Samsung Exynos 9609 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Samsung Exynos 9609 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Samsung Exynos 9609 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Samsung Exynos 9609 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Samsung Exynos 9609 8 core processor released in Q2/2019 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2019.
Samsung Exynos (47) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
Samsung Exynos 9600 (3) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (3)
3 Generation 2
Cortex-A73 / Cortex-A53 Architecture Kryo 470 Gold/475 Silver
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Samsung Exynos 9609 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.20 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G clocks with 2.20 GHz, has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Samsung Exynos 9609 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.20 GHz
4x Cortex-A73
A-Core 2.20 GHz
2x Kryo 470 Gold
1.60 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
B-Core 1.80 GHz
6x Kryo 470 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 9609 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications Hexagon 688 @ 3.6 TOPS
-- 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-G72 MP3 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618
0.85 GHz GPU frequency 0.83 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
Bifrost 2 GPU Generation 6
16 nm Technology 14 nm
1 Max. displays 2
3 Compute units --
48 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
12 DirectX Version 12.1

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-G72 MP3 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode 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 9609, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 14.9 GB/s enabled.

Samsung Exynos 9609 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
LPDDR4X-1600 Memory LPDDR4X-3733
Max. Memory 8 GB
0 Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth 14.9 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Samsung Exynos 9609 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G is --. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Samsung Exynos 9609 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Samsung Exynos 9609 has 0.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 10 nm. The cache of Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G is at 0.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 8 nm.

Samsung Exynos 9609 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
10 nm Technology 8 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
Q2/2019 Release date Q2/2019
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 9609 (61%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 9609 (69%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (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 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
319 (61%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
526 (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 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1139 (69%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1652 (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 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
ARM Mali-G72 MP3 @ 0.85 GHz
94 (22%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Qualcomm Adreno 618 @ 0.83 GHz
422 (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 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
185205 (66%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
279403 (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 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
708 (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 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1671 (100%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
Samsung Exynos 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
307654 (100%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Samsung Exynos 9609 Samsung Exynos 9609
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
3.6 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Samsung Exynos 9609 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Unknown Oppo Reno2
Xiaomi Mi Note 10

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