Exynos Processors Ranking and List | Centurion Mark

Exynos is a series of SOCs made by Samsung and these are mainly found in Samsung Galaxy devices. Just like Snapdragon & MediaTek SOCs, Exynos Processors use the ARM’s Architecture and power Android devices.

The global variants of Samsung Galaxy devices generally use the Exynos series Processors, but in the United States, Samsung has to use Snapdragon processors due to patent issues with Qualcomm.

The high-end Exynos Processors are exceptionally powerful but the lower-end ones are not that impressive. On the CPU side, Exynos processors generally outperform their Snapdragon counterparts but are considerably behind in GPU performance. To know more about how well Exynos SOCs stack up against the likes of Snapdragon, Apple, MediaTek, and Kirin, refer to this page.

To test and rank processors, we not only perform benchmark tests but also test the real-world performance to obtain a fair and accurate score. This score is known as Centurion Mark and is undoubtedly the most accurate way to determine the true performance of an SOC.

The ranking of Exynos Processors is shown in the table below.

    Exynos Processors Ranking

Exynos Processors Ranking

You can find the same information in the table below:

Rank Processor Centurion Mark
#1 Exynos 990 148*
#2 Exynos 9825 142
#3 Exynos 9820 140
#4 Exynos 980 135*
#5 Exynos 9810 125
#6 Exynos 8895 114
#7 Exynos 8890 106
#8 Exynos 9610 103
#9 Exynos 9610 102
#10 Exynos 9609 101
#11 Exynos 7885 98
#12 Exynos 7904 96
#13 Exynos 7884 92
#14 Exynos 7872 87
#15 Exynos 7420 81
#16 Exynos 7880 77
#17 Exynos 7870 67
#18 Exynos 5433 61
#19 Exynos 7580 58
#20 Exynos 7570 53

*The performance of SOCs marked with a star (*) is estimated based on its specification, features, and its predecessors. We will update the score after devices based on these SOCs are launched.

Meaning of the above Score

Above 120

Excellent Performance in all aspects. All the power users and enthusiasts should choose a flagship device in this range.

Between 90-120

In this range, you should expect great performance in general usage as well as in heavy gaming. Target this range if you’re buying a mid-range device.

Between 65-85

You can expect average performance in this range. But you’re not likely to observe any lags. Target this range if you’re buying a low-end device in 2019.

Between 55-65

The general performance of these chips is below average but it is acceptable in the extreme low-end phones. But you should be prepared to face occasional lags as well as throttling issues.

Below 55

The performance of these chips is sub-par and should be avoided unless you’re buying an extremely cheap phone with a price lower than $100.

    Centurion Mark & its Significance

Centurion Mark is a performance score that it is determined by the raw-performance as well as the real-world performance. The User Experience plays a significant role in calculating the Centurion Mark.

Centurion Mark

We calculate Centurion Mark based on Overall Performance, Features, User Experience, and issues if any. If an SOC suffers from lags or overheating in real-world usage, we deduct its score as per the issue. But if a chip is well-optimized and performs well in the real-world scenario, we make sure to give it extra marks.

Factors that affect Centurion Mark

We use more than 20 different factors to calculate the Centurion Mark. Some factors like the User Experience, CPU Performance, and GPU Performance have a huge impact on the score while there are some other factors that only make a little difference (For example, Modem’s Max Download Speed). The following 5 factors matter the most in Centurion Mark calculation:

  • User Experience
  • Real-World Performance
  • Raw CPU Performance
  • Raw GPU Performance
  • Features and Technologies Present

    List of Samsung Exynos Processors

We have only included the ARMv8 Processors in this list. To know about older chips, you can visit this page.

Exynos 900 series

The Exynos 900 is the current flagship series in 2020/

Processor Name GPU Fabrication Process CPU Memory Devices
Exynos 990 Mali G77 MP11 7nm LPP EUV 2x Custom M5 + 2x Cortex-A76 + 4x Cortex-A55 Quad-Channel LPDDR5
Exynos 980 Mali G76 MP5 8nm LPP 2x Cortex-A77 at 2.2 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz LPDDR4X

Exynos 9 Series

Exynos 9 Series is the Samsung’s Flagship Series of SOC’s that is used for the Galaxy S & Galaxy Note smartphones. These chips perform exceptionally well and pack a lot of firepower under the belt.

So far all the Exynos 9 Series chips have used a fully custom made Mongoose CPU. The only other major smartphone chip designer that uses a fully custom CPU is Apple. Qualcomm uses the Semi-Custom Kryo cores while Kirin & MediaTek directly implement the ARM’s design without any customizations.

Processor Name GPU Fabrication Process CPU Memory Devices
Exynos 9825 Mali-G76 MP12 7nm EUV 2x Custom M4 at 2.73 GHz + 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.4 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 at 1.95 GHz Quad-Channel LPDDR4X Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Exynos 9820 Mali-G76 MP12 8nm FinFET 2x Custom M4 at 2.73 GHz + 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.31 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 at 1.95 GHz Quad-Channel LPDDR4X Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+
Exynos 9810 Mali-G72 MP18 10nm FinFET 4x Custom M3 @ 2.9 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.9 GHz Quad-Channel LPDDR4X Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9
Exynos 8895 Mali-G71 MP20 10nm FinFET 4x Custom M2 @ 2.314GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.69GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Meizu 15 Plus

All the Exynos 9 Series chips have so far managed to outperform both the Snapdragon and Kirin counterparts in CPU performance. However, they’re significantly behind Apple A-Series and Qualcomm Snapdragon in GPU performance.

Exynos 8 Series

Processor Name GPU Fabrication Process CPU Memory Devices
Exynos 8890 Mali-T880 MP12 14nm FinFET 4x Custom M1 @ 2.3 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7, Meizu Pro 6 Plus

We have only seen one Exynos 8 Series Processor and that is the Exynos 8890 which was used in the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and the Note 7. It is built using 14nm FinFET node and features the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. On the CPU side, we have the first generation of Samsung’s custom M1 ‘Mongoose’ CPU.

Exynos 7 Series

The Exynos 7 Series has by far the most number of SOCs. These SOCs can be mainly seen on the Samsung Galaxy A and Galaxy J Series.

Processor Name GPU Fabrication Process CPU Memory Devices
Exynos 9611 Mali-G72 MP3 (Overclocked) 10nm FinFET 4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.3 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Galaxy M30s, Samsung Galaxy A50s
Exynos 9610 Mali-G72 MP3 10nm FinEFT 4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.3 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Samsung Galaxy A50
Exynos 9609 Mali-G72 MP3 10nm FinEFT 4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.2 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Motorola One Vision
Exynos 7885 Mali-G71 MP2 14nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A73 @ 2.2 GHz  + 6x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Galaxy J7 Duo (2018), Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Exynos 7904 Mali-G71 MP2 14nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A73 @ 1.8 GHz  + 6x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Galaxy M20
Exynos 7884 Mali-G71 MP2 14nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A73 @ 1.6 GHz  + 6x Cortex-A53 @ 1.35 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4 Samsung Galaxy A20
Exynos 7880 Mali-T830 MP3 14nm FinFET 8x Cortex-A53 @ 1.9 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Exynos 7870 Mali-T830 MP1 14nm FinFET 8x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz Single-Channel LPDDR3 Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy J7 Nxt, Galaxy On Nxt, Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy M10
Exynos 7580 Mali-T720 MP2 28nm 8x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR3 Galaxy S7, Galaxy S5 Neo, Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016)
Exynos 7570 Mali-T720 MP1 14nm FinFET 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR3 Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Pro, Galaxy J4 (2018), Galaxy J5 Prime
Exynos 7420 Mali-T760 MP8 14nm FinFET 4x Cortex-A57 @ 2.1 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4 Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A8 (2016), Meizu Pro 5.
Exynos 5433 Mali-T760 MP6 20nm 4x Cortex-A57 @ 1.9 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz Single-Channel LPDDR3 Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge.

The Exynos 9610 is the latest addition to this series and it is a great SOC in terms of features.

Exynos 5 Series

Processor Name GPU Fabrication Process CPU Memory Devices
Exynos 7872 Mali-G71 MP1 14nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A73 @ 2.0 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR3 Meizu M6s

The Exynos 7872 was the only ARMv8 based SOC and was part of Exynos 5 Series. The rest of the Exynos 5 Series SOCs are fairly old and were launched in 2014 and before. Thus, we have decided not to include them in this list.

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