With the Galaxy Note 9 at the end of summer and the Samsung Galaxy S10 pointing to the MWC 2019, today we come across a leak that would give us clues about the performance of the processor (SoC) Exynos 9820. A chip that in theory should debut with the Galaxy S10, but that has curiously been leaked in Geekbench in what it seems to be a Galaxy Note 9 test unit.
Indeed, a device codenamed SM-N960X has just taken a step by Geekbench crushing all the results that until now had achieved the Exynos 9810 present in the Galaxy S9 and S9 +. The point is that at this point in the film, almost no one expects the Galaxy Note 9 to release that chip, so it is somewhat disconcerting to see such high scores on the next Samsung phablet.
Everything points to a test model for the Exynos 9820
The model filtered under the name of SM-N960X has obtained a Geekbench score of 4089 points making use of a single core and of 12246 points when he used his full potential. If we take into account that the average maximum scores of the current Exynos 9810 are usually around 3600/9000 points, it is difficult to think that we can be a smartphone with this SoC.
Therefore, it is more than plausible to think that the figures that have been published in Geekbench belong to a test model that uses the Galaxy Note 9 hardware with the SoC Exynos 9820 of the future Galaxy S10, an interpretation that is reinforced by the fact that the test unit uses 4 GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 9 integrates 6 GB of that memory.
It is clear that the result obtained by this device is more than positive, if we take into account that the Bionic A11 Apple present in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X usually get scores of about 4000/9900 points in “single core” and multithreading respectively.
But of course, we can not forget that the Apple Bionic A12 will arrive this September from the hand of the new generation of iPhones, so this result, while still very good, does not have to be the best we see throughout 2019 .
Like the Bionic a12, the next Exynos 9820 will be manufactured with a lithography of 7nm , with a structure of 3 clusters composed of two cores Mongoose M4, another two cores with architecture ARM Cortex A75 / A76 for tasks of medium demand and a third cluster composed of 4 Cortex A-55 cores dedicated to the lightest functions of the device.
Other new features that the Exynos 9820 will incorporate is the use of a new technology called DynamIQ that abandons the classical structure big.LITTLE achieving greater energy efficiency and better management in the memory subsystem.
The Exynos 9820, as expected, will also be very focused on Artificial intelligence and release a new GPU ARM Mali G76 MP18 (18 cores) able to offer a performance up to 50% higher than its predecessor present in the Exynos 9810.
As a last point, say that Geekbench shows an operating frequency of 1.69 GHz, so it is more than possible that the Exynos 9820 used is not showing its full potential due to a lack of optimization in the software used, since this figure is quite low if we take into account that frequencies of around 3.0 GHz are expected.
We are sure that it will not take long for Gekkbench to appear the results obtained by complete test units of the Galaxy S10 and that surely have a much more refined ROM capable of competing even stronger with the Sanapdragon 855, the Kirin 980 and the dreaded Apple Bionic A12.