Hamstrung Exynos 2200 keeps up with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in leaked Geekbench benchmarks
The Exynos 2200 will be Samsung's next-gen flagship SoC. The company announced that it would debut the chipset on January 11 but those plans were shelved. That said, the Exynos 2200's performance has been shrouded in mystery, but a new leak now provides yet another look at the delayed chipset's CPU prowess, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for perspective as well.
As shared by leaker @The Galox_, the Exynos 2200 looks to have stopped by at Geekbench again, and put up some solid numbers this time out. The Galaxy S22 series' SoC recorded a single-core score of 1019 and a multi-core score of 3513. In comparison, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 earns scores of 1228 and 3306 in the single-core and multi-core tests respectively.
While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 appears to have a handy advantage in the single-core segment at first glance, the source claims that the Exynos 2200 here was tested without an active Cortex-X2 super core. That explains the difference in single-core performance. The Exynos 2200 also has an edge in the multi-core tests, so these numbers bode quite well for the Samsung chipset.
Either way, the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 are built on the same node and with ARM's V9 architecture on the CPU side, so it's not surprising that both chipsets would offer similar CPU performance. GPU performance would make for more interesting reading, especially with the Exynos 2200 set to debut an AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. Even more interesting would be sustained performance figures in real-world workload situations as well as thermal performance but we'll have to wait a while for those.