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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).

Series: Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G compare0 - 2.86 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 990 compare0 - 2.86 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 820 compare1.84 - 2.36 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 820e compare1.84 - 2.22 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1.88 - 2.27 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
» HiSilicon Kirin 9800 - 2.6 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-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


Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
39.6 pt (67%)
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