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Huawei's Kirin 950 faster than Exynos 7420

by on04 November 2015

First mobile A72 to launch tomorrow

There is a big chance that Huawei is going to officially launch Kirin 950 tomorrow and the first Geekbench benchmarks have already leaked. 

The Kirin 950 is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.4Ghz and four A53 cores. The leaked benchmark score shows a 1.8GHz clocked processor (probably in power saving mode) and despite lower clock the new SoC earned 1710 points in Single-Core score and 6245 in Multi-core score. The scores were achieved with Geekbench 3.3.2. Apparently the test device had 4GB of RAM.

This is a step forward as you can expect 1489 points if you have the Exynos 7420 14nm octa-core that powers the Galaxy S6 phone. The Multi-score on this chip stops at 4989 points which is short of what Kirin 950 can offer.


It comes as no big surprise as the Kirin 950 has a higher clock core .The Cortex A72 is more efficient than the Cortex A57 which is a core that powers the Exynos 7420.

Gsmarena believes that the Exynos' successor is the Samsung Exynos M1 Mongoose which runs at  2.3GHz and scores 2,294 in Single-Core and 6,908 in Multi-core Geekbench testing. We expect to see Mongoose with its teeth in the back of the neck of a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone but there should also be a Snapdragon 820 variant of the Galaxy S7 too.

This is just one benchmark and it doesn’t tell the whole story, but we think that the Snapdragon 820 has a fighting chance against Kirin 950 or Mongoose (possibly known as Exynos 8890) it looks like the custom Krait 450 core might be more efficient than ARM based Cortex A72. 

Last modified on 04 November 2015
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