Exynos 9609 vs Snapdragon 855

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9609 (with Mali-G72 MP3 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (Adreno 640). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~54%)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Performs 3.5x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 187% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 11.9 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.4x) AnTuTu 9 score – 503K vs 211K
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • 29% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
211451
503723
CPU 71966 142947
GPU 38434 185174
Memory 52307 71321
UX 50352 105899
Total score 211451 503723

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
737
Multi-Core Score
2611
Image compression 77.65 Mpixels/s 143.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.55 images/s 23.7 images/s
Speech recognition 25.65 words/s 44.8 words/s
Machine learning 18.2 images/s 45.65 images/s
Camera shooting 9.99 images/s 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.69 Mnodes/s 2.93 Mnodes/s
SQLite 441.15 Krows/s 783.05 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability - 96%
Graphics test - 12 FPS
Score - 2108

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 56 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 28 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 57 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9609 and Snapdragon 855

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
1x 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache - 384 KB
L2 cache - 768 KB
L3 cache - 2 MB
Process 10 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 6.7 billion
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 640
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 900 MHz 585 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 48 384
FLOPS 259 Gigaflops 899 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 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 11.9 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 690
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 20
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced May 2019 December 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number S5E9609 SM8150
Official page Samsung Exynos 9609 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site

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