Exynos 990 vs Dimensity 1000 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 990 (with Mali-G77 MP11 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus (Mali-G77 MC9). 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
  • Has 1.49 MB larger L3 cache size than the Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Supports 47% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 29.87 GB/s)
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2730 vs 2600 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Announced 7-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~6%)
  • 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
CPU 159236 159515
GPU 234975 219477
Memory 111280 90470
UX 94560 131355
Total score 605570 605900

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 148.8 Mpixels/s 176.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 28.2 images/s
Speech recognition 50.7 words/s 45.6 words/s
Machine learning 55.4 images/s 46.9 images/s
Camera shooting 27.5 images/s 28.9 images/s
HTML 5 1.61 Mnodes/s 3.53 Mnodes/s
SQLite 813.1 Krows/s 857.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 49% 98%
Graphics test 22 FPS 22 FPS
Score 3820 3732

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 45 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 55 FPS
[High]
Fortnite - 28 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 56 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - iQOO Z1
1080 x 2400
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 Dimensity 1000 Plus

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2730 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 192 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB 0.512 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Valhall Valhall
GPU frequency 800 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 11 9
Shading units 176 144
FLOPS 1196 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 29.87 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 25MP 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Exynos 5123 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced October 2019 May 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9830 MT6889Z/CZA
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
154 (40.3%)
228 (59.7%)
Total votes: 382

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1000 Plus and Exynos 990, or ask any questions
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vinh vat vo ngu lon 23 December 2020 10:37
Technical data clearly show that E990 wins D1000+ in all aspects, and i was surpised that more than 70% people vote for Dimensity
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Lolll 07 January 2021 18:24
Real life performance matters....those r just specs ...in real life performance and efficiency are much better in Dimendsity 1000+
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adi putra 28 July 2020 14:05
For Exynos 990 gaming performance superior than Mediatek 1000+, Exynos has 11 cores while Mediatek has 9 cores and Exynos in the GPU frequency and FLOPS are much higher
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Harshit 08 November 2020 06:23
On paper it is seems to be faster but on realtime performance dimensity 1000+ beats exynos by a huge margin and the most intresting fact is that exynoss could not able to deliver performance similar to Andreno 620 of sd765g. I think this is because of its cpu and gpu linkage.
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