Upcoming Samsung Exynos SoC with AMD RDNA2 GPU is 53% faster than the Exynos 2100 in 3DMark Wild Life
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The first 3DMark results for Samsung’s AMD-powered Exynos SoC have been shared by reliable leaker Ice Universe. The exact smartphone model is hidden, but it is most likely an upcoming Galaxy S or Note model that could be launching in July. The leaker points out that the SoC integrates ARM A77 cores, but we already know there should be faster variants that will feature the A78 cores, so the performance revealed in the 3DMark test could actually see improvements.
Getting to the actual benchmark results, we see the upcoming Exynos (2200?) SoC with RDNA2 GPU scoring 8134 points in the Wild Life test. This is around 53% faster than the Exynos 2100 from the S21 Ultra launched earlier this year, and also around 50% faster than the Snapdragon 888. If we dare compare this to Apple’s best smartphone SoC right now (the A14 Bionic chip in the iPhone 12 Pro Max) that scores 8280 points, we see a slight advantage for Apple, but keep in mind that the Exynos with A78 core will most likely outscore the A14. Nevertheless, this win might prove short-lived, as Apple intends to release the A15 Bionic come September.
Ice Universe also notes that the results he presents are from the first run, and each successive run comes up with a different score, usually lower due to heat throttling. Some leakers claim that the initial performance figures could drop by 30% for the second run. This phenomenon can be seen for Snapdragon and Apple’s chips, as well.