Exynos 990 vs Exynos 2100

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 990 (with Mali-G77 MP11 graphics) and Exynos 2100 (Mali-G78 MP14). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)
Pros of Samsung Exynos 2100
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 26%) AnTuTu 9 score – 757K vs 601K
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • 6% higher CPU clock speed (2900 vs 2730 MHz)
  • 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
601444
757342
CPU 159236 202484
GPU 234975 285430
Memory 111280 123653
UX 94560 140161
Total score 601444 757342

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1091
Multi-Core Score
2745
3616
Image compression 147.8 Mpixels/s 168.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25 images/s 27.5 images/s
Speech recognition 50.9 words/s 65.6 words/s
Machine learning 54.6 images/s 50.9 images/s
Camera shooting 21.7 images/s 31.1 images/s
HTML 5 2.61 Mnodes/s 3.39 Mnodes/s
SQLite 836.4 Krows/s 1010 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3770
5659
Stability 54% 66%
Graphics test 22 FPS 33 FPS
Score 3770 5659

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and Exynos 2100

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2730 MHz 2900 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache 192 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Mali-G78 MP14
Architecture Valhall Vallhall 2
GPU frequency 800 MHz 760 MHz
Execution units 11 14
Shading units 176 224
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 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 25MP 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 8K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, 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. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 3000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 422 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC

Info

Announced October 2019 December 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9830 S5E9840
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site Samsung Exynos 2100 official site

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