Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 855

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9611 (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 9611
  • Higher GPU frequency (~45%)
  • Announced 10-months later
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 2.2x) AnTuTu 9 score – 516K vs 229K
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2300 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
229629
516516
CPU 61042 140558
GPU 57036 183147
Memory 41776 87772
UX 71068 105950
Total score 229629 516516

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
734
Multi-Core Score
2611
Image compression 74.7 Mpixels/s 143.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 23.7 images/s
Speech recognition 25 words/s 44.8 words/s
Machine learning 17.7 images/s 45.65 images/s
Camera shooting 8.82 images/s 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.24 Mnodes/s 2.93 Mnodes/s
SQLite 434 Krows/s 783.05 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3054
Stability 97% 93%
Graphics test 4 FPS 18 FPS
Score 776 3054

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 31 FPS
[High]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Medium]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 28 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 43 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 38 FPS
[High]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Samsung Galaxy A51
1080 x 2400
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 9611 and Snapdragon 855

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 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 2300 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 8 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 640
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 850 MHz 585 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 48 384
FLOPS 259 Gigaflops 899 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 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 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 11.9 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 8 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 64MP, 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, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Shannon 337 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 September 2019 December 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number S5E9611 SM8150
Official page Samsung Exynos 9611 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site

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