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