Octa-core Samsung Exynos processor comes out on top of AnTuTu’s semi-annual report

Gigaom

When it comes to mobile processors, cores matter. At least that’s what can be gleaned from AnTuTu’s semi-annual report, which shows the octa-core Samsung Exynos 5410 processor taking the top spot over Qualcomm’s(s qcom) quad-core Snapdragon 600.

If you’ve ever benchmarked your phone before, then chances are you’re already familiar with AnTuTu, which has become an industry standard for evaluating hardware performance. And twice a year, AnTuTu compiles all of its user-submitted tests and data to show the top-performing hardware out there, as well as the most popular devices by region.

Antutu

So far this year, between January 1 – June 30, the highest performance levels were seen by the global version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, which is powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 5410 processor. The Exynos splits the work in half, using a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 chip to handle smaller background tasks, and a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex…

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