Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa vs Samsung Exynos 5430 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 5430 Octa

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The Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa (also called Exynos 5 Octa) is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets. It was launched in mid-2014 alongside the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and features four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 1.8 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)-2133 memory controller up to 14.9 GB/s. As the SoC lacks an internal cellular modem, an additional module will be necessary for use in smartphones.

Processor 

Compared to the commonly used Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A7 architecture, the A15 cores offer an at least 50 percent better performance per clock as well as relatively high frequencies, which makes the Exynos 5430 one of the high-end ARM SoCs of 2014. On average, the CPU performance is roughly on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 or Nvidia Tegra 4. Compared to the very similar Exynos 5420 (28 nm), the more efficient 20 nm process allows a better utilization of the clock headroom leading to a slightly higher performance.

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 ARM calls "big.LITTLE". Similar to previous models, all eight cores can be used simultaneously, so that the chip can be described as a "true" octa-core SoC.

Graphics

Just like the Exynos 5420, the Exynos 5430 integrates a Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, which offers six shader clusters clocked at up to 600 MHz (122 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 801) or a PowerVR G6430 (Apple A7). However, Nvidia's Tegra K1 or the Apple A8 are even faster. Nevertheless, the GPU can run even the most demanding Android games at high resolutions (up to 2560 x 1600 pixels) and detail settings.

Power Consumption

Thanks to a new 20 nm process, the Exynos 5430 is significantly more efficient than the Exynos 5420 and other 28 nm high-end SoCs. Overall, the power consumption is still relatively high and best suited for medium-sized (or bigger) smartphones as well as tablets.

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ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU (600 MHz), 4x Cortex-A15 (1.8 - 1.9 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A7 (1.3 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3(E)-1866 Memory ControllerARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU (600 MHz), 4x Cortex-A15 (1.8 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A7 (1.3 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3(E)-2133 Memory Controller
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iGPUARM Mali-T628 MP6 (? - 600 MHz)

3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 11938     avg: 13575.8     median: 13957.5 (17%)     max: 14450 Points
7221 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 13903     avg: 14184.7     median: 14318 (17%)     max: 14333 Points
15934 Points (18%)
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 (18%)     max: 6572 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 2710     avg: 2777.3     median: 2740 (8%)     max: 2882 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 3407     avg: 3612     median: 3589 (14%)     max: 3840 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2707     avg: 2751.5     median: 2751 (9%)     max: 2797 Points
3209 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 901     avg: 924.8     median: 927.5 (19%)     max: 943 Points
951 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
818 Points (13%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2145 Points (6%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 631.71     avg: 705.2     median: 709.4 (24%)     max: 770.167 MFLOPS
491.7 MFLOPS (17%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 349.306     avg: 377.1     median: 383.7 (38%)     max: 391.745 MFLOPS
388.1 MFLOPS (38%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 7727.5     avg: 7854.7     median: 7870.9 (13%)     max: 7949.3 ms
5056 ms (9%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1063.3     avg: 1080.8     median: 1067.1 (12%)     max: 1112.1 ms
445.7 ms (5%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1132.8     avg: 1152.4     median: 1136 (11%)     max: 1188.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4076     avg: 4314.5     median: 4297 (9%)     max: 4588 Points
5640 Points (11%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 1385     avg: 1392     median: 1392 (37%)     max: 1399 Points
1577 Points (42%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1586     avg: 1598.5     median: 1598.5 (36%)     max: 1611 Points
1679 Points (37%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 2342     avg: 2364.5     median: 2364.5 (31%)     max: 2387 Points
2707 Points (36%)
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: 34666.5 (81%)     max: 35262
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 36109     avg: 36658.5     median: 36658.5 (37%)     max: 37208 Points
50004 Points (50%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 666     avg: 700     median: 699 (21%)     max: 736 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 13302     avg: 13847.2     median: 13851.5 (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 (27%)

Average Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa → 100%

Average Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa → 105%

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