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HiSilicon Kirin 980

HiSilicon Kirin 980

The HiSilicon Kirin 980 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablets, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in late 2018. It integrates eight CPU cores in three clusters. The performance cluster contains two Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.6 GHz, the balanced cluster contains also two Cortex-A76 cores but with only up to 1.92 GHz and finally the power saving cluster contains four small ARM Cortex-A53 cores with up to 1.8 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a modern LTE radio with Cat 21/18 (max. 1400 Mbps download, 200 Mbps upload), 2x faster dual ISP (versus 970), a LPDDR4X 2133 MHz memory controller (34.1 GB/s versus 29.9 GB/s of the Kirin 970) and a 2160p30 H.265 video encoder (2160p60 decoding). The Kirin 980 is produced in the modern 7nm process at TSMC as the first Android SoC (after the Apple A12).

SeriesHiSilicon
CodenameCortex-A76/-A55
Clock Rate <=2600 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Transistor Count6900 Million
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G76 GPU, 2x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz) + 2x Cortex-A76 (1.92) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x LTE Dual-SIM (1.4 Gbps down Cat21)
GPUARM Mali-G76 MP10 ( - 720 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date08/31/2017

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 35932     avg: 36343.5     median: 36343.5 (46%)     max: 36755 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 4364     avg: 4401.5     median: 4401.5 (99%)     max: 4439 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 4407     avg: 4450     median: 4450 (95%)     max: 4493 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3360     avg: 3369     median: 3369 (53%)     max: 3378 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9965     avg: 9994.5     median: 9994.5 (28%)     max: 10024 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1947.9     avg: 1949.9     median: 1949.9 (3%)     max: 1951.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 21849     avg: 22567     median: 22567 (46%)     max: 23285 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 250848     avg: 252538     median: 252538 (99%)     max: 254229 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 9225     avg: 9275.5     median: 9275.5 (90%)     max: 9326 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 12535     avg: 13033     median: 13033 (96%)     max: 13531 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor

Honor Magic 2 (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.39")
» Honor Magic 2 - External Review

Huawei Mate 20 (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.53")
» Huawei Mate 20 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 20 - External Review

Huawei Mate 20 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.3")
» Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 20 Pro - External Review

Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.39")
» Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design - External Review

Huawei Mate 20 X (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 7.2")
» Huawei Mate 20 X - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» Kirin 970
   2.4 GHz
» Kirin 960
   2.4 GHz
» Kirin 960s
   2.1 GHz
» Apple A9X
   2.26 GHz
» Kirin 955
   2.5 GHz
» Kirin 950
   2.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT6797X
   2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   2.2 GHz
» Apple A9
   1.8 GHz
» Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB L2
» Kirin 925
   1.8 GHz
» Kirin 920
   1.7 GHz
» Kirin 935
   2.2 GHz
» Kirin 659
   2.36 GHz
» Kirin 658
   2.35 GHz
» Kirin 655
   2.1 GHz
» Kirin 650
   2 GHz
» Kirin 930
   2 GHz
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» RK3288
   1.8 GHz
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz
» Mediatek MT8161
   1.3 GHz
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz
» Kirin 620
   1.2 GHz
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz
» Apple A6
   1 GHz
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB L2
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz
» Apple A5
   1 GHz
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz
» Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz
» A10
   1.2 GHz
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz
» Apple A4
   1 GHz
» A13
   1 GHz
» WM8950
   1 GHz
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz
» RK2918
   1 GHz
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz
» ATM7029
   1 GHz
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» CSR8670
   0.08 GHz
» unknown
   

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core m3 6Y30
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y51
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y70
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Pentium N5000
   1.1 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
+ Samsung Exynos 9810
   0 GHz / KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
   2.8 GHz / KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1020E
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Core M 5Y31
   0.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-11- 1)