exynos 990

Samsung launches two variants of its annual flagships – one with the Snapdragon chip goes on sale in some markets, and the one with its own Exynos chip becomes available in other markets. This may form a fake image as the Exynos is comparable to the Snapdragon. However, it’s not so. As for now, the latest flagship chip of Samsung is the Exynos 2100. Of course, it has many improvements in comparison to the previous-gen Exynos 990. But what about its power compared with the Snapdragon 888.

Recently, Golden Reviewer ran the SPECint2006 benchmark on the best chipsets for the past 12 months. In fact, the tablet it provided shares many interesting numbers.

Particularly, despite its higher clock speed the Exynos’ Cortex-X1 big core scores 7% lower than the Cortex-X1 core in the Snapdragon 888. In other words, it makes the performance per watt differ by 12% in favor of the Qualcomm chip. Looking at the cluster of 3x Cortex-A78 middle cores on both chipsets, the Exynos 2100 delivers 12% more performance. However, it has a 52% higher power consumption.

When compared with the Exynos 990, we can see that the Exynos 2100’s big core delivers 22% more performance and 34% higher efficiency.

In terms of video playback, the Galaxy S21 Ultra with the Exynos 2100 scores almost identical points in comparison to the Snapdragon 888. But the Exynos proves to be running ever so slightly cooler than the Snapdragon. When it comes to the frames per second, the Exynos 2100 yields its rival.

Honestly, benchmarks only show laboratory data. We mean in real life, the performance of various models may differ a lot.


Argam Artashyan

By Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.