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Exynos 990 vs Exynos 9820

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 990 (with Mali-G77 MP11 graphics) and Exynos 9820 (Mali G76 MP12). 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 (~42%)
  • Supports 41% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 31.1 GB/s)
  • Performs 27% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 34%) AnTuTu 8 score – 516K vs 386K
  • Announced 11-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Exynos 990 +34%
516967
386069
CPU 152105 124711
GPU 218710 159835
Memory 80184 60833
UX 73155 51477
Total score 516967 386069

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Exynos 990 +13%
938
Multi-Core Score
Exynos 990 +18%
2707
Image compression 148.8 Mpixels/s 108.8 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 20.7 images/s
Speech recognition 50.7 words/s 47.5 words/s
Machine learning 55.4 images/s 46.4 images/s
Camera shooting 27.5 images/s 19.1 images/s
HTML 5 1.61 Mnodes/s 2.04 Mnodes/s
SQLite 813.1 Krows/s 612.4 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and Exynos 9820

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.7 GHz – Mongoose
2x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2730 MHz 2700 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache - 192 KB
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache - 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 8 nanometers
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Mali G76 MP12
Architecture Valhall Bifrost
GPU frequency 850 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 11 12
Shading units 176 192
FLOPS 1196 Gigaflops 943 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 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 31.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 4096 x 2160 3840 x 2400
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 25MP 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 150FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 8K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Exynos 5123 -
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 20
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS

Info

Announced October 2019 November 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site Samsung Exynos 9820 official site

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