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Exynos 8890 vs Exynos 7880

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 8890 (with Mali-T880 MP12 graphics) and Exynos 7880 (Mali-T830 MP3). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Samsung Exynos 8890
  • Performs 3.5x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 66%) AnTuTu 8 score – 173K vs 104K
  • Supports 63% higher memory bandwidth (26.82 against 16.5 GB/s)
  • 21% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 1900 MHz)
Pros of Samsung Exynos 7880
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~46%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
173647
104839
CPU 66254 39513
GPU 33458 18567
Memory 37963 25235
UX 37509 21853
Total score 173647 104839

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Exynos 8890 +156%
366
Multi-Core Score
1286
Image compression 69.5 Mpixels/s 66.05 Mpixels/s
Face detection 10.14 images/s 8.32 images/s
Speech recognition 21.6 words/s 19 words/s
Machine learning 17.1 images/s 12.9 images/s
Camera shooting 10.55 images/s 5.36 images/s
HTML 5 1.16 Mnodes/s 1.22 Mnodes/s
SQLite 328.9 Krows/s 331.2 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 8890 and Exynos 7880

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.6 GHz – Mongoose
4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
8x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 1900 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 384 KB -
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 5 W 4 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-T880 MP12 Mali-T830 MP3
Architecture Midgard Midgard
GPU frequency 650 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 12 3
Shading units 192 16
FLOPS 249 Gigaflops 71 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 1.2
DirectX version 11.2 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 1033 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 26.82 Gbit/s 16.5 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.2 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced November 2015 January 2017
Class Flagship Low end
Official page Samsung Exynos 8890 official site Samsung Exynos 7880 official site

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 6

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