Last week we saw a Geekbench run of the Galaxy A55’s SoC, but it wasn’t in Galaxy A55 – was using some sort of test platform. Today, that changes, as an example of the A55 itself has made it to Geekbench, and this confirms Samsung’s interesting choice of GPU.
The A55 chipset is widely believed to be marketed as the Exynos 1480, following in the footsteps of the 1380 seen in the A54 and 1280 in the A53. Unlike those, however, the new one doesn’t use a Mali GPU, instead opting for an AMD RDNA2-based Xclipse 530 GPU, as confirmed in today’s benchmark run.
This could theoretically have the ability to render beams in games. That doesn’t mean it will, so don’t get your hopes up too high. Still, this might be the most GPU the A5x line has ever had, which is a good step in the right direction. On the CPU side, there are improvements compared to the Exynos 1380, but they aren’t dramatic – the A55 managed a single-core score of 1,127 and a multi-core score of 2,090, while the A54 scored around 1,108. and 2,797 respectively.
So if you were hoping that the A55 would finally be a big hit for CPU performance in Samsung’s best-selling line of smartphones, that hope will have to be postponed for at least another year.
The prototype running on Geekbench had 8GB of RAM on board, which is the maximum you’ll find with the A54. According to previous rumours, the Galaxy A55 will feature a 6.5-inch FHD+ 120 Hz OLED screen, a 50MP main camera and support for 25W wired charging (with no charger in the box, of course).
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