Ahead of the Galaxy S21 launch, Samsung has unveiled its new flagship Exynos 2100 chipset to compete with the Snapdragon 888. The Exynos 2100 includes a new high-performance Cortex-A1 core clocked up to 2.9 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores, and four energy-efficient Cortex cores, A55. Samsung claims CPU performance is up 30% faster than the Exynos 990.
On November 3, 2020, we came to know about Samsung’s plan to unveil 5nm SoC Exynos 1080– the hardware basis for Galaxy S21 smartphones.
The chipset is built on the 5-nanometer EUV process technology. The new 14-core Mali-G78 MP14 accelerator is responsible for graphics processing, providing a 40% increase in power. The tri-core neural processor (NPU) uses a new architecture and can deliver performance up to 26 TOPS. The image processing processor (ISP) supports camera modules with a resolution of up to 200 MP and can also be connected to six separate sensors and simultaneously receive information from four. The integrated 5G modem delivers up to 7.35 Gbps for download in mmWave networks and up to 5.1 Gbps in sub-6 GHz networks.
Comparison Exynos 2100 chipset with competitors and predecessors:
|Exynos 990||Exynos 1080|
|Snapdragon 888||Kirin 9000|
|Technical process||Samsung 7 nm EUV||Samsung 5 nm EUV||Samsung 5 nm EUV||Samsung 5 nm EUV||TSMC 5 nm EUV|
|Main CPU core||2x M5 @ 2.73 GHz||1x Cortex-A78 @ 2.8 GHz||1x Cortex-X1 @ 2.9 GHz||1x Cortex-X1 @ 2.84 GHz||1x Cortex-A77 @ 3.13 GHz|
|High-performance CPU cores||2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.5 GHz||3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6 GHz||3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.8 GHz||3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42 GHz||3x Cortex-A77 @ 2.54 GHz|
|Energy efficient CPU cores||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.2 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.05 GHz|
|GPU||Mali-G77 MP11||Mali-G78 MP10||Mali-G78 MP14||Adreno 660||Mali-G78 MP24|
|NPU||15 TOPS||5.7 TOPS||26 TOPS||26 TOPS||?|
|ISP (Simultaneous Stream Processing)||3||2||4||3||?|
|5G modem||7.35 Gbps (mmWave), 5.1 Gbps (sub-6)||3.67 Gbps (mmWave), 5.1 Gbps (sub-6)||7.35 Gbps (mmWave), 5.1 Gbps (sub-6)||7.5 Gbps (mmWave), sub-6||6.5 Gbps (mmWave), 4.6 Gbps (sub-6)|