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Samsung’s next-gen processor smashes AnTuTu benchmark record

Samsung Exynos 8890 Benchmark Record

It’s not surprising that Samsung’s next-generation Exynos 8890 processor is delivering a strong performance in early benchmarks but the record score the chipset has set in AnTuTu is still something that should turn heads. Per PhoneArena, the Exynos 8890 set a new record on benchmark site AnTuTu over the weekend with a score of 103,692, which smashed the previous AnTuTu benchmark score of 79,000 achieved by Huawei’s Kirin 950 chipset. The new chipset also broke records on Geekbench earlier this year as well, so this impressive performance shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

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Terrific performance isn’t the only thing Samsung’s newest chipset will offer, as the company recently announced the the Exynos 8890 is its first chipset that will include its “initial premium custom CPU cores based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture providing over 30 percent improvement in performance and 10 percent in power efficiency compared to the Exynos 7 Octa.” The Exynos 8890 will also be the first high-end Samsung chip to combine the processor with the modem.

Samsung will start mass producing the chip in late 2015, which means it will likely be ready to go into the Galaxy S7. Samsung used only its Exynos chips for last year’s Galaxy S6, which proved to be a wise decision given the troubles many OEMs had with the Snapdragon 810. The latest rumors say that Samsung will use both the Exynos 8 and the Snapdragon 820 in its flagship devices this year, depending on the market where they’re released.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.