Samsung Galaxy Space with Windows 10 spotted on Geekbench with an unannounced ARM processor

Samsung's Galaxy Book2 was definitely one of the better Windows on ARM PCs to be released so far, being one of only three Snapdragon 850 PCs and packing a Super AMOLED display. But it appears that the Korean company might have something new in store from the Windows on ARM department called the Galaxy Space, as was spotted on Geekbench by Windows Latest.

Not much is known about the Galaxy Space, and the Geekbench listing doesn't tell us much. It comes with 8GB RAM, a 2.84GHz octa-core processor with the identifier "Virtual CPU Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 10", and a 32-bit version of Windows 10 Home. It has a single-core score of 2,011 and a multi-core score of 6,047. Nothing that exists fits this profile.

First of all, "Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 10" only refers to some old Intel Pentium 4 desktop processors from circa 2005. While the clock speed is similar, those 90nm processors obviously weren't octa-core.

In fact, the only thing here that implies it's an Intel chipset at all is that it was a 32-bit version of Geekbench running on a 32-bit version of Windows 10. Windows on ARM is 64-bit, and that's what you need to run emulated x86 apps. But this is an octa-core chipset, something that Intel only does with the Core i9, and these cores aren't even close to what you'd get from Intel's most powerful CPU.

A Snapdragon 850 also doesn't make sense here. As you can see from the Galaxy Book2's listing on Geekbench, it has a 2.96GHz clock speed and it scores better in both single- and multi-core. While Qualcomm is still promising more Snapdragon 850 machines, this seems to be a bit lower-end.

The best conclusion to draw from the given information is either that the data is incomplete - something that is somewhat common in benchmarks for unreleased products or products being tested - or that it's using an unannounced chipset. If it is indeed a Qualcomm chipset that's lower-end than a Snapdragon 850, it could be the Snapdragon 7c that was alluded to last year. After all, Qualcomm has long promised multiple tiers for its PC platforms, something it says it would need in order to compete in the mainstream PC space.

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