Qualcomm and Samsung are readying their next-generation mobile processor Snapdragon 875 and Exynos 2100 respectively. As the launch date of the new flagship SoCs is around the corner we are seeing a few leaks regarding the specifications of SoCs. Snapdragon 875 chipset will power 2021’s flagship devices such as OnePlus 9, Xiaomi Mi 11 and Galaxy S21. On the other hand, we will likely see Exynos 2100 with the Indian version of Galaxy S21. As a techno enthusiast, we all are curious about how these new flagships compare against each other. So without wasting too much time let’s get straight to the points.
Snapdragon 875 vs Exynos 2100
The new flagship SoC from Qualcomm is made on 5nm processing node. Like earlier Snapdragon 865 this time also Snapdragon 875 will come with 8-cores. The leaks suggest Snapdragon 875 comes in a tri-cluster configuration; 1x Cortex X1 at 2.84 GHz, 3x Cortex A78 at 2.42 GHz and 4x Cortex A55 at 1.8 GHz. So if we look closely at the clock speeds it looks the same as last year’s Snapdragon 865 but the highlight of this year is the first Cortex X1 core which makes all the difference this year. ARM claims their new X1 core is 23 per cent faster than their A78 cores.
On the other hand, Samsung’s new Exynos 2100 is also made on the 5nm processing node. This year Samsung will not use their custom Mongoose architecture for Exynos 2100 which we guess good news for Samsung fans who are very furious about the performance difference of Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990. Exynos 2100 will be 8-core SoC with a tri-cluster configuration like Snapdragon 875. And the configuration looks like these according to leaks; 1x Cortex X1 at 2.91 GHz, 3x Cortex A78 at 2.81 and 4x Cortex A55 at 2.21 GHz.
So looking at the CPU frequencies, we can expect this time Exynos 2100 will give almost the same or better performance compared to Snapdragon 875.
As far as GPU is concerned, Snapdragon 875 will come with Adreno 660 GPU. On the other hand, Exynos 2100 is said to come with Mali-G78 GPU. At present, there is no information regarding the GPU clock speeds.
Talking about Geekbench v5 benchmark test, alleged Xiaomi Mi 11 with Snapdragon 875 has scored 1105 points in the single-core test and 3512 points in the multi-core test. On the other hand, Exynos 2100 powered Galaxy S21 Plus phone has achieved 1038 points in the single-core test and 3060 points in the multi-core test.
We can see the Exynos 2100 is almost tied with the Snapdragon 875 in terms of the single-core test. However, in the multi-core test, Snapdragon 875 is better than Exynos 2100 as the scores are over 450 points higher (+15%).
Note: These are early benchmark scores based on the prototype device. Final scores might be different once these chipsets/devices go official.