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Apple M1 vs Samsung Exynos 990 benchmark which processor is better

Apple M1 vs Samsung Exynos 990

Comparisons   14-05-2021
   Full testing data of Apple M1 vs Samsung Exynos 990, comparison of graphics processors (GPU). A thorough review of all the specifications of the chips, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software like Vellamo, 3DMark, AnTuTu, Quadrant, Geekbench, GFXBench, Neocore, PCMark, PassMark, even the gaming performance of processors in PUBG, Madout2, GTA, Call of Duty, Asphalt 9, Minecraft, Fortnite etc.
   After looking at the data of all tests and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy M1 or Exynos 990.


 
Apple M1
Samsung Exynos 990

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
M1100% Exynos 99093%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
M1100% Exynos 99075%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
M1100% Exynos 99090%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
M1 Exynos 990
Total score1204017520426
CPU337129145729
GPU457523197752
MEM19263883272
UX21673193686

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
M1 Exynos 990
Single-Core18071108
Multi-Core76913435

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
M1 Exynos 990
Frequency3200 MHz3300 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count16000 millions
Core configuration4x3.2 GHz Firestorm
4x2.0 GHz Icestorm
2x2.93 GHz Exynos M5 Mongoose
2x2.56 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)5 W9 W
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR5
Max. Memory32 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency26661866
Memory bandwidth6444
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache48 KB
L2 cache4 MB
L3 cache12 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.4-AARMv8.2-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Exynos 990 is 3% better than M1 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple M1Mali-G77 MP11
GPU Frequency3200 MHz800 MHz
GFloPS2600786
# of Cores811
# of Shader Units128
Display2732 x 2048 pixels4096 x 2160 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile46.161.6
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)142.755.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra85.761.5
Call of Duty: Mobile78.761.7
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)122.149.3
Minecraft: Pocket Edition176.275.3
Real Racing 3171.6123
Sniper 3D188.1116.9
Need for Speed No Limits119.386.1
Mortal Kombat X123.480
CSR Racing 2102.780
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution24 MP108 MP
Dual Camera resolution24 MP25 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS960120
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9H.264, 10-bit H.265/HEVC, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemSnapdragon X80 5GExynos Modem 5123
Download speed9500 MBit/s.7350 MBit/s.
Upload speed6000 MBit/s.3486 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo, GLONASS, GPS, BeidouSBAS, QZSS, Galileo, GPS, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple M1 is better: 35
The number of parameters for which Samsung Exynos 990 is better: 8
   You need to understand that you should not blindly trust the software comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full video of joint testing and hear what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
M1 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
Exynos 990 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
• Antutu 8


M1 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Apple M1 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200


Exynos 990 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 810
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7510
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7520
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
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