Benchmarks show that the Samsung Exynos 990 is noticeably slower than the competing Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
In fact, the difference in performance is so disappointing that some users are signing a petition to stop Samsung from using its own processor on its devices.
The benchmarks ran on the new Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, which all sport the new Exynos 990 processor, were behind the scores of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 devices on GeekBench.
It’s said that a key factor to that is the lack of efficiency on the Exynos 990. The chipset has a peak-performance-to-power ratio of around 13.0/W on SPECint benchmark. That’s noticeably lower than the Snapdragon 865’s score of 19.6/W. (via NotebookCheck)
In fact, last year’s Snapdragon 855 even performs better with its 15/W score.
As of writing, there are 3,858 people who have signed a petition in change.org that pushes Samsung to “Stop selling us inferior Exynos phones!”.
It appears that the petition is gaining steam as it was able to pass the 2,000 signature milestone in just a day. We’re also noticing new signatures every minute. At this rate, the petition can easily hit that 5,000 signature goal in no time.
Exynos processors have been disappointing in the last years — especially when compared to the competition.
In light to that, Samsung has been taking notes and is expected to do major changes in their processor-making department. The company will try to focus on revamping the cores they use on their processors, which shall improve the overall performance.