TL; DR: The Exynos 990 was a failure due to its inferior efficiency when compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, but this time Samsung guarantees that its newest mobile chipset has been created to “go beyond the power user’s efficiency expectations.” On paper, it does look like a compelling upgrade, but just time will inform if it determines up to the Snapdragon888
Samsung has actually revealed the latest Exynos SoC that will power its next crop of flagship Galaxy mobile phones, the Exynos2100 The new chip is developed on a 5nm EUV procedure node and is a different beast than previous Exynos chips in that it’s developed totally around Arm’s most current Cortex cores.
This is possibly in reaction to many grievances and petitions that required Samsung drop Exynos mobile platforms as it wasn’t rather equivalent with Qualcomm chips in regards to performance per watt, image processing, and thermals. Furthermore, the Korean tech giant has chosen to incorporate the 5G modem into the chipset, whereas the Exynos 990 relied on a different part.
The new Exynos 2100 SoC is built on a tri-cluster architecture with one top-performance Arm Cortex-X1 core that runs at up to 2.9 GHz, three high-performance Cortex-A78 cores that run at up to 2.8 GHz, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Samsung says this setup supplies a substantial 30 percent performance uplift compared to the Exynos 990.
The GPU is based upon the Arm Mali G78 MP14, which is also discovered in Huawei’s Kirin 9000 SoC. Here it only used 14 of the available 24 cores, as Samsung is attempting to hit lower power usage figures and enhance battery life. To that end, the business likewise uses the in-house built AMIGO multi-IP guv which balances efficiency and power use according to what takes place on-screen. Overall, this must supply a 40 percent efficiency uplift compared to the previous generation.
The image signal processing abilities of the Exynos 2100 are absolutely impressive on paper, as Samsung says it supports sensing unit resolutions of as much as 200 megapixels and can work with as numerous as 6 sensing units (and only 4 sensors concurrently). However more notably, the company guarantees this can finest the Snapdragon 888 through the capability to record 4K video at 120 fps and 8K at 60 fps.
The brand-new chip likewise includes a better neural processing system efficient in approximately 26 trillion operations per 2nd with much better performance when compared to the Exynos 990, which indicates it’s equivalent to the Hexagon 780 neural processing system discovered in the Snapdragon 888 SoC. As for the 5G modem, it supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrums while providing download speeds of up to 5.1 Gbps and 7.35 Gbps, respectively.
During the announcement, Samsung applauded its restored collaboration with Arm in developing the Exynos 2100, which is expected to power the Galaxy S21
The South Korean giant also used an updated timeframe for when we may see AMD Radeon graphics in its smart devices: not till 2022.