Snapdragon 855 Being Fine-tuned For Galaxy S10 Suggests Benchmark Score


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855, announced in November, is the first Android chipset to integrate ARM's Cortex A76 core. The A76 is built keeping multi-threaded workloads in mind, as gaming and image applications continue to demand heavy resources. The Snapdragon 855's one Kryo 485 core is designed to take the initial brunt of an app during launch. The SoC as a whole is the first time a US manufacturer will make use of TSMC's N7 node.

Therefore, it's important to keep track of how. the 855 compares its predecessors and Apple's A12 in performance. To that end, Qualcomm is continuing to tweak the Snapdragon 855 before Samsung launches the Exynos 9820 with the Galaxy S10. Take a look below for more details.

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Surfaces On GeekBench With A 11,150 Point Multi-Core Score

By taking advantage of its launch cycle, Apple launched iOS' first 7nm processor in September last year, hoping to entice users to upgrade. The A12 and Snapdragon 855 are pretty much neck to neck, physically. This comes after the fact that Apple's performance controller for the A11 allowed the company to catch up to Qualcomm's lead in multi-core after years.

But the A11 had thermal problems and served as a precursor to the A12. And, Qualcomm isn't giving up either. The Snapdragon 855 is more inclined towards heterogeneous processing, and as a result, the chip catches easily with the A12's GeekBench scores. A new entry has surfaced on GeekBench, running the same ARM derivate as one tested on the benchmarking platform in September. We've got good reasons to believe that this is the Snapdragon 855.

The 855 scores 11,150 points in multi-core, edging over the iPhone XS Max's aggregate 11,350 points. This is a healthy sign and will ensure that Android gadgets (including Samsung's Galaxy S10) do not lose out to the A12. The 7nm Snapdragon also marks the entry of ARM's Cortex A76 core in smartphones.

As we move towards the mobility platform, both Apple and ARM are gearing to take up multi-threaded workloads. The Cortex A76 and the A12X are beasts, but Android is yet to produce a tablet comparable to the iPad Pro. Qualcomm has introduced a new core cluster with the Snapdragon 855, ensuring that the SoC runs games smoothly.

You can find all the details for the Snapdragon 855 here.

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