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Samsung Exynos 990

Samsung Exynos 990

The Samsung Exynos 990 is a mobile high-end SoC for smartphones and tablets. It was announced in the Samsung S20 line in early 2020. The processor integrates three clusters of processor cores with different architectures. Two big Samsung custom M5 (Mongoose 5) cores clock up to 2.73 GHz and deliver peak performance. Two additional ARM Cortex-A76 are also for performance tasks and clock at up to 2.5 GHz. Finally, four small and power efficient ARM-Cortex A55 cores clock at up to 2 GHz are in the third cluster. The different clusters can run simultaneously thanks to DinamIQ.

The integrated LTE modem supports LTE-Advanced Pro Cat.20/18 (2000 Mbps download, 210 Mbps upload). The integrated graphics card is a ARM Mali G77MP11 with 11 cores.

The performance of the CPU part is positioned in the high end segment for smartphone processors. In Geekbench it offers a very good single thread performance on par with the Snapdragon 965 and older Apple A11. The multi-threaded-performance is a bit below the fastest current smartphone SoCs. In Geekbench 5 it slots in below the Kirin 990 and above the older Snapdragon 855 Plus.

The SoC is produced at Samsung in the new 7nm LPP (with EUV) process.

SeriesSamsung Exynos
CodenameExynos M5 / Cortex A-76 / Cortex-A55
Clock Rate2000 - 2730 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G77MP11 GPU, 2x Samsung Mongoose 5 Custom CPU, 2x Cortex-A76, 4x Cortex-A55 big.LITTLE, LPDDR5-5500 Memory Controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/22/2019
Product Link (external)Samsung Exynos Exynos 990

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
62.1 pt (90%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 4063     avg: 4335     median: 4447 (56%)     max: 4495 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 3935     avg: 4275     median: 4436 (78%)     max: 4455 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2731     avg: 2815     median: 2815 (23%)     max: 2899 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2344.7     avg: 2448     median: 2488.3 (4%)     max: 2511.2 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 18094     avg: 18459     median: 18162 (35%)     max: 19122 Points
AnTuTu v8 - CPU
min: 123376     avg: 143785     median: 150214 (80%)     max: 157764 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 10255     avg: 10423     median: 10431 (79%)     max: 10583 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 14307     avg: 14592     median: 14708 (75%)     max: 14760 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Samsung Exynos

» Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
   1.6 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
   1.7 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
   1.6 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 7578
   1.5 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
   1.4 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad
   1.3 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+
   0 GHz / 1792 KB + 5120 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855
   2.84 GHz / 1792 KB + 5120 KB
+ Apple Apple A-Series A11 Bionic
   0 GHz / 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-03-23)