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Samsung Exynos 9825 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Samsung Exynos 9825

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The Samsung Exynos 9 9825 is a mobile SoC for smartphones and tablets. It was announced in the Samsung Note 10 line in August 2019. The processor integrates three clusters of processor cores with different architectures. Two big Samsung custom M4 cores clock up to 2.73 GHz and deliver peak performance. Two additional ARM Cortex-A75 are also for performance tasks and clock at up to 2.4 GHz (up from 2.3 GHz in the 9820). Finally, four small and power efficient ARM-Cortex A55 cores clock at up to 1.9 GHz are in the third cluster. The different clusters can run simultaneously thanks to DinamIQ.

The integrated LTE modem supports LTE-Advanced Pro Cat.20 (8CA 2 Gbps download, 3CA 316 Mbps upload). The integrated graphics card is a ARM Mali G76MP12 with 12 cores. Thanks to higher clock rates, the G76 is now a bit faster compared to the Exynos 9820.

The performance of the CPU part is positioned in the high end segment for smartphone processors. Due to the slight changes in clock rates, it is very comparable to the older Eynos 9 9820. Maybe in longer load phases, the improved 7nm process helps to maintain clock speeds a bit better. The direct competitor Snapdragon 855 can be left behind in single-core benchmarks like Geekbench and operates on par in multi-core benchmarks.

The SoC is produced at Samsung in the new 7nm LPP (with EUV) process that should improve power efficiency compared to the Exynos 9820.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (855+) Mobile Platform is a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in 2019. Compared to the normal Snapdragon 855, the 855 Plus offers higher clock speeds of the GPU and CPU. The SoC integrates a fast ‘Prime Core’ that clocks up to 2.96 GHz (up from 2.84 GHz in the 855) and three further fast ARM Cortex-A76 performance cores, which can reach up to 2.42 GHz. These are complemented by four power-saving ARM Cortex-A55 cores that clock up to a maximum of 1.8 GHz.

The SoC also integrates the new X24 LTE modem that Qualcomm promises will deliver up to 2 Gbit/s maximum download speed over LTE Cat.20 and up to 316 Mbit/s upload speeds. The Snapdragon 855 can be configured with the company’s new X50 5G modem too.

Qualcomm has also improved the integrated Wi-Fi modem, which is Wi-Fi 6-ready, has 8x8 Sounding and supports up to 802.11 ay Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi modem can utilise the 60 GHz mmWave band for up to 10 Gbit/s internet speeds.

The Hexagon 690 DSP has undergone the most revisions of that which Qualcomm has integrated into the Snapdragon 855. The new DSP incorporates a neural processing unit (NPU) with dedicated Tensor-cores that can execute up to 7 trillion operations per second in conjunction with the CPU and GPU. In short, the Snapdragon 855 should be three times faster than the Snapdragon 845 and two times faster than the Kirin 980 SoC.

The Snapdragon 855 also has a Spectra 380 ISP onboard, which is the world’s first chip to incorporate a Computer Vision Engine (CV-ISP) that can perform depth calculations in videos at up to 60 FPS. The Snapdragon 855 should deliver real-time portrait modes or be able to detect objects with relatively low power consumption.

The built-in memory controller supports up to 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM (4 x 16-bit). As the SD855, the 855+ integrates an Adreno 640 graphics card that is now higher clocked and should offer a 15% higher performance.

Qualcomm will manufacturer the Snapdragon 855+ at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using a 7 nm FinFET process. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in December 2018. The SoC integrates a fast ‘Prime Core’ that clocks up to 2.84 GHz and three further fast ARM Cortex-A76 performance cores, which can reach up to 2.42 GHz. These are complemented by four power-saving ARM Cortex-A55 cores that clock up to a maximum of 1.8 GHz. The higher ‘Prime Core’ clock speed should provide significantly better single core performance than the Snapdragon 845, but we suspect that the Snapdragon 855 will fall short of the Apple A12 Bionic. The new SoC should have up to 45% faster single-core performance and 35% multi-core performance than its predecessor. Qualcomm praises the Snapdragon 855’s ability to maintain its performance when faced with sustained load, beating the Apple A12 Bionic SoC and the HiSilicon Kirin 980.

The SoC also integrates the new X24 LTE modem that Qualcomm promises will deliver up to 2 Gbit/s maximum download speed over LTE Cat.20 and up to 316 Mbit/s upload speeds. The Snapdragon 855 can be configured with the company’s new X50 5G modem too.

Qualcomm has also improved the integrated Wi-Fi modem, which is Wi-Fi 6-ready, has 8x8 Sounding and supports up to 802.11 ay Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi modem can utilise the 60 GHz mmWave band for up to 10 Gbit/s internet speeds.

The Hexagon 690 DSP has undergone the most revisions of that which Qualcomm has integrated into the Snapdragon 855. The new DSP incorporates a neural processing unit (NPU) with dedicated Tensor-cores that can execute up to 7 trillion operations per second in conjunction with the CPU and GPU. In short, the Snapdragon 855 should be three times faster than the Snapdragon 845 and two times faster than the Kirin 980 SoC.

The Snapdragon 855 also has a Spectra 380 ISP onboard, which is the world’s first chip to incorporate a Computer Vision Engine (CV-ISP) that can perform depth calculations in videos at up to 60 FPS. The Snapdragon 855 should deliver real-time portrait modes or be able to detect objects with relatively low power consumption.

The built-in memory controller supports up to 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM (4 x 16-bit). Moreover, the Adreno 640 has 50% more compute units (ALUs) than the Adreno 630, while Qualcomm claims that it should be 20% faster than its predecessor. We currently do not know what clock speeds the Adreno 640 will operate at as Qualcomm did not announce these during the announcement of the Snapdragon 855.

Qualcomm will manufacturer the Snapdragon 855 at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using a 7 nm FinFET process. The switch to 7 nm manufacturing should make the SD855 20% more efficient than the SD845. Qualcomm has not officially announced the thermal design power (TDP) of the SD855, but we suspect that the SoC will reach a maximum of 5 W and will average around 3.5 W under load.

ModelSamsung Exynos 9825Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 PlusQualcomm Snapdragon 855
SeriesSamsung ExynosQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameExynos M3 / Cortex-A55Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Samsung Exynos 9825 « 1.9 - 2.73 GHz8 / 8 cores Exynos M3 / Cortex-A55
Samsung Exynos 98201.9 - 2.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Exynos M3 / Cortex-A55
Samsung Exynos 9810 - 2.9 GHz8 / 8 cores Exynos M3 / Cortex-A55
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 - 2.96 GHz8 / 8 cores5 MB L3 Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus « - 2.96 GHz8 / 8 cores5 MB L3 Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8552.84 GHz8 / 8 cores5 MB L3 Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 - 2.96 GHz8 / 8 cores5 MB L3 Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus - 2.96 GHz8 / 8 cores5 MB L3 Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 « 2.84 GHz8 / 8 cores5 MB L3 Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Clock1900 - 2730 MHz <=2960 MHz2840 MHz
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 88 / 8
Technology7 nm7 nm7 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G76MP12 GPU , 2x Samsung Mongoose Custom CPU, 2x Cortex-A75, 4x Cortex-A55 big.LITTLE, LPDDR4x Memory ControllerX24 LTE Modem, Adreno 640 GPUX24 LTE Modem, Adreno 640 GPU
iGPUARM Mali-G76 MP12Qualcomm Adreno 640 (250 - 675 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 640 ( - 585 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Announced
Manufacturerwww.samsung.comwww.qualcomm.comwww.qualcomm.com
L2 Cache1.8 MB1.8 MB
L3 Cache5 MB5 MB
TDP5 Watt5 Watt

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.5, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 855+
1 pt (73%)
Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.5, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 855
1 pt (73%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 31908     avg: 32588     median: 32588 (27%)     max: 33268 Points
min: 30069     avg: 34737     median: 32129 (27%)     max: 42240 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 3389     avg: 3519     median: 3519 (41%)     max: 3649 Points
min: 3137     avg: 4371     median: 4659 (55%)     max: 4737 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 3498     avg: 3622     median: 3622 (41%)     max: 3746 Points
min: 3143     avg: 4323     median: 4560.5 (52%)     max: 4725 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
100%
1 SD 855 +
1008 Points (27%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 855 +
2757 Points (11%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
834 Points (35%)
min: 738     avg: 751     median: 751 (32%)     max: 764 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
2331 Points (4%)
min: 2652     avg: 2659     median: 2658.5 (5%)     max: 2665 Points
min: 2164     avg: 2572     median: 2666 (5%)     max: 2856 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 805     avg: 814     median: 813.5 (4%)     max: 822 Points
min: 761     avg: 782     median: 787.5 (3%)     max: 792 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2177     avg: 2184     median: 2184 (7%)     max: 2191 Points
min: 2519     avg: 2788     median: 2846.5 (9%)     max: 2940 Points
min: 2441     avg: 2616     median: 2589.5 (8%)     max: 2852 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4549     avg: 4550     median: 4550 (45%)     max: 4551 Points
min: 3603     avg: 3654     median: 3654 (37%)     max: 3705 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10367     avg: 10426     median: 10425.5 (11%)     max: 10484 Points
min: 9705     avg: 10547     median: 10546.5 (12%)     max: 11388 Points
min: 10187     avg: 10955     median: 10987.5 (12%)     max: 11388 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5109 Points (70%)
69%
1 SD 855 +
min: 3295     avg: 3548     median: 3548 (48%)     max: 3801 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
10487 Points (26%)
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 10163     avg: 10529     median: 10529 (26%)     max: 10895 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
7453 Points (12%)
8497 Points (13%)
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2169 Points (32%)
3359 Points (50%)
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 855 +
9555 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 855 +
2891 Points (56%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3566 Points (29%)
2627 Points (21%)
min: 1658     avg: 1926     median: 1926 (16%)     max: 2194 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5534 Points (50%)
3579 Points (32%)
min: 3919     avg: 4247     median: 4247 (39%)     max: 4575 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
13991 Points (27%)
17637 Points (35%)
min: 11986     avg: 14903     median: 14902.5 (29%)     max: 17819 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
7083 Points (14%)
7818 Points (16%)
min: 5470     avg: 6620     median: 6619.5 (13%)     max: 7769 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
8839 Points (23%)
9887 Points (26%)
min: 7059     avg: 8575     median: 8574.5 (22%)     max: 10090 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2478     avg: 2503     median: 2503 (3%)     max: 2528 ms
min: 2007     avg: 2054     median: 2032 (2%)     max: 2134 ms
min: 1852     avg: 2147     median: 2114 (2%)     max: 2611 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 SD 855 +
384.2 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 18908     avg: 19022     median: 19021.5 (17%)     max: 19135 Points
min: 23781     avg: 24606     median: 24571 (22%)     max: 25353 Points
min: 17011     avg: 23749     median: 24044 (21%)     max: 33918 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 97     avg: 107.5     median: 107.5 (22%)     max: 118 Points
min: 89     avg: 98.2     median: 98 (20%)     max: 111 Points
min: 90     avg: 105.2     median: 106.5 (22%)     max: 129 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 291772     avg: 292608     median: 292608 (100%)     max: 293444 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 18280     avg: 18321     median: 18320.5 (56%)     max: 18361 Points
12537 Points (38%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 70640     avg: 70670     median: 70669.5 (87%)     max: 70699 Points
81494 Points (100%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 155432     avg: 155907     median: 155906 (48%)     max: 156381 Points
175688 Points (55%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 101869     avg: 102259     median: 102259 (63%)     max: 102649 Points
125546 Points (77%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 347082     avg: 347156     median: 347156 (61%)     max: 347229 Points
395265 Points (70%)
min: 217967     avg: 354450     median: 368232 (65%)     max: 398720 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 SD 855+ +
min: 66276     avg: 72044     median: 71855 (60%)     max: 78191 Points
89%
1 SD 855 +
min: 51228     avg: 63930     median: 64229 (54%)     max: 72343 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 SD 855+ +
min: 64026     avg: 80567     median: 82790.5 (67%)     max: 92659 Points
72%
1 SD 855 +
min: 52596     avg: 61638     median: 59373 (48%)     max: 75544 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 SD 855+ +
min: 169591     avg: 184179     median: 184036 (34%)     max: 199051 Points
91%
1 SD 855 +
min: 158097     avg: 167704     median: 167146 (31%)     max: 175532 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 SD 855+ +
min: 132673     avg: 139174     median: 139170 (50%)     max: 145684 Points
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 114777     avg: 135173     median: 139365 (50%)     max: 140166 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 SD 855+ +
min: 462125     avg: 478464     median: 474972 (46%)     max: 501784 Points
91%
1 SD 855 +
min: 376698     avg: 428445     median: 432658 (42%)     max: 451559 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
215665 Points (28%)
min: 237506     avg: 249793     median: 249792 (33%)     max: 262079 Points
min: 197214     avg: 236383     median: 246456 (32%)     max: 265478 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
5864 Points (31%)
min: 6325     avg: 7543     median: 7424 (39%)     max: 8880 Points
min: 5121     avg: 6872     median: 6326.5 (33%)     max: 12391 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
22707 Points (49%)
min: 13484     avg: 15895     median: 15894.5 (34%)     max: 18305 Points
min: 5578     avg: 11793     median: 11067 (24%)     max: 18491 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 8801     avg: 8914     median: 8914 (58%)     max: 9027 Points
min: 8702     avg: 10315     median: 10351.5 (68%)     max: 11690 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 11011     avg: 11412     median: 11412 (57%)     max: 11813 Points
min: 10286     avg: 13201     median: 12786 (64%)     max: 15510 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random write internal
100%
1 SD 855 +
50.5 MB/s (37%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq write internal
100%
1 SD 855 +
304 MB/s (9%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random read internal
100%
1 SD 855 +
32.9 MB/s (40%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq read internal
100%
1 SD 855 +
1246 MB/s (35%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
100%
1 SD 855 +
27144 Points (43%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
100%
1 SD 855 +
8421 Points (39%)

Average Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 9825 → 100% n=29

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus → 108% n=29

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 → 92% n=29

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