Which cpu is faster? Exynos or snapdragon?
Now before people start rushing in here and saying "well duh, once is 1.9ghz and one is 2.3ghz" you do have to keep in mind it's different architecture. I'm still putting my money on the snapdragon though but I was looking in the 3dmark app and looking at other devices. The snapdragon version clearly beat the exynos version by a few thousand points, almost 3000 to be exact.
The interesting thing I noticed is that looking at the physics/cpu benchmarks, the exynos beats the snapdragon by a decent amount, we're not talking a difference of .5 fps or anything. Looking at the unlimited score, the exynos version is 6fps faster which makes me wonder. Is the exynos cpu better engineered? Or is it because 3dmark is designed to utilize all cores hence 8 slightly slower cores beats out 4 faster cores?
I'm just asking all this since I like having a portable emulator around with me (ppsspp and running fpse with opengl) and am deciding which of the two versions has the better cpu. The graphics department will be good enough for me on either device, and the rest of the specs are identical, so it boils down to the cpu.
TLDR: 3dmark benchmark shows exynos cpu scores are better than snapdragon cpu scores. Which one truly has the faster cpu?