Samsung Exynos 8890 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Samsung Exynos 8890 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Samsung Exynos 8890 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Samsung Exynos 8890 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Samsung Exynos 8890 8 core processor released in Q1/2016 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2018.
Samsung Exynos (47) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
Samsung Exynos 8890 (1) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/850 (2)
2 Generation 5
Exynos M1 / Cortex-A53 Architecture Kryo 385
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
-- Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Samsung Exynos 8890 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 clocks with 2.80 GHz, has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Samsung Exynos 8890 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz
4x Exynos M1 (Mangoos)
A-Core 2.80 GHz
4x Kryo 385 Gold
1.60 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
B-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 385 Silver

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Samsung Exynos 8890 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

ARM Mali-T880 MP12 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.70 GHz
0.65 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
Midgard 4 GPU Generation 4
16 nm Technology 10 nm
2 Max. displays 2
12 Compute units --
192 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
11 DirectX Version 11

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

ARM Mali-T880 MP12 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to GB of memory in a maximum of 0 memory channels is supported by the Samsung Exynos 8890, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 supports a maximum of 10 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 52.0 GB/s enabled.

Samsung Exynos 8890 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
LPDDR4-1866 Memory LPDDR4X-3733
Max. Memory 10 GB
0 Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth 52.0 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache 1.50 MB
-- L3 Cache 2.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Samsung Exynos 8890 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is --. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Samsung Exynos 8890 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Samsung Exynos 8890 has 2.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is at 3.50 MB. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm.

Samsung Exynos 8890 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
14 nm Technology 10 nm
Unknown Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Android
Q1/2016 Release date Q1/2018
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 8890 (70%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 8890 (60%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
331 (66%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
504 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1136 (52%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2165 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
410 (74%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
552 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1034 (51%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2022 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
ARM Mali-T880 MP12 @ 0.65 GHz
265 (36%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Adreno 630 @ 0.70 GHz
737 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2524 (77%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3276 (100%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
361498 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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