You've probably heard by now (how could you not) that the Samsung Galaxy S7 chipset strategy will be split again - some get the Exynos 8890, some the Snapdragon 820.
Last week we saw the 8890 take a swing at the Kirin 950 (Huawei's latest and greatest), but now the AT&T version of the Galaxy S7 has passed through Geekbench 3 too, giving us an opportunity to compare both versions of the phone.
Higher is better
The S820 chipset loses on multi-core performance (it's a quad-core), but it does win the single-core fight - 2,282 for the S820 and 1,873 for the 8890 chipsets.
Keep in mind that the software is not final yet and the scores might change. The current Snapdragon 820 result is behind the old Exynos 7420 chipset and earlier benchmarks (Geekbench 3 again) showed the S820 had a small lead.
The Galaxy S7 is expected to launch in the US on March 11.
Just ran the Geekbench 3 (version 3.4.1 on PC and Android) test on my S7 Active and an old school PC. S7 Active is the Snapdragon model. "Old School PC" is a C2Q Q6600 @ 3.2ghz and DDR2 800mhz RAM (@ 800mhz)... aka 400mhz FSB (266mhz stock) ...
50 bucks the US will sell us the snapdragon at exynos price
You forget that they are focusing on "multi-core performance" to get an advertising advantage; the Snapddragon 820 is SIGNIFICANTLY faster in lightly-threaded (up to 4 cores; aka. nearly ALL common usages) applications. You also need to remember...