Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series : Exynos 990 Performance!

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Take a look at the work and gaming performance of the Exynos 990 version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series : Powered By Exynos 990

Globally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones are powered by the Samsung Exynos 990, the same mobile SoC used by the Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series : Exynos 990 Performance!

Faster Processor + GPU

Its custom Mongoose 5 (Exynos M5) cores are 20% faster than the Mongoose 4 (Exynos M4) cores used in the flagship-class Exynos 9825 that powered last year’s Galaxy Note 10 smartphones.

Its Arm Mali-G77 GPU uses the new Valhall architecture, which promises to offer a 20% boost in graphics performance or power efficiency.

Faster LPDDR5 Memory

The Exynos 990 is the first Samsung mobile platform to use the new LPDDR5 memory, which offers a 31% higher clock speed – increased from 2093 MHz to 2750 MHz.

This allows it to deliver up to 5,500 Mbps or 687.5 MB/s in memory bandwidth. It should also allow for lower power consumption.

Faster NPU + DSP

Its AI capabilities also received a big boost with a new dual-core NPU and improved digital signal processor (DSP) that can process over 10 trillion operations (TOPS) per second!

Recommended : Samsung Exynos 990 : Everything You Need To Know!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series : Exynos 990 Performance!

Note : We tested the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra against last year’s Galaxy Note10+ and Galaxy S10+ devices, as well as the two fastest Qualcomm devices we have in the lab, including the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.

However, please note that the Snapdragon 865+ results are from the Galaxy Tab S7+ tablet, not a smartphone.

Work Performance : PCMark

We tested the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra PCMark results

Work 2.0Galaxy
Tab
S7+
Galaxy
Note20
Ultra
Galaxy
Note10+
Black Shark
2 Pro
Galaxy
S10+
Mobile PlatformSD 865+Exynos 990Exynos 9825SD 855+Exynos 9820
Performance Score
(Average)
1234810523898183847846
Web Browsing118648865829367688583
Video Editing76646232916659485524
Writing1265911112957992269076
Photo Editing2623030789193761759510710
Data Manipulation95116825615563396450

Samsung Exynos has historically been rather poor at work performance. But the Exynos 990 was significantly faster than the last-generation Exynos 9825 and Exynos 9820.

Thanks to the improved performance, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was 17% faster than last year’s Galaxy Note10+ (Exynos 9825), and 25% faster than the Black Shark 2 Pro, which is powered by Snapdragon 855+.

However, the Snapdragon 865+ is 17% faster than the Exynos 990 in this test, losing out only in the Photo Editing test (by 15%).

Gaming Performance : 3DMark

For gaming, we first tested the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra using 3DMark, with these results :

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 3DMark results

3DMarkGalaxy
Tab
S7+
Galaxy
Note20
Ultra
Black Shark
2 Pro
Galaxy
Note10+
Galaxy
S10+
DeviceSD 865+Exynos 990SD 855+Exynos 9825Exynos 9820
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL)69586642625850374470
Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan)64575722538647944314
Sling Shot87938128812748834343

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was as fast as the Black Shark 2 Pro (Snapdragon 855+) in Sling Shot, and 6% faster in Sling Shot Extreme.

However, the Exynos 990 was no match for the Snapdragon 865+, which was 5% faster (OpenGL) to 13% faster (Vulkan) in Sling Shot Extreme.

Gaming Performance : AnTuTu

We then tested the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra using AnTuTu, yielding these results :

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra AnTuTu results

AnTuTuGalaxy
Tab
S7+
Galaxy
Note20
Ultra
Black Shark
2 Pro
Galaxy
Note10+
Galaxy
S10+
DeviceSD 865+Exynos 990SD 855+Exynos 9825Exynos 9820
AnTuTu Score577726522735434168348397330549
CPU161243146783126170101187100272
GPU230859215205188158156700149930
Memory9826989376650527205168188
UX8735571371547881845912159

In AnTuTu, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was 20% faster than the Black Shark 2 Pro (Snapdragon 855+) and 40% faster than the Xiaomi Mi 9 (Snapdragon 855)!

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was even faster when we compared it to last year’s Galaxy Note10+ (Exynos 9825) – 50% faster, and Galaxy S10+ (Exynos 9820) – 58% faster!

But the Exynos 990 was, yet again, slower than the Snapdragon 865+ in this test. The Snapdragon 856+ was faster by 10.5%.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series : Specifications (Exynos Version)

SpecificationsGalaxy Note 20Galaxy Note20 Ultra
Display6.7-inch Infinity-O Display
Super AMOLED+ Panel
6.9-inch Infinity-O Display
Dynamic AMOLED 2X Panel
Display FeaturesHDR10+, 60 HzHDR10+, 120 Hz, 1500 nits
Display Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels1440 x 3088 pixels
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus, IP68
Operating SystemOne UI 2.0 (Android Q)
PlatformSamsung Exynos 990
Processor2 x Mongoose 5 cores (2.7 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 cores (2.5 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 cores (2.0 GHz)
GPUARM Mali-G77 MP11
Memory8 GB LPDDR512 GB LPDDR5
Internal Storage256 GB256 GB
External StorageHybrid MicroSD Slot (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera10 MP camera (f/2.2)
Main Cameras12 MP main camera (f/1.8)
12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
64 MP 3X Hybrid Zoom camera (f/2.0)
108 MP main camera (f/1.8)
12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
12 MP 5X Optical Zoom camera (f/3.0)
Laser focus sensor
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AX
USB 2.0 Type C
S PenYes, 9 ms response time, 4096 levels
Lithium Titanate battery (24 hours standby)
Fingerprint Sensor3D Sonic Max
Battery4,300 mAh4,500 mAh
Charging25 W25 W
Dimensions75.2 mm wide
161.6 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
77.2 mm wide
164.8 mm tall
8.1 mm thick
Weight192 g208 g

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series : Where To Buy?

Malaysia (Exynos 990)

Singapore (Exynos 990)

United States (Snapdragon 865+)

United Kingdom (Exynos 990)

Australia (Exynos 990)

 

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