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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
Series: Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G compare - 2860 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 990 compare - 2860 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 820 compare1840 - 2360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1880 - 2270 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 980 - 2600 MHz8 / 8
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

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
49.1 pt (73%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 19993     avg: 27047     median: 23103.5 (27%)     max: 37164 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 2227     avg: 3461     median: 3426.5 (43%)     max: 4917 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 2421     avg: 3580     median: 3726 (65%)     max: 4997 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 1576     avg: 2232     median: 2231.5 (18%)     max: 2887 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3207     avg: 3303     median: 3314 (49%)     max: 3378 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9547     avg: 9838     median: 9854 (17%)     max: 10024 points
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 685     avg: 696     median: 695.5 (46%)     max: 707 points
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2347     avg: 2474     median: 2500 (15%)     max: 2549 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 706     avg: 707     median: 707 (44%)     max: 708 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1947.9     avg: 2176     median: 2053.6 (3%)     max: 3098.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 20618     avg: 21733     median: 21603.5 (36%)     max: 23285 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 245662     avg: 250407     median: 250848 (85%)     max: 254229 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 11778     avg: 12812     median: 12802.5 (39%)     max: 13886 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 58671     avg: 64368     median: 65652 (81%)     max: 69666 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 95964     avg: 110298     median: 111697 (35%)     max: 122632 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 101537     avg: 108108     median: 106863 (65%)     max: 117617 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 268359     avg: 295586     median: 295634 (52%)     max: 322616 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 7567     avg: 8433     median: 8147.5 (53%)     max: 9326 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 9728     avg: 11164     median: 10243.5 (51%)     max: 13531 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor

Honor 20 (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.26")
» Honor 20 Smartphone Review: a quad camera in a midrange smartphone - Review
» Honor 20 - External Review

Honor 20 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.26")
» Honor 20 Pro Smartphone Review – Quad-Cam and a lot of Stamina - Review
» Honor 20 Pro - External Review

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

Honor View 20 (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.4")
» Honor View 20 Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor View 20 - 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 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 20 X - External Review

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 7.2")
» Huawei Mate 20 X 5G - External Review

Huawei Mate X (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 8")
» Huawei Mate X - External Review

Huawei MediaPad M6 10 (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 10.8")
» Huawei MediaPad M6 10 - External Review

Huawei Nova 5 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.39")
» Huawei Nova 5 Pro - External Review

Huawei Nova 5T (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.26")
» Huawei Nova 5T Smartphone Review – Honor Clone With Improvements - Review
» Huawei Nova 5T - External Review

Huawei P30 (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.1")
» Huawei P30 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P30 - External Review

Huawei P30 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.47")
» Huawei P30 Pro Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P30 Pro - External Review

Huawei P30 Pro New Edition (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.47")
» Huawei P30 Pro New Edition - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
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Other CPUs of the series

» HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 990
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 820
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 820
   8x 1.84 GHz - 2.36 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 810
   8x 1.88 GHz - 2.27 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 980
   8x - 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 970
   8x 2.4 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 960
   8x 2.4 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 960s
   8x 2.1 GHz
» Apple A9X
   2x 2.26 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 955
   8x 2.5 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 950
   8x 2.3 GHz
» MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
   10x 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Apple A9
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 850
   8x - 2 GHz
» Apple A8X
   3x 1.5 GHz
» Apple A8
   2x 1.4 GHz
» UNISOC SC9863A
   8x 1.6 GHz
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.46 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 925
   8x 1.8 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 920
   8x 1.7 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 935
   8x 2.2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 659
   8x 2.36 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 658
   8x 2.35 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 655
   8x 2.1 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 650
   8x 2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 930
   8x 2 GHz
» Apple A7
   2x 1.3 GHz
» MediaTek MT8168
   4x 2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 620
   8x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3288
   4x 1.8 GHz
» MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
   4x 1.5 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 910T
   4x 1.8 GHz
» MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
   4x 1.3 GHz
» MediaTek MT8161
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Rockchip RK3188
   4x 1.8 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 910
   4x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron 220
   1x 1.2 GHz
» AMD GX-210JA
   2x 1 GHz
» Marvell Armada PXA1908
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
   4x - 1.7 GHz
» Apple A6x
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Apple A6
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple S5
   2x
» Marvell PXA1088
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
   4x - 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
   4x - 1.2 GHz
» Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz
   1x 2.8 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4470
   2x 1.5 GHz
» HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Renesas MP5232
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Marvell PXA986
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Amlogic AML8726-MX
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4460
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3168
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Broadcom BCM28155
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4430
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple A5x
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple A5
   2x 1 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9110
   2x 1.15 GHz
» ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
   2x 1 GHz
» ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8420
   2x 1 GHz
» NXP i.MX 6SLL
   1x 1 GHz
» Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1x 1.2 GHz
» AllWinner A10
   1x 1.2 GHz
» ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1x 1.2 GHz
» Apple A4
   1x 1 GHz
» AllWinner A13
   1x 1 GHz
» WonderMedia PRIZM WM8950
   1x 1 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 3622
   1x 1 GHz
» Rockchip RK2918
   1x 1 GHz
» Telechips TCC8803 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1x 1 GHz
» ARM Cortex A8 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» Actions ACT-ATM7029
   4x 1 GHz
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