Ranking Chipset and CPU – Which is the Fastest Smartphone Chip?

Ranking Chipset and CPU – Which is the Fastest Smartphone Chip?

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Antutu recently released an overview of the fastest smartphone chips of 2016. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and Apple’s A9 chip took the top spot amongst the list of the top 10 fastest smartphone chips. With that, here’s the overall ranking of the world’s top performing smartphone chips.

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Last year, Apple’s A9 chip led the rest of the pack, thanks to its smooth ratings on Antutu. However, it seems that Qualcomm’s top-dog Snapdragon 820 is 2016’s fastest smartphone chip. Samsung’s Exynos 8890 are not as far away on the top 2 while Hi Silicon’s Kirin 950 has shown its poor graphics performance yet again.

smartphone GPU performance antutu philippinesThe highlight of the day is on the two Snapdragon 652 and 650 midranges SoC’s, which despite being mid-ranged SoC’s performed rather admirably against flagship-built SOC’s.

No.1: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820


According to Antutu’s recent Top 10 smartphone chips performance overview, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chip topped the rest with an impressive 136,383 rating grade, beating Apple’s A9 by a whopping 4000 rating. For GPU performance rating, the Snapdragon 820 topped the game with its 55,098 rating, topping out the Apple A9 by an almost 15,000 grade. Considerably, the Snapdragon 820 is 2016’s current best chipset in the market today.

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No. 2: Apple’s A9

Next, on the ranking is none other than Apple’s A9, which scored with a 132,657 rating grade from Antutu, which is actually a pretty decent grade. Nevertheless, despite losing to Qualcomm’s current top-dog, the Apple A9 did its job. In the GPU performance category, the Apple A9 scored fairly well and was able to best out Samsung’s current top-dog, the Exynos 8890.

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No. 3: Samsung’s Exynos 8890

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The third placed spot is in the hands of Samsung’s in-house made, Exynos 8890 chip. It scored a pretty decent score of 129,865 and a GPU performance rating of 37,545. The Exynos 8890 was able to top-off the Hi Silicon’s Kirin 950 and various Qualcomm chips. From the ratings, we can determine that the Exynos 8890’s performance is already great and is closely closing into Apple A9’s performance.

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No. 4: Hi Silicon’s Kirin 950

The Kirin 950 had a pretty good performance on the earlier parts of last year, however, it’s performance rating has continuously declined over time, with a current rating grade of 92,746 and a drastic GPU performance rating of 18,082. GPU performance grade is almost similar to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 and 652 and is considered very poor.

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No. 5: Qualcomm’ Snapdragon 810

The Snapdragon 810 delivered a pretty good performance overall. With its 81,049 performance rating and 21,189 GPU performance rating. It was highly expected since the chip is an all-time favorite.

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No. 6: Exynos 7420

Samsung’s 7420 is highly underrated, however, the good kinds of chips are usually the underrated ones. Samsung’s Exynos 7420 carried  86,652 performance rating and 24,583 GPU performance rating.

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No. 7 and 9: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 650

Both are newly introduced and are midrange SoC’s, but both could hold their own and could have even reached the performance rating of the Snapdragon 810 chip. The Snapdragon 652 delivered a performance rating of 79,636 while the Snapdragon 650 was able to deliver a 78,979.

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The Philippines is a market that is huge in smartphone demands, so knowing the performance capabilities of various chipsets could give everyone the edge in choosing the right phone. What do you guys think of our list? Hit us up on the comment section below.

  • Poon Chin Kin