Exynos 990 vs Exynos 7904

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 990 (with Mali-G77 MP11 graphics) and Exynos 7904 (Mali-G71 MP2). 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 18.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 3.5x) AnTuTu 9 score – 608K vs 172K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 14 nm)
  • 52% higher CPU clock speed (2730 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Announced 8-months later
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Exynos 990 +253%
608905
172533
CPU 155639 53678
GPU 234340 26489
Memory 107387 37911
UX 110862 54434
Total score 608905 172533

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Exynos 990 +244%
939
Multi-Core Score
Exynos 990 +170%
2740
Image compression 147.8 Mpixels/s 58.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25 images/s 7.21 images/s
Speech recognition 50.9 words/s 19.6 words/s
Machine learning 54.6 images/s 13.6 images/s
Camera shooting 21.7 images/s 6.87 images/s
HTML 5 2.61 Mnodes/s 1.18 Mnodes/s
SQLite 836.4 Krows/s 312.1 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Exynos 990 +830%
3784
Stability 55% 97%
Graphics test 22 FPS 2 FPS
Score 3784 407

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and Exynos 7904

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A73
6x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2730 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 192 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 2 billion
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Mali-G71 MP2
Architecture Valhall Bifrost
GPU frequency 800 MHz 770 MHz
Execution units 11 2
Shading units 176 32
FLOPS 1196 Gigaflops 65 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes No
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 2400 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 25MP 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, 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. 12
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced October 2019 February 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number S5E9830 S5E7904
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site Samsung Exynos 7904 official site

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