared to the Samsung’s newest Exynos chip.
Both the S820 and the Exynos 8890 are based on the ARM architecture, but differ significantly in structure. The Snapdragon 820 has a total of four CPU cores: the two high-performance cores operate at a clock speed of up to 2.2GHz and the other two at 1.7GHz.
The Exynos 8890 on the other hand features eight cores, with four clocked at 2.3GHz and four more cores at 1.5GHz.
Coming to the performance, the Exynos 8890 might be faster in benchmark results, but in practice, the Snapdragon 820 should deliver better performance considering the multi-core usage in smartphones is usually not pronounced.
It’s wworht mentioning that the software for the S7 is not final yet, and the benchmark scores could change before launch. Talking about the launch, the Galaxy S7 is expected to debut in the US on March 11.
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