Qualcommm tweeted yesterday that the Galaxy Note is one of over 340 Snapdragon-powered devices. There is no doubt anymore that the AT&T Galaxy Note will use a Snapdragon S3 instead of an Exynos processor.
This is definitely a disappointment for many geeks out there. The Snapdragon processor scores lower on benchmarks than the Exynos. Below are some benchmark results from GLBenchmark.
Galaxy Note with Exynos
GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt High: 2827 Frames (25.0 Fps)
GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Standard: 3012 Frames (26.7 Fps)
Galaxy Note with Snapdragon
GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt High : 1014 Frames (9.0 Fps)
GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Standard : 2425 Frames (21.5 Fps)
What does this mean for performance? Well this is exactly the same scenario with the T-Mobile Galaxy S II compared to the other variants of it. The T-Mobile one has the Snapdragon and the rest had Exynos. The T-Mobile one had a better clockspeed though and they ended up preforming similarly. Since the Galaxy Note on AT&T will have the same clockspeed as the international version, only time will tell how differently they preform.
I will be trying to get my hands on both of them for some head to head comparisons.