Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 636

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9611 (with Mali-G72 MP3 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (Adreno 509). 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 9611
  • Supports 125% higher memory bandwidth (11.9 against 5.3 GB/s)
  • Announced 1-year and 11-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 14 nm)
  • Performs 41% better in floating-point computations
  • 28% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~18%)
  • Shows better (up to 18%) AnTuTu 9 score – 201K vs 171K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
201782
CPU 58081 57490
GPU 41393 24466
Memory 42291 35451
UX 61318 54658
Total score 201782 171535

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1199
Image compression 74.7 Mpixels/s 75.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 10.7 images/s
Speech recognition 25 words/s 20.45 words/s
Machine learning 17.7 images/s 15.45 images/s
Camera shooting 8.82 images/s 9.79 images/s
HTML 5 1.24 Mnodes/s 1.51 Mnodes/s
SQLite 434 Krows/s 410.2 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 31 FPS
[High]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Medium]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 43 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 38 FPS
[High]
-
Device Samsung Galaxy A51
1080 x 2400
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9611 and Snapdragon 636

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.6 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 10 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 2 billion
TDP 8 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 509
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 500
GPU frequency 850 MHz 720 MHz
Execution units 3 1
Shading units 48 128
FLOPS 259 Gigaflops 184 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1600 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 11.9 Gbit/s 5.3 Gbit/s
Max size 8 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 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Shannon 337 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

Info

Announced September 2019 October 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number S5E9611 SDM636
Official page Samsung Exynos 9611 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 official site

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