Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + smartphones sold in Poland will operate under the control of the Samsung Exynos 9810 system. Benchmark tests show the performance of this unit. It turns out that Samsung has created an extremely powerful CPU, but in terms of GPU … there is no craze. How does Exynos 9810 fall on the background of Snapdragon 845?
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + smartphones presented at MWC 2018 went to Polish pre-sale. Variants sold in our country are powered by the Samsung Exynos 9810 chip . The first benchmark tests show the overall performance of both the processor and the graphics. How do Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + fall out of the competition?
Exynos 9810 – CPU performance
GeekBench is, of course, the best program to research the performance of the processor. In this benchmark you can check both the power of one core and many cores. Let's look at the results achieved by the new flagship Samsung:Samsung has made a large technological jump in the field of CPU and in just a year doubled the performance of one core . This is possible due to the change of the microarchitecture – the new M3 cores are now broad , as are the units developed by Apple. Samsung therefore focused on maximizing single-core performance. This brings with it a lot of energy demand and in order to remedy this, a limitation of the maximum timing was introduced depending on the number of working cores. When one large core works, its clock speed can reach 2.7 GHz. When two, it drops to 2.3 GHz, and the simultaneous operation of three or four cores from the M3 group limits clock speed to 1.8 GHz. That is why multi-core performance has not increased as much as the power of a single core, although 35% improvement compared to the Exynos 8895 from the Galaxy S8 is impressive. How does the Exynos 9810 handle the Snapdragon 845? The Qualcomm system clearly loses , reaching some 2,400-2700 points in the one core test and 8,000-8400 points in the test of many cores. For now, we are not able to clearly state how noticeable it will be in everyday applications.
Exynos 9810 – GPU performance
While the performance improvement of the CPU is really big, in terms of the power of the graphics chip Samsung has actually stood still. In Exynos 9810, we find Mali-G72 graphics, composed of 18 cores with 572 MHz clock speed. Meanwhile, Exynos 8895 has up to 20-core Mali-G71 clocked at 546 MHz. Already on this basis it is difficult to count on a spectacular increase in power, which is confirmed by tests: On the above screenshots you can see perfectly, that in terms of graphics performance Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + are slightly ahead of their predecessors, but they can not cope with the GPU Snapdragon 845, or the GPU Apple A11 Bionic . It turns out that Samsung's engineers focused so much on the processor that they treated the graphics system negatively.
Galaxy S9 in AnTuTu
At the end of our beloved AnTuTu 7:The result at the level of more than 250,000 points seems to be very impressive, but in the network we can find the first tests of smartphones with Snapdragon 845, where the results are even higher and often exceed the 27,000 points . However, these are only numbers, just like any other;) For dessert I attach one more, an additional statement: Source: GSMArena , AnandTech , PhoneArena