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Asus ROG Phone 2 Geekbench results reveal Snapdragon 855 Plus CPU performance

The Asus ROG Phone 2 will be the first commercial phone to integrate the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC.  (Source: NDTV)
The Asus ROG Phone 2 will be the first commercial phone to integrate the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC. (Source: NDTV)
The Geekbench single and multi-core tests reveal minimal gains compared to the non-Plus Snapdragon 855, but the GPU performance is not taken into account, so for a true comparison between the two SoC versions we will most likely have to wait for AnTuTu tests.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC is scheduled to make its first commercial appearance in the Asus ROG Phone 2, which should be officially announced on July 23. The new SoC is aimed at gaming phones, with a focus on boosting the GPU performance for games that take advantage of high refresh rate screens. There should also be a slight CPU boost, since the main Kryo 485 core is getting a frequency bump from 2.84 GHz up to 2.96 GHz.

According to new GeekBench data, an alleged ROG Phone 2 has already been tested, and the CPU performance boost is barely noticeable, even though GeekBench only tests for core performance, so if we want to see how the new boosted GPU fairs against the non-Plus version, we have to wait for AnTuTu’s tests. As for the CPU performance, the single-core tests show a 3% performance increase over the standard Snapdragon 855 found in the Asus Zenfone 6, but still considerably slower than Samsung’s Mongoose M4 core, while the multi-core difference is even smaller, yet inching ever closer to Apple’s A12 Bionic.

Interestingly enough, Geekbench mentions that the single-core tests use a Core i7-6600U CPU as standard with a 4,000 points score, so the Snapdragon 855 Plus is still less powerful than Intel’s ULV CPU launched almost 4 years ago.

The GeekBench tests also confirm that the ROG Phone 2 is to integrate 12 GB of RAM, and it will be running Android 9.0 out of-of-the-box.

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Single-core results (Source: GSMArena)
Single-core results (Source: GSMArena)
Multi-core results (Source: GSMArena)
Multi-core results (Source: GSMArena)
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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1575 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-07-17 (Update: 2019-07-17)