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Samsung Exynos 7420 edges out the iPhone 6 Plus’ Apple A8 in benchmarks

Yesterday, the Exynos chip that will be powering the Galaxy S6 was spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database, featuring performance scores that were higher than all the competing high-end mobile chipsets. We decided to compare the Exynos 7420 to the Apple A8 chip that is found on the iPhone 6 Plus, and as the results show, the former holds a noticeable edge in benchmark performance. This shouldn’t be too surprising given the Exynos 7420 is a considerably newer chip, but on the Galaxy S6, we will likely see it make a significant impact compared to what we’ve seen with new Exynos chips on previous Samsung handsets.

That’s because the Korean manufacturer is working on optimizing the software on the Galaxy S6 to a near-stock Android level, meaning the Exynos 7420 should be able to offer real-world performance that matches its benchmark caliber. Given TouchWiz’s poor optimization in its current form, the high benchmark scores of Exynos chips in the past have rarely resulted in the smooth and fast experience an iPhone has typically provided, but with the Galaxy S6 and future Samsung devices, we will likely see this trend change.

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amosthecoolboy
amosthecoolboy

i don’t mind.

glados
glados

That score is clearly an outlier. The 6 and 6 plus actually score more than 1600 in the single threaded test.

hot_spare
hot_spare

^^ Yes, very true. A8 gets around 1600-ish in single core performance, and around 2800-ish in multiple core.

Better comparison: browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/1785411?baseline=1780313

j2001m
j2001m

Apple os deal with process not in the same way so the Samsung scores is a big killer

j2001m
j2001m

You can easy see this from all the green bars up on the Samsung side of things

j2001m
j2001m

Googles os uses the more cores in a better way anyways if Samsung had there own os on this cheap you be 100% better singer core score

kronicle
kronicle

Here’s a better look at the results. No wonder EU Super Computer Project MontBlanc and HPC Cluster Enterprise Server makers are choosing Exynos over Qualcomm and Apple’s weak A Series chips. But since I can’t post the link, search “browser primatelabs com” for the SC7 Full Android on avl7420 vs iPhone 6 Plus results. Exynos blows A8 out the door on the most important part. Which is in Multicore, because that’s where you see true potential. Certainly not what just one core can do! lol…. but brain dead Apple fans will believe anything Apple tells them. They are all like… Read more »