The Snapdragon 845 came out at least 25 percent faster than the Snapdragon 835 in eight out of 12 tests.Image: Qualcomm
This year's flagship phones like Samsung's Galaxy S9 look set to be fast, based on preview benchmarking tests of Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 chipset.
ZDNet's sister site CNET got the chance to test the Snapdragon 845 on a Qualcomm reference phone to check if it met the chip maker's claim of a 25 percent speed increase over the Snapdragon 835, the chipset that powered most of 2017's Android flagships.
CNET ran a dozen benchmarking tests on the 845 reference phone multiple times and compared the results with the same tests carried out on the Galaxy Note 8, a Pixel 2 XL, which all run on the Snapdragon 835.
The 845 device indeed was "at least 25 percent faster than the best score on all but four tests out of the dozen", according to CNET's Jessica Dolcourt.
The tests included well-known benchmarks such as AnTutu, Geekbench 4.0, Kraken, Octane, Sunspider, and Jetstream. The tests measure computing power, graphics, and web performance, offering an indication of the performance potential of devices powered by the processor.
Source : http://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-galaxy-s9-tests-show-its-likely-snapdragon-845-will-blitz-2017-flagships/206