Samsung Exynos 980 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Samsung Exynos 980 has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 4. gen of the Samsung Exynos series. The processor was released in Q4/2019.
Samsung Exynos 980

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Samsung Exynos 980. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Samsung Exynos 980.

Name: Samsung Exynos 980
Family: Samsung Exynos (47)
CPU group: Samsung Exynos 980 (1)
Architecture: Cortex-A77 / Cortex-A55
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 4
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Samsung Exynos 980 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Samsung Exynos 980 is 2.20 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Cortex-A77
B-Core: 6x Cortex-A55
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.20 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Samsung Exynos 980 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Samsung Exynos 980 uses the ARM Mali-G76 MP5, which has 80 texture shaders and 5 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: ARM Mali-G76 MP5
GPU frequency: 0.72 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.72 GHz
Compute units: 5
Shader: 80
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2018
Max. displays: 2
Generation: Bifrost 3
Direct X: 12
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 12 GB memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is --. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
Max. Memory: 12 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is . The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP):
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Samsung Exynos 980 is made in 8 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 2.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 8 nm
Chip design:
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 2.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q4/2019
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
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