Exynos 990 vs Exynos 1080

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 990 (with Mali-G77 MP11 graphics) and Exynos 1080 (Mali-G78 MP10). 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 1080
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Exynos 990
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Announced 1-year and 1-month later
  • Shows better (up to 18%) AnTuTu 9 score – 703K vs 596K
  • 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
596966
703645
CPU 159236 181167
GPU 234975 256274
Memory 111280 125393
UX 94560 141818
Total score 596966 703645

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Exynos 990 +12%
930
Multi-Core Score
2713
2895
Image compression 148.8 Mpixels/s 153.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 30 images/s
Speech recognition 50.7 words/s 53.1 words/s
Machine learning 55.4 images/s 53.7 images/s
Camera shooting 27.5 images/s 25.9 images/s
HTML 5 1.61 Mnodes/s 3.53 Mnodes/s
SQLite 813.1 Krows/s 875.8 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 49% -
Graphics test 22 FPS -
Score 3811 -

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and Exynos 1080

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2730 MHz 2800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 192 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Mali-G78 MP10
Architecture Valhall Valhall 2
GPU frequency 800 MHz 800 MHz
Execution units 11 10
Shading units 176 160
FLOPS 1196 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 44 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Neural Processor
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 2960 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 25MP 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP
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, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, 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 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced October 2019 November 2020
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number S5E9830 S5E9815
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site Samsung Exynos 1080 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Exynos 1080 and Exynos 990, or ask any questions
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lekro 30 March 2021 14:09
everyone wants exynos to be better if not the best
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Raros 11 April 2021 19:17
No, it doesn't need to be the best, it's just needs to be Good and to work well...
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