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Exynos 7870 vs Snapdragon 660

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 7870 (with Mali-T830 MP1 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Adreno 512). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Performs 9.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Shows significantly better (up to 84%) AnTuTu 8 score – 152K vs 82K
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • 38% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 1600 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~21%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
82820
152734
CPU 36387 69937
GPU 7985 24360
Memory 22841 32441
UX 17087 27977
Total score 82820 152734

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
330
Multi-Core Score
1295
Image compression 20.9 Mpixels/s 88.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 4.16 images/s 12 images/s
Speech recognition 12.3 words/s 24.1 words/s
Machine learning 5.76 images/s 18.3 images/s
Camera shooting 2.79 images/s 11 images/s
HTML 5 0.45 Mnodes/s 1.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 130.2 Krows/s 487.4 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7870 and Snapdragon 660

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1600 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 1.75 billion
TDP 3 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-T830 MP1 Adreno 512
Architecture Midgard Adreno 500
GPU frequency 700 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 16 128
FLOPS 23 Gigaflops 217 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 11 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 933 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Hexagon 680
Storage type eMMC 5.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem - X12
4G support LTE Cat. 6 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 50 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced February 2016 May 2017
Class Low end Mid range
Model number - SDM660
Official page Samsung Exynos 7870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 59

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