When Samsung first announced the Exynos 7 64-bit chipset late last year, we didn’t have any idea that the chip will be a beast of a performer. A mysterious Samsung device with the Exynos 7420 chipset went through the popular Geekbench benchmark recently and managed to score higher than any other Android device currently in the market.
In the single-core test the Exynos 7420 chip scored 1520, higher than all other Android devices except the Google Nexus 9. The NVIDIA Tegra K1 powered Nexus 9 tablet manages to score around 1800, slightly higher than what the Exynos chip managed. However, it was the multi-score score that really set the chip apart from its competition. Samsung Exynos chips have generally been better performers than Snapdragon chips in the multi-core Geekbench test, but the Exynos 7420 simply blowed away the competition a score of 5478. Not even the Google Nexus 9 could come close to the Exynos 7420’s performance in the multi-core test as the next best performer in this test was Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 4 that manages to score around 4000 on this test. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 powered smartphones can only manage to score around the 3000 mark in multi-core test.
These benchmark scores are no doubt very impressive and make the new Exynos chip seem much improved over the previous Exynos chipsets in many areas. The benchmark results show that the chip will be an absolute beast of a performer and we have also seen reports last year that claim the chip will include an integrated LTE Cat.9 modem. The main reason why Samsung opted for the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for certain variants of its flagship smartphones was the lack of an integrated LTE modem on its own Exynos chipsets. Recent reports have also suggested that Samsung may not use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset for its upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship but go exclusively with the Exynos 7420 chip.