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Galaxy S7 Edge Comes Close To An i7-6700K In Latest Geekbench Benchmark – Check Out These Results

Omar Sohail
Posted Jun 24, 2016
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No doubt a Galaxy S7 edge features impressive hardware to obtain a terrific result in a Geekbench benchmarking run, but to say that the processor running inside the 5.5-inch flagship would go toe to toe with an i7-6700K is plain madness. However, if you take a look at the latest benchmarking test results, you will say that it’s not crazy at all, unless of course the reason for those results is something else entirely.

Galaxy S7 edge Ties Up With An Intel Core i7-6700K In The Single-Core Test Of Geekbench – Check Out The Results Below

In the details stated in the images below, the model name of the smartphone is Samsung SM-935F, which is the same name for a Galaxy S7 edge. The chipset is said to belong to Qualcomm, with a quad-core processor running at a speed of 1.9GHz. However, one thing you will notice here is that right next to the Motherboard name, it says MSM8960, which is another name for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 SoC (a previous generation processor), while the name for a Snapdragon 820 is MSM8996, which suggests that it could be an error in the benchmark itself.

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After all, neither an Exynos 8890 nor a Snapdragon 820 could come close to the performance of what you can see in the images. However, we reported some time back that Qualcomm is working on its second generation Kryo processor, with the Kryo II cores having their frequencies decreased to 1.7GHz, from an earlier 2.2-2.3GHz, but such cores will be able to deliver increased computational outputs. This will undoubtedly be the effect of the increased transistor count and will be able to surpass their predecessors in raw computing, as well as power consumption.

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With Kryo II cores, the scores obtained in Geekbench benchmarks will be 1.7 times that of its predecessors, which results in a 3.5x increase, showing that Qualcomm is really making strides when it rolls out its upcoming Snapdragon 830 SoC. These scores could very well belong to a Snapdragon 830 and that the results were being used for testing purposes, but it is far too early to tell at this point.

However, the time is not far when mobile processors will severely bridge the gap between desktop CPUs.

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