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Exynos 990 vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Samsung Exynos 990 (Mali-G77 MP11) with the older 6-core Apple A13 Bionic (Apple A13 Bionic GPU) SoC. 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 990
  • Performs 63% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores
Pros of Apple A13 Bionic
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
524959
519316
CPU 152105 158367
GPU 218710 218423
Memory 80184 65604
UX 73155 80367
Total score 524959 519316

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
A13 Bionic +41%
1318
Multi-Core Score
2693
A13 Bionic +30%
3493
Image compression 148.8 Mpixels/s 151.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 29.65 images/s
Speech recognition 50.7 words/s 87.4 words/s
Machine learning 55.4 images/s 72.5 images/s
Camera shooting 27.5 images/s 33.75 images/s
HTML 5 1.61 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 813.1 Krows/s 901.1 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 57 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 60 FPS
[High]
World of Tanks Blitz - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Apple iPhone 11 Pro
828 x 1792
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and A13 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2730 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache - 48 KB
L2 cache - 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8.5 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Valhall -
GPU frequency 850 MHz -
Execution units 11 4
Shading units 176 -
FLOPS 1196 Gigaflops 736 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes, Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 4096 x 2160 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 25MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

Connectivity

Modem Exynos 5123 -
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 220 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

Info

Announced October 2019 September 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
546 (50.2%)
542 (49.8%)
Total votes: 1088

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A13 Bionic and Exynos 990, or ask any questions
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Aaaa 11 March 2021 18:04
The fact that so many people voted for exynos 990 shows how many Samsung fanboys there are who don’t want to see A13 have more votes. 990 is absolute trash.
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Lloyd 18 April 2021 17:15
I think your an Apple fanboy too. What is the point of calling a flagship processor "trash"?
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Manthan 12 December 2020 14:12
S20ultra is the king and the best
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apple 08 January 2021 09:31
sd and apple is best. exynos and mediatek worst
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Samsung 09 January 2021 14:39
apple, I'm sure u dnt have one. Buy samsung and stay happy.
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Apple 13 January 2021 17:40
Samsung, Buy apple and stay happy
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Raghav 22 January 2021 04:11
apple, dimensity 1000 is better than a13 bionic
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Farhad Sakhi 18 March 2021 07:57
Raghav, No it’s not I used both s20+ is shit I always got framerates drop
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