Exynos 980 vs Exynos 2100

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 980 (with Mali G76 MP5 graphics) and Exynos 2100 (Mali-G78 MP14). 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 2100
  • Shows significantly better (up to 94%) AnTuTu 9 score – 755K vs 389K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 8 nm)
  • 32% higher CPU clock speed (2900 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Announced 1-year and 4-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
389408
755218
CPU 124952 202484
GPU 98562 285430
Memory 67798 123653
UX 95757 140161
Total score 389408 755218

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1083
Multi-Core Score
1856
3604
Image compression - 168.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 27.5 images/s
Speech recognition - 65.6 words/s
Machine learning - 50.9 images/s
Camera shooting - 31.1 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.39 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 1010 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability - 66%
Graphics test - 33 FPS
Score - 5659

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 980 and Exynos 2100

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A77
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2900 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.4-A
Process 8 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP5 Mali-G78 MP14
Architecture Bifrost Vallhall 2
GPU frequency 728 MHz 760 MHz
Execution units 5 14
Shading units 80 224
FLOPS 576 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 20MP 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 8K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Exynos 5123 -
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2550 Mbps Up to 3000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 1280 Mbps Up to 422 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC

Info

Announced September 2019 December 2020
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number S5E9630 S5E9840
Official page Samsung Exynos 980 official site Samsung Exynos 2100 official site

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