Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra version benchmark test of Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 variants-Techweu

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For quite some time, Samsung has released two versions of most premium smartphones. One has a Qualcomm chipset and the other has its own Exynos chip.

I won’t delve into the big picture of why it is now, but one natural result is always to compare the two performances and characteristics. Indeed, it’s a curiosity effort, as most users won’t get the option to actually choose unless they’re willing to import the unit from a distance. Most of the world has Exynos, and Snapdragons are sold especially in the United States and China.

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For the S21 generation Samsung flagship, the battle will take place between the Snapdragon 888 and the Exynos 2100. This is a topic that many are already considering, but we decided to participate using our own benchmark number for the Samsung Galaxy S1 Ultra. .. The more data points you have, the better.

First, some specifications are compared in sequence.

ChipsetSamsung Exynos 2100Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
CPU1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1, 3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78, 4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A551x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1), 3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78), 4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Manufacturing node5nm EUV5nm
GPUMali-G78 MP14 (14 cores) (Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12)Adreno 660 (Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12)
Memory supportLPDDR5, 3200 MHz, maximum 50 Gbit / s, maximum size 16 GBLPDDR5, 3200 MHz, maximum 50 Gbit / s, maximum size 16 GB
storageUFS 3.1UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Multimedia supportMaximum display resolution: 4096 x 2160, video capture: 8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 120fps; playbak: 8K @ 60fpsMaximum display resolution: 3840 x 2160, video capture: 8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 120fps; playbak: 8K @ 60fps
Neural processor (NPU)Triple core NPU (up to 26 TOPS)Hexagon 78026 Tops
modemLTE catalog 24, up to 3000 Mbps down, 422 Mbps up. 5G SA / NSA / Sub6 / mmWave, up to 7.35 Gbps down, 3.67 Gbps upLTE catalog 22, up to 2500 Mbps down, 316 Mbps up. 5G SA / NSA / Sub6 / mmWave, up to 7.5 Gbps down, 3 Gbps up

Starting with GeekBench 5 and its pure CPU load, you can clearly see that the Exynos 2100 has the upper hand. This isn’t a big edge, but it’s especially noticeable on multi-core roads. The CPU core settings for both chipsets are exactly the same, but the maximum clock for the chipsets in the Exynos 2100 is slightly higher.

GeekBench 5 (multi-core)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    3518
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    3244

As a reminder, this difference isn’t really that important. In real words it is essentially negligible. The simple fact is that the three Cortex-A78 cores in the Exynos 2100 have a maximum frequency tolerance of about 400MHz than the Snapdragon 888 cores. The same is true for the four Cortex A55 small cores (2.2GHz vs. 1.8GHz). This is primarily what appears to stack and shine when multiple cores are running at the same time.

GeekBench 5 (single core)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    1109
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    1107

The difference in single core performance is virtually non-existent in our tests. In fact, other available benchmark runs have a slightly higher score on the Cortex-X1 in the Snapdragon 888, in this case with the one in the Exynos 2100, as already shown, despite the infrequent maximum frequency. Is the same.

Therefore, you can agree that the Exynos 2100 has a CPU edge this year, although power efficiency and performance per watt will be reduced. Still, the Exynos 2100 clearly improves this metric over last year’s Exynos 990. About 34%. You can read more about it here.

AnTuTu 8

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    657273
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    657150

AnTuTu is a composite benchmark that takes into account many aspects of phone hardware, such as GPU and storage performance. Our particular score shows that Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 are tied together. If there’s one thing to remove from this article, it should be-Samsung has always put a lot of effort into integrating the experience between Exynos and Snapdragon variants on the same phone, the Galaxy S21. In the family they really outperform themselves.

The graphic performance comparison between the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 experienced on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Unit turned out to be very interesting. At this point, it’s common wisdom that the Adreno 660 in Qualcomm chips tends to offer slightly better frame rates for graphics tasks and benchmarks.

GFX Manhattan ES3.1 (offscreen 1080p)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    109
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    107

GFX Manhattan ES3.1 (on screen)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    58
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    58

GFX Car Chase ES3.1 (Off Screen 1080p)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    66
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    64

GFX Car Chase ES3.1 (on screen)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    33
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    33

We were able to validate it with quite a few GFXBench runs, especially the OpenGL ES API, but the two chipsets ended up neck-to-neck again. To be honest, the Snapdragon 888 rarely takes the lead, but by a small margin, the two trades were hit above all else. Definitely not enough to claim that it provides a significantly better real experience.

Aztek Vulkan High (on screen)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    twenty five
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    twenty three

GFX Aztek ES 3.1 High (on screen)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    twenty four
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    twenty three

GFX Aztek Vulkan High (offscreen 1440p)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    28
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    twenty five

In fact, our 3DMark execution consistently favored the Exynos 2100 over the Snapdragon 888.

3DMark SSE Vulkan 1.0 (offscreen 1440p)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    6328
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    6139

3DMark Wild Life Vulkan 1.1 (offscreen 1440p)

The higher the better

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos)
    5691
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon)
    5547

Perhaps Samsung has tweaked Exynos performance with a recent firmware update. In any case, looking at our overall results, we feel that the EU and US variants of the Galaxy S21 Ultra are virtually and even quantitatively identical. That said, if you really want to be offended, there are always some differences in the real world. For example, the Snapdragon chip has better engine and developer optimization overall. In addition, the Snapdragon 888 is also power efficient per watt, giving the Galaxy S21 Ultra a slightly better overall battery life than ever before.

Ultimately, this year’s difference seems intangible, and it doesn’t really matter which version you get. Hopefully, this marks the beginning of a new trend of equality at Camp Samsung forever.

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