Samsung today formally announced the highly anticipated Exynos 1080 midrange chipset. As expected, the SoC is based on the company’s 5nm EUV FinFET process technology. Usually, the smaller the node, the more transistors can fit onto a chip, and this boosts performance and efficiency.
Exynos 1080 performance
Samsung says that the neural processing unit (NPU) and digital signal processor (DSP) allows the chip to run up to 5.7 trillion operations per second, and this should come in handy for supporting a wide range of AI apps.
The new Exynos silicon also boasts a power-saving mode called Amigo which monitors and optimizes power consumption in real time to improve efficiency by up to 10 percent.
Per the company, the single-core performance has improved by 50 percent and the multi-core performance has doubled when compared to the previous generation.
Exynos 1080’s GPU seemingly performs 2.3 times better than Exynos 980’s GPU
The new chip integrates the Mali-G78 GPU, which is 10 percent more efficient than flagship Exynos 990’s G77 GPU.
The SoC is capable of driving WQHD+ displays with a refresh rate of 90Hz, or FHD+ screens at 144Hz. HDR10+ is also supported.
The Exynos 1080 can handle up to a 200MP single sensor or dual 32MP + 32MP cameras, and offers 4K video recording at 60fps.