The new Samsung Galaxy S6 has a brand new, powerful CPU inside that was designed by Samsung itself, rather than using Qualcomm chips as it has done in the past. This new CPU has been tested recently with various industry-standard benchmark tools, and has been found to be one of the faster ever mobile chips, storming the benchmarks and beating almost everything else in nearly every test.
Samsung Galaxy S6 has one of the fastest mobile chips
Both Samsung and HTC have unveiled their latest flagship devices and they are both of course packed full of the latest tech, but while the HTC One M9 uses the Snapdragon 810 chip, the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses the company’s own Exynos 7420.
Both phones are very slick and smooth to use, and they have been benchmarked and compared with current handsets such as the iPhone 6 Plus, and based on various results the Galaxy S6 is a bit of a beast.
The latest GeekBench results were shared by ComputerBase.de, and show that the Galaxy S6 is top of the multi-core table with a score of 4,547 (higher is better).
The HTC One M9 comes in second place, but a distant second, with 3,959. That is followed by the Snapdragon 805 in the Nexus 6 with 3,307, then the Nvidia Shield tablet with 2,928, and in sixth place the iPhone 6 Plus with 2,911.
6 Plus is no slouch
The results are fairly predictable, as the iPhone 6 Plus is only a dual-core device and the Galaxy S6 has 8, so it’s no real surprise. In fact, the iPhone 6 Plus beats the Exynos in the single core tests, but it doesn’t top the results – that’s the Nvidia Tegra K1 Denver chip which achieves a score of 1,976.
The iPhone 6 Plus is second with 1,626 followed by the Samsung Galaxy S6 with 1,443, beating the HTC One M9 which achieves a score of 1,186.
The Nexus 9 is a tablet, so the Galaxy S6 seems to be the highest scoring smartphone and way ahead of any other device in the multi-core scores.
It’s obviously an indication of power but not really a reliable way to judge a phone’s actual performance, but at least on paper it seems that Samsung has made a good decision to use its own chip. The iPhone 6 Plus on the other hand isn’t really in any danger of being dwarfed in power.