Samsung unveiled today its latest mobile processor based on 7nm process technology with support for future phones that will feature demanding artificial intelligence (AI), video, and 5G capabilities. The Exynos 990 is complemented by an Arm Mali-G77 GPU based on the new Valhall architecture.
The new mobile processor is claimed to have a 20% performance boost compared to its predecessor, thanks to its tri-cluster CPU structure comprising two custom cores, two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores. In addition, the Mali-G77 GPU is also said to feature up to a 20% improvement in graphic performance or power efficiency.
Samsung's inclusion of a 120Hz refresh-rate capability in the processor, which could pave the way for future Galaxy devices with a higher display refresh rate.
On the AI aspect, the Exynos 990 includes a dual-core neural processing unit (NPU) and new digital signal processor capable of performing more than ten-trillion operations per second. The NPU, in particular, supports on-device AI process that Samsung says will boost smartphone security and efficiency.
Looks like Samsung wants to give a tough competition to it's arch rival Snapdragon a run for its money😃✌