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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: 19993     avg: 29062.1     median: 31483 (36%)     max: 37164 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 2371     avg: 3560.7     median: 4171 (92%)     max: 4439 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 2421     avg: 3559.4     median: 4164 (89%)     max: 4493 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 1576     avg: 2231.5     median: 2231 (18%)     max: 2887 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 7157     avg: 7523     median: 7523 (23%)     max: 7889 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 8578     avg: 9587.5     median: 9587 (37%)     max: 10597 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 8473     avg: 8679.5     median: 8679 (23%)     max: 8886 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2922     avg: 2994     median: 2994 (61%)     max: 3066 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9577     avg: 9734.5     median: 9734 (35%)     max: 9892 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3563     avg: 3601     median: 3601 (62%)     max: 3639 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3207     avg: 3302.1     median: 3314 (52%)     max: 3378 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9547     avg: 9838.7     median: 9868 (27%)     max: 10024 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1947     avg: 2025.9     median: 2009 (3%)     max: 2145 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 20714     avg: 21854     median: 21849 (42%)     max: 23285 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 245662     avg: 251054     median: 252800 (89%)     max: 254229 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 246439     avg: 246733     median: 246733 (32%)     max: 247027 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 4919     avg: 7100.5     median: 7789 (79%)     max: 7905 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 7567     avg: 8612     median: 9135 (76%)     max: 9326 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 9728     avg: 11617.9     median: 12535 (64%)     max: 13531 Points
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- 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 20 (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.26")
» Honor 20 - External Review

Honor 20 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 6.26")
» 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 X (ARM Mali-G76 MP10, 8")
» Huawei Mate X - 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

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

» AMD PRO 300U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» AMD 300U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» 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
» SC9863A
   1.6 GHz
» 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 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 9820
   1.9 GHz / 0 MB
+ Samsung Exynos 9810
   0 GHz / KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
   2.96 GHz / KB + 2048 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
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-11- 1)