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Front view of Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa vs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

Front view of Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 vs the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Exynos 5 Octa vs Snapdragon 800


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Exynos 5 Octa  vs
Snapdragon 800 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core


Overclocked clock speed 1.92 GHz 2.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.92 GHz 2.46 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A


Exynos 5 Octa  vs
Snapdragon 800 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.06 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Architecture ARM ARM

integrated graphics

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
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That's irrelevant. Look at the GeekBench results. The Samsung rated 3510, almost 4 times Snapdragon's 906. It's right there in the article, no need to bother your friend, Google. And that's before the implementation of HMP. So performance-wise, it's already superior to the Snapdragon. And if Samsung's lower clock speed means longer battery life, discussion over.
Try the Odroid-XU3 Lite! There is an Exynos 5 octa inside WITH HMP! Awesome developpement board! <3 Snapdragon 800 < Exynos 5 < Snapdragon 810 ( <3 )
correction.........the Samsung Exynos 5420 which uses the Mali T628 MP6 GPU and has a clock speed of 1.9Ghz for the A15 (X4 Cores) and 1.3Ghz for the A7 (X4 Cores) is used in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S..........unlike its predecessor the 5410, the Samsung Exynos has the ability to run on all its cores simultaneously (its a true Octacore) also supports a lot of API's including Microsoft's own Direct X 11, Open GL ES 1.0,1.1,2.0,3.0 and even the futuristic, its got excellent multi-tasking abilities which is needed in recent and latest mobile games and high-end mobile applications
Usually it should be gaming=exynos rom=snapdragon (for samaung). Like the note 3 exynos was better in gaming and note 3 snapdragon was better i roms.
Ok, i'm interested in the note 4 just for Gaming and maybe try some ROMs so, what version should I buy?
They are "able" to use all 8 at once but HMP is not implemented yet due to Samsung saying it will give dangerous heating problems. I dont know whether they will fix it from software for current chipsets or will advance to a fixed/less-heating chipset on future handsets. If its gonna be the latter, likely u wont get HMP on current Exynos chipsets although its "capable", thus it wont perform as octa, but just one quad at a time. If thats the case, current snapdragon beats (atleast slightly) the exynos simply over clock rates. But I have to admit Exynos can be way overclocked than 1.2GHz. Atleast upto 1.9GHz. google is your friend, right back at ya ;)
It does run 8 cores simultaneously brother. Exynos 5 has the capability to run all the 8 cores simultaneously when there's a higher workload. The previous model of Exynos did not have that capability like in S4 which only used to run any 4 cores at a time. Thanks.
So does it all depend on how people want to use the tablet for? I want to use it for games and am trying to decide between the samsung galaxy tab pro 8.4 (with the qualcomm snapdragon 800) or the samsung galaxy tab pro 10.1 (octa core) Thanks for replying...!
The true exynos Octa is here...Now what..? :-p
wrong. all exynos 5 octa cores will be able to use all 8 cores simultaneously via a software update known as "Heterogeneous Multi-Processing" google is your friend.
It will run all 8 cores at once quarter 4 2013
It'll be a great phone,If Samsung doesn't screw the memory issue up like they did with the S4,It claimed 16gb but the operating system took up 8gb.So that left a whole 8gb for user downloads.Yeah they hyped it up that it was expandable with a SD Card.But that was for media(pics,videos and music.I had always had Samsung till that fiasco.That's why I went with the HTC ONE which has nothing lower than 32gb.So yeah if they offer a 32gb the note 3 will be badass.Myself I'm going to check out the new LG G2.Same specs.but the screen will be crisper.And the capability of music playback at 192khz.Both will be great gaming units,And both will take good pics.I'll know more thurs.when I get my grubby paws on that LG G2.I did a 2 week test with the LG G PRO.Screen was so crisp and clear it would almost burn your retinas
You seem to know your shit so I'll ask you... what are you early thoughts on the Galaxy Note 3? Again, I know its early but Snap 800 or Ex5 clocked at I believe 1.9Ghz. Thanks.
exynos 5 1.2 ghz?? i think your under-clocking it. normal 1.6 minimum or are you using only the A7?its the least powerful part of the exynos 5 octa use A15 it makes more sense. and its 4 threads not 8. who writes these things? honestly its ridiculous how this it there job and its easy, yet still they do it wrong. and also it doesn't tell us which is more powerful. aka s800. but not by much.
Yep. Even this simple bench free side by side is botched.
The exynos 5 uses 4 high performance and 4 low power cores, the chip is designed in such a way that only 4 cores are active at a time(either high performance or low power). It does not run as an 8 core processor and does not support 8 simultaneous threads.
I'm not sure where you're getting info from.But the snap. 800 is the faster soc.Higher clock speed and double the cache per core.The t4 is no slouch,But my choice for next phone or tablet will have the s800 in it.
Tegra 4 is ruling most benchmarks including, in most cases, the Snap 800
I have been back and forth on buying the nexus 10 or the new Toshiba excite pro with tegra 4.I do a lot of research before I plop down 500 or 600 dollars on anything,Especially on electronics.It's technology changes at a blink of a eye.I just purchased the new HTC ONE with the snapdragon 600,And within 2 weeks the snapdragon 800 and tegra 4 was getting all the rage.I'm glad I came across CPUBOSS,Because I was ready to order the excite pro,But now I will wait and see if any tablets appear with the snap 800.I was waiting to see the performance of the newly announced droid ultramaxx phone anyway,which will have the snap 800.So I'll stick with my nexus 7 and iPad for a few more month's.
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