Yea I was also thinking single core would be slower but multithreaded would be faster. How about the graphics?
Apple usually seems to have everyone beat on graphics for the entire year though. If you look at the A8, wasn't it beating every phone in graphics benchmarks until just recently with the A9 and latest Android devices?Graphics will most likely be better however this won't matter because it'll be stuck into phones with far higher resolution screens than the iPhones.
Will be interesting to see how the competition stacks up going forward meaning what phones release between now and the next iPhone.The way that iOS, A9 chip and 2GB of LPDDR4 Ram are optimized for one another I wouldn't worry at all. Not only that but based on Anandtech's brief performance review the 6S/6S+ are amazing and powerful pieces of hardware!
No other phone out there even comes close!
The X1 has already been benchmarked and blows the A9 out of the water but right now only the Shield TV box has it.I expect the Snapdragon 820 to be somewhere in the current Exynos's Geekbench score range. It's too bad that ever since the Snapdragon 800, Qualcomm has fallen way behind. That chip came out in late 2013, and they were only able to marginally improve it for a while (801 and 805). The 810 would have been ok, but we all know what happened to that chip. Plus it doesn't even score that well in Geekbench.
Right now, the only contenders are the A9/A9X and the current and upcoming Exynos chips. Who knows how NVIDIA's X1 will score, but Qualcomm needs to step-up their game. However, the current rumor of the Galaxy S7 with the Snapdragon 820 having one extra gig of RAM is not a good sign. Reminds me of the Galaxy S3 that had 2GB of RAM to make up for the lower performance compared to the Exynos version.
Yeah, I expected that. The real comparison would be to the A9X, since they're both tablet chips.The X1 has already been benchmarked and blows the A9 out of the water but right now only the Shield TV box has it.
I am leaning that way too. Why would Samsung go back now? They have had success with their own Exynos chipsWhere has it been rumored that the 820 will be in the Galaxy S7? I'll wager any amount of money that all future Samsung flagships will have Exynos chips, just as they did this year.
I would bet for a lower single-core Geekbench score than the A9 (perhaps around 2,000) but a higher multi-core score (perhaps around 6,000).How do you guys think the next Exynos chip that may be in the S7 will compare to the A9? All rumors I have seen point to the 820 being in the S7 though. I think Samsung is wanting to get the S7 on the market ASAP since the S6 didn't do as well as they expected and they want to compete with the new iPhones.
I expect ~15% slower single threaded performance but ~20% faster multi threaded.
Assuming ~2.8ghz clock speed.
Will be interesting to see how the competition stacks up going forward meaning what phones release between now and the next iPhone.
Crazy thing is I haven't seen any games that even fully utilize the A8 yet. Would be nice if developers stepped up their graphics game and took advantage of what Apple is offering sooner.
Apple should just open a small gaming studio and create some first party titles to show how much can be achieved.