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HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G

The HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablets, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro in late 2019. It integrates eight CPU cores in three clusters. The performance cluster contains two Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.86 GHz, the balanced cluster contains also two Cortex-A76 cores but with only up to 2.36 GHz and finally the power saving cluster contains four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores with up to 1.95 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a neural processor (2 + 1 cores) for AI tasks and a ARM Mali-G76 MP16 GPU clocked at up to 700 MHz. Compared to the 4G version, the 5G Kirin 990 integrates a Balong 5G modem and is slightly higher clocked (2 of the 3 clusters and the GPU).

The Kirin 990 5G is produced in the modern 7nm (7FF+ with EUV) process at TSMC, the 4G version is still produced in the slightly older 7nm process as the Kirin 980.

SeriesHiSilicon
CodenameCortex-A76/-A55
Series: Cortex-A76/-A55
» HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G - 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 compare - 2600 MHz8 / 8
Clock Rate <=2860 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Transistor Count10300 Million
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, 2x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz) + 2x Cortex-A76 (2.36) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.95 GHz, big.LITTLE), Balong 5G Modem
GPUARM Mali-G76 MP16 ( - 700 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/06/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
60.2 pt (88%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 22857     avg: 35317     median: 35840.5 (41%)     max: 46731 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 2497     avg: 4729     median: 5326 (67%)     max: 5766 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 4836     avg: 5318     median: 5358 (93%)     max: 5721 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11812     avg: 12006     median: 12005.5 (29%)     max: 12199 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12324     avg: 12549     median: 12549 (22%)     max: 12774 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 755     avg: 771     median: 772.5 (48%)     max: 783 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2972     avg: 3077     median: 3076.5 (25%)     max: 3183 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1913.5     avg: 2083     median: 2066.5 (3%)     max: 2287 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 20917     avg: 22323     median: 22343 (43%)     max: 23690 Points
AnTuTu v8 - UX
min: 67274     avg: 75033     median: 73056 (66%)     max: 86746 Points
AnTuTu v8 - MEM
min: 66292     avg: 98762     median: 103022 (84%)     max: 122714 Points
AnTuTu v8 - GPU
min: 159628     avg: 167229     median: 167842 (44%)     max: 173605 Points
AnTuTu v8 - CPU
min: 136344     avg: 145447     median: 145294 (77%)     max: 154856 Points
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
min: 450373     avg: 486472     median: 483829 (64%)     max: 527856 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 5869     avg: 7653     median: 7653 (40%)     max: 9437 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
29206 Points (100%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 8512     avg: 10025     median: 10038.5 (66%)     max: 11509 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 10628     avg: 12766     median: 12810 (64%)     max: 14814 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G processor

Honor 30 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.57")
» Honor 30 Pro - External Review

Honor 30 Pro+ (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.57")
» Honor 30 Pro+ - External Review

Honor V30 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.57")
» Honor V30 Pro - External Review

Huawei Mate 30 5G (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.62")
» Huawei Mate 30 5G - External Review

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, ")
» Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G - External Review

Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.53")
» Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design - External Review

Huawei Mate Xs (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 8")
» Huawei Mate Xs Smartphone Review - Foldable with Drawbacks - Review
» Huawei Mate Xs - External Review
» Huawei Mate Xs: Expensive construction site, but an exciting glimpse into the future -

Huawei MatePad Pro 10 5G (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 10.8")
» Huawei MatePad Pro 10 5G - External Review

Huawei Nova 6 5G (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.57")
» Huawei Nova 6 5G - External Review

Huawei P40 (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.1")
» Huawei P40 Smartphone Review – Tough sell despite its great camera - Review
» Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 vs. P40 Lite camera review: Huawei smartphones compared - Review
» Huawei P40 - External Review
» Huawei P40: First pictures look amazingly sharp -

Huawei P40 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.58")
» Huawei P40 Pro Review - Smartphone with an impressive camera - Review
» Huawei P40 Pro vs. P40 vs. P40 Lite camera review: Huawei smartphones compared - Review
» Camera Test: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Huawei P40 Pro vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – low-light fiasco for Samsung - Review
» Huawei P40 Pro - External Review
» Opinion: Will Huawei smartphones become the new Lumias? -

Huawei P40 Pro Plus (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.58")
» Huawei P40 Pro Plus Smartphone Review: Flagship with 100x Zoom - Review
» Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G - External Review
» Huawei P40 Pro Plus: P40 flagship with 100x zoom -

Huawei P40 Pro+ (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.58")
» Huawei P40 Pro vs. P30 Pro camera comparison: Abandoning Google is not worth it! [UPDATE] - Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» HiSilicon Kirin 820
   1.84 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 810
   1.88 GHz
» 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
» Mediatek MT8168
   2 GHz
» Kirin 620
   1.2 GHz
» RK3288
   1.8 GHz
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz
» Mediatek MT8161
   1.3 GHz
» RK3188
   1.8 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
» Apple S5
   
» Qualcomm Wear 3100
   
» Qualcomm Wear 2100
   
» 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
» Samsung Exynos 9110
   1.15 GHz
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz
» i.MX 6SLL
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB L2
» 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
» Huawei Kirin A1
   0.2 GHz
» PSoC6
   0.15 GHz
» unknown
   

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Tiger Lake Celeron 6205
    / 2.5 MB + 4 MB
+ HiSilicon Kirin 990
   0 GHz / KB
+ Samsung Exynos Exynos 990
   2 GHz / KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+
   0 GHz / 1792 KB + 5120 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855
   2.84 GHz / 1792 KB + 5120 KB
+ Apple Apple A-Series A11 Bionic
   0 GHz / 8192 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-12-22)