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Exynos 8890 vs Snapdragon 650

We compared the 8-core Samsung Exynos 8890 (Mali-T880 MP12) with the older 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (Adreno 510) SoC. 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
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Samsung Exynos 8890
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (14 versus 28 nm)
  • Supports 80% higher memory bandwidth (26.82 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Performs 73% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 9 months later
  • Has 2 cores more
  • 28% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~8%)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 11.2
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
157604
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1301

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 650

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.6 GHz – Mongoose
4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2300 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 384 KB 16 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 256 KB
Process 14 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 1 billion

Graphics

GPU name Mali-T880 MP12 Adreno 510
Architecture Midgard Adreno 500
GPU frequency 650 MHz 600 MHz
Cores 12 -
Number of ALUs - 128
FLOPS 265 Gigaflops 153 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 11.2 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 26.82 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Hexagon V56
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, VP8
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X8
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1
Navigation - GPS, GLONASS

Info

Announced November 2015 February 2015
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number - MSM8956
Official page Samsung Exynos 8890 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 official site

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