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Alleged Galaxy S21+ Geekbench listing paints a grim picture of the Exynos 1000

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has allegedly made an apperance on Geekbench
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ has allegedly made an apperance on Geekbench (image via Samsung)
The Exynos 1000-powered Samsung Galaxy S21+ has made an appearance on Geekbench. It nets a single-core score of 1,038 and a multi-core score of 3,060, putting it behind the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. However, the abysmal performance could also be the result of unoptimized software.
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Last week, some alleged Exynos 1000 Geekbench scores showed up online. Its single-core score was in the 'too good to be true' territory, as the chip convincingly outperformed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. The silicon has made yet another appearance on Geekbench, and the numbers look a lot more somber this time around.

Twitter user Abhishek Yadav stumbled upon what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy S21+ running the Exynos 1000. It snags a single-core score of 1,038 and a multi-core score of 3,060. That is a far cry from the 1,302 and 4,060 scores from last time. However, last year's Exynos 990 snagged a single-core score of 773, so the Exynos 1000 is at least 20% faster than its predecessor in that regard. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 875 also fares similarly with a single-core score of 1,102, so Samsung isn't too far off. However, Qualcomm gets ahead in the multi-core department with a score of 4,113. The Galaxy S21's Geekbench listing also confirms that the Exynos 1000 will be running an ARM Mali G78 GPU, effectively confirming that we may have to wait a bit longer before we see AMD's GPU in action. 

Exynos 990Exynos 1000Snapdragon 865Snapdragon 875
Single-core7731,0388151,102
Multi-core2,6463,0603,0954,113

Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is still several months from release, there is no way for us to confirm these alleged numbers. The Exynos 1000's abysmal performance could very well be due to the phone running unstable software. In the weeks leading up to the Galaxy S21 series' release, the rumor mill will be overflosing with multiple Geekbench scores, so it's best if we reserve judgment for then. Both chips appear to outperform their respective predecessors by a wide margin. The transition to Samsung's 5nm EUV process node probably has a part to play in it, along with ARM's newest Cortex-A1 super core.

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Anil Ganti
Anil Ganti - Senior Tech Writer - 626 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I got my first writing gig at the age of 19. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry and a few other publications like Wccftech before joining Notebookcheck in November 2019. I cover a variety of topics including smartphones, gaming, and computer hardware.
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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-09-23 (Update: 2020-09-23)