Over the past few weeks we’ve been hearing all sorts of rumours about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, and Samsung doing its own thing – Exynos 7420-style – with the Galaxy S6 gave credence to the idea of the 810 being faulty.
But nope, the rumour mill now seems quite content that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is cool – literally cool, and actually faster than Samsung’s Exynos 7420.
That’s perhaps the most interesting facet of the whole saga; assuming the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 doesn’t overheat, would we want it in the Samsung Galaxy S6? Or is the Exynos 7420 the better choice?
Well, according to AnTuTu benchmark results shared by PhoneArena, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 beats the Exynos 7420 in overall score (61,499 vs. 60,978 for what it’s worth), though the latter actually wins in 7 out of 12 categories.
As for those overheating concerns, a set of graph thingies on STJS shows that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 actually runs cooler than the Snapdragon 801. Phew!
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 will power many of 2015’s Android and Windows Phone flagships, so hearing that the chip was overheating was obviously a cause for concern. Thankfully, we can now lay those concerns to rest. Seemingly.
Still, Qualcomm’s dominance in mobile processors is definitely in question. With Samsung relying more heavily on its in-house Exynos solution, and Chinese manufacturers often turning to MediaTek, the mobile processor market is actually – never thought I’d say this – incredibly interesting right now.