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Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips compared

Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips compared

Rumors are flying about the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones and word is that the chips inside the S7 smartphones will be split between an Exynos 8890 and a Snapdragon 820. The question in the enthusiasts mind is which of the smartphones will perform better. Recently the Galaxy S7 packing the Exynos 8890 passed through GeekBench 3.

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iPhone 6s’ AnTuTu debut blows competition out of the water

iPhone 6s’ AnTuTu debut blows competition out of the water

For a long time, smartphone benchmarks were the domain of Android devices, as many of the tools, like the ever so popular AnTuTu, just weren't available for Apple's iOS platform. With AnTuTu's latest version, however, it has finally bridged the platform gap. So now we can see a fuller version of AnTuTu's view of the smartphone world from the perspective of benchmark performance. For the first time, Apple's iPhones have appeared in the chart and immediately, Apple's latest and greatest is already trumping all the rest with its near 133,000 score.

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Galaxy S7 benchmarks may beat iPad Pro with Exynos

Galaxy S7 benchmarks may beat iPad Pro with Exynos

Could it be that next year's Samsung smartphones are already prepared to beat out Apple's highest-performing tablet, the iPad Pro? We're not about to suggest that processing power is in any way indicative of real-world usability. Nor are we going to place all our hopes in an Apples-to-Androids set of comparisons. But just for the sake of sorting out the possibilities - what if? What if the Samsung Galaxy S7 had the processing power to match or beat the iPad Pro?

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Samsung Galaxy S7 discovered in testing as codename Project Lucky

Samsung Galaxy S7 discovered in testing as codename Project Lucky

Samsung has already released all of its Galaxy devices for 2015, right? So we might as well start getting excited for next year's flagship, the assumed Galaxy S7. After all, we're already hearing rumors and speculation about the iPhone 7, so let's just start focusing on the phones of 2016. Right on the heels of Samsung's Exynos M1 system on a chip (SoC) being found in benchmark scores, additional details have revealed that the device using the chip is a test version of the Galaxy S7.

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Samsung Exynos M1 SoC discovered in benchmark

Samsung Exynos M1 SoC discovered in benchmark

Samsung has already unveiled this year's lineup of new Galaxy S and Note devices, but like any big tech company these days, it's already working on what's to come down the line, in this case their system on a chip (SoC). The first signs of the next processor in Samsung's Exynos line has turned up, tentatively called the M1. The chip's data has turned up in benchmark scores from Geekbench, revealing 8 custom CPU cores.

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EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review: budget gaming’s new king

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review: budget gaming’s new king

NVIDIA reveals the GeForce GTX 950 graphics card, a sweet spot for gamers not aiming to break the bank for competition-level play. This graphics card will cost you a cool $160 USD - depending on the model you opt for - and it'll be sitting kindly alongside cards like the slightly smaller GTX 750 Ti. This card isn't meant to battle at 4K, but to keep your pocketbook from starting on fire as it delivers graphics on the higher end of 1080p. Still using a monitor you bought four years ago and feel comfortable with using today? Have a peek at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950.

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Xiaomi did something interesting with Snapdragon 810

Xiaomi did something interesting with Snapdragon 810

If you're a smartphone company that doesn't make its own mobile processors, you're at a disadvantage. Xiaomi isn't at the scale to follow Apple and Samsung and dive into quite silicon yet - though the increasingly popular manufacturer is growing rapidly - but that doesn't mean the latest Mi Note Pro doesn't have a performance edge over Snapdragon 810-powered rivals like the HTC One M9. Usually they're rarer than hen's teeth in North America, so you can consider me curious when I had the opportunity to do some benchmarking with the fettled phone.

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New MacBook benchmarked: almost same as 2011 MacBook Air

New MacBook benchmarked: almost same as 2011 MacBook Air

When Apple revealed the new MacBook, there was a lot of applause over the ultrabook's Air-like design, without bringing in the Air moniker. The details that came afterwards, however, proved to be somewhat contentious, especially the limitation of a single USB Type-C port for all your peripheral and charging needs. This latest revelation might provide even more fodder to the flames. It seems that the new 12-inch MacBook, with a Model Identifier or 8,1 actually more than one thing in common with the Air line, particularly in performance.

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LG G4 benchmarks hint at big camera upgrade

LG G4 benchmarks hint at big camera upgrade

After wisely side-stepping the Mobile World Congress hype, LG is readying their latest flagship for release. Reportedly set for a mid-April announcement, LG’s handset has —- unlike it’s Samsung and HTC brethren — been shrouded in mystery. We’ve heard relatively little about it, but that’s changing. Today, we get our first inkling at what might make the newest from LG one to have. If it’s accurate of the final hardware build (and it should be, at this point), the new LG G4 will be big and bold, but not quite cutting edge.

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Galaxy S6 benchmarked, outpaces every other smartphone

Galaxy S6 benchmarked, outpaces every other smartphone

Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge reveal, a lot of discussion was aimed at Samsung’s choice of SoC for their new flagship. Stateside, we’re familiar with Snapdragon SoC processors in our phones, so anything else seems strange on paper). Samsung was developing their new Exynos SoC, using an impressive new 14nm manufacturing process. Still, they weren’t offering a Snapdragon alternative, so it seemed like a wholesale snubbing. If the latest benchmark results from Geekbench can be believed, we might know why.

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Snapdragon 810 benchmarked: 5 things you need to know

Snapdragon 810 benchmarked: 5 things you need to know

The pace of mobile chip development is relentless, something Qualcomm knows better than most with its new Snapdragon 810. Announced nearly a year ago, yet only set to show up in commercial phones and tablets in the coming months, the new Snapdragon arrives at a challenging time in mobile: raw performance simply isn't enough to win customers any more. So, it was with expectations broader than for just another fast chip that I sat down in Qualcomm's San Diego offices, the new Mobile Developer Platform (MDP) tablet and phone in front of me. After the cut, yes, there are benchmarks, but pure potency isn't all that you should care about.

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