Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa vs Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa

Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa

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The Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa (also called Exynos 5 Octa) is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets. It was launched in mid-2013 alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and features four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 1.9 GHz. Furthermore, there are four additional Cortex-A7 cores at up to 1.3 GHz, an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU and a 2x 32 bit LPDDR3(E)-1866 memory controller up to 14.9 GB/s.

Processor 

Compared to the commonly used Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A7 architecture, the A15 cores offer at least 50 percent higher performance per clock, which makes the Exynos 5420 one of the fastest ARM SoCs of 2013. On average, the CPU performance is roughly on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or Nvidia Tegra 4

In addition, Samsung has integrated four Cortex-A7 cores clocked up to 1.3 GHz. Depending on the system load, the SoC will automatically switch between the more powerful A15 cores and the more efficient A7 cores to improve power consumption and battery life in a concept Samsung calls big.LITTLE". In contrast to the previous Exynos 5410, all eight cores can be used simultaneously, so that the chip can be described as the first "true" octa-core SoC in its class.

Graphics

The Exynos 5420 integrates a Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, which offers six shader clusters clocked at up to 600 MHz (115 GFLOPS). The Mali-T628 supports OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 11 and offers a performance that is just sligthly behind the Adreno 330 (Snapdragon 800) or a PowerVR G6430 (Apple A7). Thus, the GPU is one of the high-end solutions as of 2013 and can run even the most demanding Android games at high resolutions (up to 2560 x 1600 pixels) and detail settings.

Power Consumption

The Exynos 5 Octa should have an estimated maximum TDP of about 3 to 4 W on a smartphone. It is possible that sustained load will lead to throttling of the CPU or GPU, especially in smartphones.

Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa

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The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (also called Exynos 5410) is a system on a chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets introduced in early 2013. Its first major application is the Samsung Galaxy S4. The SoC offers four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.6 to 1.8 GHz. Compared to the commonly used Cortex-A9 architecture, the A15 cores offer roughly 50 percent higher performance per MHz, which makes the Exynos 5410 one of the fastest smartphone SoCs of 2012. In addition, Samsung has integrated four Cortex-A7 cores, which are much more efficient and clocked at up to 1.2GHz. Depending on the load, the SoC automatically switches between the A7 and A15 cores to improves power consumption and battery life. This concept, developed by ARM, is called "big.LITTLE". It is theoretically possible to address all 8 cores simultaneously.

The PowerVR SGX544 GPU is licensed by IMG (Imagination Technologies). The Exynos 5410 integrates the MP3 model, which offers a total of 3 GPU cores clocked at 533 MHz (51.2 GFLOPS). The SGX544 supports OpenGL 2.1, OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 9.0 and performs similarly to the Adreno 320 as found on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro. Compared to the fastest tablet SoCs like the Apple A6X or the Exynos 5250, the Exynos 5410/SGX544MP3 falls a bit short. Nevertheless, Android games will play fluently even in 1080p.

To be suitable for smartphones, the Exynos 5 Octa should have an estimated maximum TDP of about 3 to 4 Watts. It is possible for full load to cause slight throttling, which is common amongst SoCs.

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3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 11938     avg: 13575.8     median: 13957 (17%)     max: 14450 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 13903     avg: 14184.7     median: 14318 (17%)     max: 14333 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 943     avg: 1331.3     median: 1516 (12%)     max: 1535 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1508     avg: 1653.3     median: 1553 (14%)     max: 1899 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 5870     avg: 6219     median: 6215 (11%)     max: 6572 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 2710     avg: 2777.3     median: 2740 (5%)     max: 2882 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 3407     avg: 3612     median: 3589 (8%)     max: 3840 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2707     avg: 2751.5     median: 2751 (3%)     max: 2797 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 901     avg: 924.8     median: 927 (19%)     max: 943 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
818 Points (13%)
683 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2145 Points (4%)
1696 Points (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 631     avg: 705.2     median: 709 (24%)     max: 770 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 349     avg: 377.1     median: 383 (38%)     max: 391 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 7727     avg: 7854.7     median: 7870 (13%)     max: 7949 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1063     avg: 1080.8     median: 1067 (12%)     max: 1112 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1132     avg: 1152.4     median: 1136 (11%)     max: 1188 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4076     avg: 4314.5     median: 4297 (8%)     max: 4588 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 1385     avg: 1392     median: 1392 (37%)     max: 1399 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1586     avg: 1598.5     median: 1598 (36%)     max: 1611 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 2342     avg: 2364.5     median: 2364 (31%)     max: 2387 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 16992     avg: 19179.3     median: 19709 (46%)     max: 20837 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 34217     avg: 34703     median: 34666 (81%)     max: 35262
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 36109     avg: 36658.5     median: 36658 (37%)     max: 37208 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 666     avg: 700     median: 699 (21%)     max: 736 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 13302     avg: 13847.2     median: 13851 (45%)     max: 14384 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 17610     avg: 18235     median: 18111 (2%)     max: 19108 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
3617 Points (18%)

Average Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa → 100%

Average Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa → 81%

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