Exynos 2200 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Timely Cortex-X2 boost balances regional Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra chipsets
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (SM-S908B) is back on Geekbench again after a week away and this time around the upcoming flagship smartphone’s SoC, the Exynos 2200 in this case, has really shown its teeth. The two records for this model show single-core scores of 1,151 points and 1,168 points while the multi-core results are 3,205 points and 3,508 points. Potential Galaxy S22 Ultra buyers in Europe, CIS (Russia and eight other member states), South-West Asia, the Middle East, and Africa will get a smartphone with the Exynos 2200 chip inside it.
While future owners in places such as the US and South Korea might feel happier knowing they will get a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered model because of its perceived superiority, benchmark records for the Exynos 2200 phones have started looking increasingly more impressive. The AMD co-designed Xclipse 920 iGPU raced away from the SD8G1’s Adreno 730 in OpenCL and now the CPU part is no longer under-achieving. Past benchmarks revealed that the powerful Cortex-X2 flagship core had not been running at its full clock, but the latest Geekbench records show it hitting 2.80 GHz.
As for a performance comparison, records from 2022 for the Snapdragon variant of the S22 Ultra have left it with an average single-core benchmark of 1,207 points (five listings). Against the average of the Exynos 2200 (1,160 points) this only leaves Qualcomm’s chip +4.05% ahead. As a bonus for future Exynos-based S22 Ultra owners, the multi-core average from these two records, 3,357 points, is actually greater than the average of the Snapdragon model (3,196 points; recent outlier ignored). At +5.04% ahead in multi-core performance, the Exynos 2200 balances the overall contest.