It’s a well-known fact that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 will be powered by both Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 chipsets. While the Qualcomm chipset powered flagship is reportedly headed to the U.S. and China, rest of regions will be receiving the Exynos variant. Both the chipsets apparently made a visit to Geekbench benchmark testing site and the results are here to see.
According to Geekbench, the Exynos 8890 powered Galaxy S7 has beaten the Snapdragon 820 powered version by a good margin in the multi-core test. The 8890 chipset apparently scored 5,946 points, while the 820 chip tallied 4,979 points.
Technically, the Qualcomm chipset works in tandem with a quad-core processor unlike the Exynos one, which uses an octa-core CPU. This has apparently affected the multi-core performance of the benchmark test, GSM Arena reported. However, the silver lining is -- the same S820 scored high in the single-core test. To be specific, the S820 tallied 2,282 points, whereas the Exynos power-house managed only 1,873 points.
In any case, the multi-core test was won by Kirin 950 chip and not by the new Exynos 8890. The Kirin 950 powers the Huawei Mate 8. This chipset is followed by Galaxy S7’s Exynos 8890 and then comes the predecessor Galaxy S6’s Exynos 7420 chipset.
The point to be noted, however, is that the Snapdragon 820 powered S7 trails the predecessor S6. The S7 variant that passed through the benchmark site is tied to the model number “SM-G930A,” which is apparently the AT&T version.
Readers should note that these are initial benchmark scores and Samsung still has time to tweak the handset before it debuts on Feb. 21. Following which, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will reportedly hit the store shelves on Mar. 11. This device will be offered by all major carriers in the U.S.