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GeekBench 4 Beta: Kirin 950 Scores Improve Significantly, SD820 Loses

by Habeeb Onawole 4

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.

Kirin 950 scores

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.

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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.

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  • Karly Johnston

    That would only mean GB3 was flawed and we should never have used it as a benchmark in the first place.

    • I was expecting this, since the new Kyro cores made by Qualcomm are basically A72’s with a shorter pipeline.

      • Karly Johnston

        The memory bandwidth of Kyro is far wider and uses the GPU to execute faster. To relate to real world Geekbench would do well to account for that.

  • It actually does matter, because geekbench basically benches your everyday tasks.
    Kirin is the way to go if you are looking for a power efficient, fast phone, but you are not a huge gamer. I have been using Honor 6, 6+ and now 7 and really love me those Kirin chips.
    After the whole Snapdragon 410, 615, 810 fiasco and MTK`s X20 that overheats quite a bit, I surely believe that the Kirin 950/955 are the most efficient SoC’s on the market.