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Exynos 990 found in the upcoming Galaxy Note 20, which is claimed to be optimized for performance, improved thermals

The news that global variants of the Galaxy Note 20 will stick with the Exynos 990 would have been met with much criticism, as Samsung’s flagship SoC can’t beat the Snapdragon 865 in both performance and efficiency. Not everything needs to be put in a negative light, however, as a tipster claims the Exynos 990 running in the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 will be highly optimized to match Qualcomm’s high-end chipsets.

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

New details around the guts of the Galaxy Note 20 say the Exynos 990 has been thoroughly optimized to take on the Snapdragon 865 in both performance and thermals. If you remember, the Galaxy S20 Plus powered by an Exynos 990 couldn’t keep up with a cheap Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro in a game test, showing the weakly optimized chipset flaws.

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According to Anthony, Samsung will market the Exynos 990 version of the Galaxy Note 20 as the better variant compared to the Snapdragon 865 counterpart, although we’ll have to wait for real testing to see how accurate those claims are. It was previously reported that an Exynos 992 would have been made on Samsung’s 5nm node found in the Galaxy Note 20, but as you can read, the updated information took a different path.

It may be due to Samsung experiencing tremendous difficulties in producing a favorable yield of 5nm chips, but as far as we know the Exynos 990 will power global versions of the Galaxy Note 20 family. If what Anthony says is true, it’s interesting to see how this improved ‘Exynos 990 Plus’ will fare compared to the Snapdragon 865 Plus, a slightly faster version of the Snapdragon 865. It is also rumored that Samsung is SoC remains in the home market when selling Note 20 models.

If the Exynos 990 is indeed optimized for both performance and cool running, Samsung shouldn’t rely on Qualcomm’s chipsets, but let’s see how improved Samsung’s silicon really is when the first performance results are in the future.

News Source: Twitter (Anthony)

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