Exynos 990 Found in Upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Rumored to Optimize Performance, Improved Thermal

News that the global version of the Galaxy Note 20 will stick with the Exynos 990 has been met with severe criticism given how Samsung’s flagship SoC fails to beat the Snapdragon 865 in both performance and efficiency. However, not everything needs to be viewed in a negative light as a tipster claims that the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 running Exynos 990 will be heavily optimized to match Qualcomm’s high-end chipsets.

Tipster refers to this version of Exynos 990 as ‘Exynos 990 Plus’

The latest details around the Galaxy Note 20’s inn talk about the Exonos 990 which is fully optimized to be head-to-head in the Snapdragon 865 as well as the Thermos. If you recall, the Galaxy S20 Plus powered by Exynos 990 failed to keep up with a cheaper Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, showing the weaknesses of poorly optimized chipsets in the gaming test.

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According to Anthony, the Exynos 990 version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will be marketed as a better version when compared against the Snapdragon 865 counterpart, although we have to wait for real-world tests to see how true those claims are Will happen. Previously, the rumor of Exynos 992 on Samsung’s 5nm node was found in the Galaxy Note 20 but as you can read, the updated information has taken a route in a different direction.

This may be due to Samsung facing huge difficulty for producing friendly 5nm chips, but as far as we know, the Exynos 990 will power the global versions of the Galaxy Note 20 family. If Anthony says that is true, it will be interesting to see how this ‘Exynos 990 Plus’ will fare against the Snapdragon 865 Plus, which is a slightly faster version of the Snapdragon 865. It is also rumored that Samsung will stick with this SoC while selling the Note 20 model in its domestic market.

If the Exynos 990 is truly optimized for both performance and cooling, Samsung won’t need to rely on Qualcomm’s chipset, but let’s see how Samsung’s silicon actually improved when the first performance results were revealed in the future is.

News source: Twitter (Anthony)

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