The A9 processor, Apple has managed to surprise us, showing stunning results in 2500 points in single-threaded mode, the Geekbench test. As it turns out, to adequately respond to the company can’t even one of the leaders of the market of mobile microprocessors Samsung. New hardware platform Exynos M1, also known as Mongoose, will have less performance in single-core mode.
Based on preliminary tests, the M1 processor Samsung Exynos, running at a clock frequency of 2.3 GHz, GeekBench is gaining in 2294 and 6908 points in single-threaded and multithreaded mode testing, respectively. Chip much superior to its predecessor, 1486 and limited 4970 points, however, is inferior in single core mode, the Apple A9, showing the result in 2487 points and 4330, respectively. Apple chip has two cores at 1.8 GHz. Despite having only two processor cores, the system shows fine in tests.
It is noteworthy that M1 Exynos supports three modes of operation, and in addition to the standard, it can operate in the low power mode and Ultra Power Saving Mode. In the first case, the processor 1710 and gaining 4896 points in single – and multi-threaded GeekBench testing, the last mode, the performance drops to 1100 and 3209 points, respectively.
Rumor has it that Apple intends to increase the number of processor cores in the Apple A10 to six. At least this information to have Chinese sources. This step will allow Apple to increase the CPU performance in multithreaded tasks.
While Apple credited with the intention to increase the number of cores in processors iPhone and iPad the largest manufacturer of mobile processors, Qualcomm goes the opposite way, reducing the number of CPU cores in the platform of the new flagship Snapdragon 820 to four. While the company MediaTek, meanwhile experimenting with the 10-core SoC MediaTek Helio X20.