Exynos 9820 vs Snapdragon 860

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9820 (with Mali G76 MP12 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (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 9820
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Performs 59% better in floating-point computations
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2700 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)
  • Supports 10% higher memory bandwidth (34.13 against 31.1 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 5%) AnTuTu 9 score – 549K vs 524K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
524809
549322
CPU 136700 138608
GPU 184287 201905
Memory 90007 90665
UX 117097 118540
Total score 524809 549322

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2573
Image compression 108.8 Mpixels/s 142.85 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.7 images/s 20.3 images/s
Speech recognition 47.5 words/s 44.55 words/s
Machine learning 46.4 images/s 46.35 images/s
Camera shooting 19.1 images/s 22.85 images/s
HTML 5 2.04 Mnodes/s 1.65 Mnodes/s
SQLite 612.4 Krows/s 777.9 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3455
Stability 82% 98%
Graphics test 18 FPS 20 FPS
Score 3138 3455

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 54 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 56 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 98 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 56 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9820 and Snapdragon 860

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.7 GHz – Mongoose
2x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2700 MHz 2960 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 192 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Adreno 640
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 600 MHz 675 MHz
Execution units 12 2
Shading units 192 384
FLOPS 652 Gigaflops 1037 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 31.1 Gbit/s 34.13 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 690
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 150FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 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. 20 LTE Cat. 20
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced November 2018 April 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9820 SM8150-AC
Official page Samsung Exynos 9820 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 860 and Exynos 9820, or ask any questions
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Madi 03 October 2021 02:32
Fortnite sucks but fir real 60fps in ultra holy shit poco x3 pro be killing it.
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Jal 24 July 2021 09:41
In Snapdragon 860 we get 60 fps in ultra settings in fortnite
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