The Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm is one of the most anticipated new releases of 2016 as many of the company’s fans and critics have been waiting to see if the company can redeem themselves from last year’s failure of the Snapdragon 810. Today, benchmark results from the GFXBench database were spotted and published online showing the one of the first benchmark tests of a Snapdragon 820-powered device.
According to the database entry, the device running the Snapdragon 820 in the tests features a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 which reveals that the device may either be a phablet or a tablet. It also features Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 4GB of RAM, and only 10GB of storage which is quite unusual.
The entry also lists the Adreno 530 graphics chip that comes with the Snapdragon 820 as well as the two 2.1GHz Kryo and two 1.6GHz Kryo cores that make up the Snapdragon 820’s quad-core design.
As for the actual benchmark results, the GPU performance in the GFX 3.0 Manhattan test showed that the Snapdragon 820 with its Adreno 530 graphics chip was able to beat the iPhone 6s Plus and even match Google Pixel C tablet which features Nvidia’s powerful Maxwell Tegra X1 graphics chip.
In GFX 3.1 Manhattan test, the Adreno 530 of the Snapdragon 820 was able to score only 31.5FPS compared to the 35.5FPS of the Google Pixel C but it was also able to score almost double of the Huawei Nexus 6P with its Adreno 430 which scored only 17FPS while the Adreno 530 scored more than double than the Galaxy Note 5 and the Huawei Mate 8.
These results bode well for the Snapdragon 820 and its Adreno 530 performance-wise. What isn’t revealed though is the thermal performance of the new chipset which was the main issue of its predecessor. Has Qualcomm fixed the heating issues of the Snapdragon 810 by going back to a quad-core design for the Snapdragon 820? We’ll just have to wait for more benchmark results to find out.