Popular benchmarking software, Geekbench, has released a new version of their software, Geekbench 4 Beta. Due to the modification in the new version, the scores of the major processors have changed.
New results shows the Kirin 950 raking up more points in the core-tests and the Snapdragon 820’s scores suffering a decline.
Qualcomm’s snapdragon 820 SoC scored highest in the single-core test on Geekbench 3, followed by Samsung’s Exynos 8890 and Huawei’s Kirin 950.
New single-core test scores on Geekbench 4 Beta, puts the Exynos 8890 in front followed by the Kirin 950 and the SD 820.
For the multi-core test on geekbench 3, Samsung leads with the Exynos 8890, Huawei comes in second, and Qualcomm takes the rear. The results for Geekbench 4 Beta remains the same.
In terms of overall performance, the Kirin has seen a huge improvement. However, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 (Adreno 530) is still the best in terms of GPU performance, dwarfing Samsung’s Mali T880 MP12 by more than double.
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Unless you’re a geek, the scores wouldn’t really matter to most people. Most buyers tend to look at other factors other than processing power when picking up a new phone such as camera performance, battery life, and quick updates. [source]