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:

RankProcessorCenturion Mark
#1Exynos 990148*
#2Exynos 9825142
#3Exynos 9820140
#4Exynos 980135*
#5Exynos 9810125
#6Exynos 8895114
#7Exynos 8890106
#8Exynos 9610103
#9Exynos 9610102
#10Exynos 9609101
#11Exynos 788598
#12Exynos 790496
#13Exynos 788492
#14Exynos 787287
#15Exynos 742081
#16Exynos 788077
#17Exynos 787067
#18Exynos 543361
#19Exynos 758058
#20Exynos 757053

*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 NameGPUFabrication ProcessCPUMemoryDevices
Exynos 990Mali G77 MP117nm LPP EUV2x Custom M5 + 2x Cortex-A76 + 4x Cortex-A55Quad-Channel LPDDR5
Exynos 980Mali G76 MP58nm LPP2x Cortex-A77 at 2.2 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHzLPDDR4X

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 NameGPUFabrication ProcessCPUMemoryDevices
Exynos 9825Mali-G76 MP127nm EUV2x Custom M4 at 2.73 GHz + 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.4 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 at 1.95 GHzQuad-Channel LPDDR4XSamsung Galaxy Note 10+
Exynos 9820Mali-G76 MP128nm FinFET2x Custom M4 at 2.73 GHz + 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.31 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 at 1.95 GHzQuad-Channel LPDDR4XSamsung Galaxy S10, S10+
Exynos 9810Mali-G72 MP1810nm FinFET4x Custom M3 @ 2.9 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.9 GHzQuad-Channel LPDDR4XGalaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9
Exynos 8895Mali-G71 MP2010nm FinFET4x Custom M2 @ 2.314GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.69GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4XGalaxy 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 NameGPUFabrication ProcessCPUMemoryDevices
Exynos 8890Mali-T880 MP1214nm FinFET4x Custom M1 @ 2.3 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4XGalaxy 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 NameGPUFabrication ProcessCPUMemoryDevices
Exynos 9611Mali-G72 MP3 (Overclocked)10nm FinFET4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.3 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4XGalaxy M30s, Samsung Galaxy A50s
Exynos 9610Mali-G72 MP310nm FinEFT4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.3 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4XSamsung Galaxy A50
Exynos 9609Mali-G72 MP310nm FinEFT4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.2 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4XMotorola One Vision
Exynos 7885Mali-G71 MP214nm FinFET2x Cortex-A73 @ 2.2 GHz  + 6x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4XGalaxy J7 Duo (2018), Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Exynos 7904Mali-G71 MP214nm FinFET2x Cortex-A73 @ 1.8 GHz  + 6x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4XGalaxy M20
Exynos 7884Mali-G71 MP214nm FinFET2x Cortex-A73 @ 1.6 GHz  + 6x Cortex-A53 @ 1.35 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4Samsung Galaxy A20
Exynos 7880Mali-T830 MP314nm FinFET8x Cortex-A53 @ 1.9 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Exynos 7870Mali-T830 MP114nm FinFET8x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHzSingle-Channel LPDDR3Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy J7 Nxt, Galaxy On Nxt, Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy M10
Exynos 7580Mali-T720 MP228nm8x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR3Galaxy S7, Galaxy S5 Neo, Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016)
Exynos 7570Mali-T720 MP114nm FinFET4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR3Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Pro, Galaxy J4 (2018), Galaxy J5 Prime
Exynos 7420Mali-T760 MP814nm FinFET4x Cortex-A57 @ 2.1 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR4Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A8 (2016), Meizu Pro 5.
Exynos 5433Mali-T760 MP620nm4x Cortex-A57 @ 1.9 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHzSingle-Channel LPDDR3Galaxy 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 NameGPUFabrication ProcessCPUMemoryDevices
Exynos 7872Mali-G71 MP114nm FinFET2x Cortex-A73 @ 2.0 GHz  + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHzDual-Channel LPDDR3Meizu 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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