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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.


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
  • Has 2 cores more
  • Shows better (up to 12%) AnTuTu 8 score – 535K vs 479K
Pros of Apple A13 Bionic
  • 33% higher CPU clock speed (2660 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12.1


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
A13 Bionic +42%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
A13 Bionic +27%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
Exynos 990 +12%


Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and A13 Bionic


Architecture 2x 2.7 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 2000 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


GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Valhall -
Cores 11 4
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12.1


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 5500 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s -
Max size 12 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 30FPS
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+


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


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


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