the benchmarks show that Samsung and Qualcomm still have some work to do

the benchmarks show that Samsung and Qualcomm still have some work to do

In benchmarks, the Galaxy S9 is closer to the scores of the iPhone X, while remaining far from equal. The progress of Samsung and Qualcomm on the Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 are undeniable, but they are still far behind the chips manufactured by Apple. How to explain this difference in performance? The benchmarks are similar and similar: yes, the Galaxy S9 are significantly more powerful than Note 8 and S8. But the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X always exceed them by one head. In fact, even the iPhone 7 A10 SoC remains more powerful than the Exynos 9810, the most powerful of the two SoCs that can be found in the Galaxy S9. This is confirmed by a battery of tests conducted by our colleagues at AnandTech. In a single-core test, for example, on Geekbench 4, the Exynos 9810 obtains scores for the integral and floating-point calculations of 3724 and 3440 respectively, well below the 4630 and 3858 points of the A11 and also 4007 points for the integral calculation with SoC A10.
On the computation of HTML5 and JavaScript, the iPhone X under A11 gets a score of 352 against just 178 for the Exynos 9810 and 291 for the Snapdragon 845. This is also one of the most amazing tests, because according to AnandTech, despite several tests with several different algorithms, the Exynos 9810 remains here still behind the Snapdragon 845. Despite their lower power the Galaxy S9 under Snapdragon 845 will probably be more responsive in real conditions than their equivalent Exynos sold in Europe when browsing the web.
Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Benchmarks show how far behind Qualcomm and Samsung are
Of course, we should not forget that today's smartphones are all extremely powerful – we are talking here about measurable differences, which can impact on the autonomy, the time that applications and scripts have to load, and the management of resources. . These performance gaps are, however, with the system optimizations, the reasons why, for example, the iPhone can do as well or better than their Android counterparts with much less RAM. So how to explain that Apple, which sells SoC that to itself has managed to overcome the founders on which depend much of the Android ecosystem? In an article on PaperGeek.fr, we explore the reasons for this delay of Android competition on Apple. First there is the price of smartphones, and the margins for manufacturers and various intermediaries, much lower, and that do not allow spending as much in the SoC of smartphones. Apple puts a lot more L2 cache on his dice engraved in 10mm but also bigger (so with more transistors) than Snapdragon 845 for example.
Apple is also developing a SoC by device generation, which already gives it several generations ahead of the competition. Of course now competition Qualcomm and Samsung is catching up, but it will probably take several years – and generations of SoC – so that the performance of third SoC really equal those of SoC Apple. Mechanically, this race for performance should not do good to your wallet: to compensate, manufacturers will have to revise their prices up. What seems to be confirmed with Galaxy S9 which are for example 50 euros more expensive than the previous generation.
   

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