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Exynos 9820 vs Exynos 980

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9820 (with Mali G76 MP12 graphics) and Exynos 980 (Mali G76MP5). 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 9820
  • Performs 64% better in floating-point computations
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2700 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 18%) AnTuTu 8 score – 393K vs 332K
Pros of Samsung Exynos 980
  • Announced 10 months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
848
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
2334
1860
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
393490
332292

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9820 and Exynos 980

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.7 GHz – Mongoose
2x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A77
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2700 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 192 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 8 nanometers

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Mali G76MP5
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 600 MHz 720 MHz
Cores 12 5
Number of ALUs - 80
FLOPS 943 Gigaflops 576 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 31.1 Gbit/s -
Max size 12 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 108MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 150FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - Exynos 5123
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 2550 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 1280 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced November 2018 September 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Official page Samsung Exynos 9820 official site Samsung Exynos 980 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
8 (88.9%)
1 (11.1%)
Total votes: 9

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