Snapdragon 855 Vs Exynos 9820 Peak Matchup: Kirin 980 Still Ahead


Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S10 series continues the past conventions, still using dual-processor platform configuration, and is the latest flagship product: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 on one side and Samsung Exynos 9820 on the other.

Nowadays, the Galaxy S10 series has already started to be released. AnandTech, the overseas authoritative hardware evaluation website, also announced the first wave of test results. Not only has the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820, but also added a large number of other mobile platforms, comparing more than 30 different models. In particular, several platforms such as Snapdragon 855/845, Exynos 9820/9810, and Kirin 980 were separately extracted from PK.

Interestingly, Kirin 980 unexpectedly grabbed the camera and ran on the multiple releases before the latest release of the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820. This is never thought of, after all, Kirin 980 has been released for half a year.

Unlike most Chinese reviews that focus on the extreme performance of chip hardware, AnandTech believes that mobile phone review should pay more attention to the daily user experience of mobile phones. In this test, AnandTech selected PCMark Work 2.0 and Speedometer 2.0, which are the best tools that can be combined to measure the daily experience of the user. These 2 tools can more realistically reflect the real use scenarios of mobile platforms. Performance and experience.

In the test, the Galaxy S10 equipped with the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 has the performance mode enabled, running the beta firmware provided by Samsung. The Kirin 980 status is unknown and should be a performance mode.

In the Speedometer 2.0 network performance test, the Kirin 980 is ahead, which is 10% higher than the Snapdragon 855. The two generations of Snapdragon and Exynos can also see that the Samsung platform has improved by nearly 80% and is finally close to Snapdragon 855.

In the PCMark Work 2.0 Internet performance test, the Snapdragon 855 and the Exynos 9820 both made great progress compared with the predecessors, which increased by 26% and 24% respectively. At the same time, the Snapdragon 855 led to Exynos 9820 by 17%, and the gap was quite obvious.

The Kirin 980 performed even more unexpectedly, with a score of over 10,000 points, even leading the Snapdragon 855 by 11%.

Write testing is probably the most important project if you want to reflect the actual performance of a device. In PCMark Work 2.0 write test, Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 increased by 12% and 52% respectively compared with the previous gen, but Exynos 9820 still slightly lost to Snapdragon 845 by 5%, which seems to solve the problem of Galaxy Note 9 and S9 performance. So, Samsung also needs to continue to work hard.

Kirin 980 ahead again, even 5% higher than the Snapdragon 855.

In addition, in terms of photo editing performance, the performance of Snapdragon 855 is slightly better than Kirin 980. The gap between Exynos 9820 and the 2 is still very large. The score is 38% behind to Kirin 980, even as slow as 27 compared to Snapdragon 845. %, which means that the Exynos 9820 schedule also requires in-depth optimization.

The data operation test is mainly single-threaded. The Snapdragon 855 rides the dust, which is 44% higher than the Snapdragon 845 and leads the Exynos 9820 by 16%. The latter still faces similar problems, the gap is still very large, and the Kirin 980 is between Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820.

Previously, Anandtech also released the performance rankings of flagship phones using various flagship processor platforms. From the performance test results of PCMark Work 2.0, Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro monopolized the championship and runner-up. The Qualcomm reference design based on the Snapdragon 855 is only ranked 4th, not as good as Google Pixel 3.

Even considering that the reference phone cannot fully take advantage of the new platform, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be better, but I am afraid to suppress the Kirin 980.

In addition, in terms of battery life, AnandTech said that it has not yet had time to do a comprehensive test, but a simple analysis in theory. In terms of energy efficiency, Snapdragon 855 and Kirin 980 use the latest 7nm manufacturing process, and the energy efficiency will definitely improve. Especially, the products based on Kirin 980 are flagship performances. It is expected that Snapdragon 855 will be similar.

Samsung’s Exynos not only needs to solve its micro-architecture efficiency problem but also because it is produced on the (theoretical) poor 8nm process, it also brings disadvantages in process manufacturing. Of course, the actual situation needs to be followed by actual testing. To illustrate.

Overall, AnandTech believes that the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected, especially the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 version is no accident, and the results of the previous test basically match or improve, but the Kirin 980 unexpected, gave a big Surprise, compared to the half-year-old Snapdragon 855, Exynos 9820 not only has not been significantly surpassed, but still has a clear lead in many places.

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