Samsung Exynos 1080 is Faster Than Snapdragon 888 in Multi-Core Tests


Samsung's announcement of the Exynos 1080 was a surprise as it came unexpectedly. We soon figured out that it is not the much-awaited flagship Exynos 2100 that will be debuting in the Galaxy S21 series, but a mid-ranger appearing in several Vivo devices.

However, that does not change the fact that Samsung still makes it, so naturally, we did see some comparisons with the Snapdragon 865+ in which the Exynos 1080 was a clear winner, and that had our hopes up high because Samsung had been struggling with catching up to what the Snapdragon series of chips.

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After the initial comparisons between the older generations, things went quiet for a while until today. Today, the Exynos 1080 appears again inside a Vivo X60 (Codename: V2047A), and it has shown up on Geekbench 5, and the results are impressive, say the least for a chip that is not even flagship.

Exynos 1080 Sporting Vivo X60 Beats Snapdragon 888 in Multi-Core Performance

In Geekbench 5, the Exynos 1080 scored 888 points in single-core testing and 3,244 in the multi-core test. The single-core performance is similar to the Snapdragon 865+, whereas the multi-core performance is higher. In fact, the multi-core performance is approaching the likes of Snapdragon 888, which scored 2,916 points in a multi-core test in a recent leak. You can see the benchmark shared with us by Rootmygalaxy.

As far as the specs are concerned, the Exynos 1080 is made using Samsung's 5nm process and features a single Cortex-A78 core at 2.8Ghz, three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6Ghz, along with four Cortex-A55 cores at 2GHz. It also uses ARM's Mali-G78 GPU, which has 10 cores. Exynos 1080 supports LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, up to 200-megapixel camera configuration, and 144Hz refresh rate screens. The latest Exynos chipset is also equipped with a dedicated NPU, which is great for faster AI and machine learning tasks. It brings an integrated 5G modem that supports sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G.

Additionally, you have features such as GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, up to 4K/60FPS video recording, and 4K HDR10+ video playback. At the time of writing, no Samsung Galaxy device has shown up with the Exynos 1080, but considering how it is a powerhouse and a mid-range at one, we would love to see Samsung bring this one home.