Exynos 9609 vs Snapdragon 660

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9609 (with Mali-G72 MP3 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 Samsung Exynos 9609
  • Announced 2-years and 1-month later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 14 nm)
  • Performs 19% better in floating-point computations
  • Higher GPU frequency (~6%)
  • Shows better (up to 6%) AnTuTu 9 score – 214K vs 202K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Supports 17% higher memory bandwidth (13.9 against 11.9 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
214369
CPU 71966 68288
GPU 38434 35535
Memory 52307 38070
UX 50352 59108
Total score 214369 202324

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1324
Image compression 77.65 Mpixels/s 88.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.55 images/s 12 images/s
Speech recognition 25.65 words/s 24.1 words/s
Machine learning 18.2 images/s 18.3 images/s
Camera shooting 9.99 images/s 11 images/s
HTML 5 1.69 Mnodes/s 1.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 441.15 Krows/s 487.4 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9609 and Snapdragon 660

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 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 2200 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 10 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 1.75 billion
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 512
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 500
GPU frequency 900 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 3 1
Shading units 48 128
FLOPS 259 Gigaflops 217 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1600 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 11.9 Gbit/s 13.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 680
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 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. 12 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced May 2019 May 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number S5E9609 SM6115
Official page Samsung Exynos 9609 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site

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