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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 5G0 - 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 810 compare1.88 - 2.27 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 980 compare0 - 2.6 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
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
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date09/06/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
57.4 pt (89%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
769 points (46%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1913.5     avg: 2083     median: 2066.5 (3%)     max: 2287 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 20917     avg: 22323     median: 22343 (38%)     max: 23690 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 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, 8.00")
» 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, 10.80")
» 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, 6.10")
» 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

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

» HiSilicon Kirin 9000
   8x 2.05 GHz - 3.13 GHz
» 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
» MediaTek Dimensity 800U
   8x 2 GHz - 2.4 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
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   8x 2.2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710A
   8x 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
» Apple S6
   2x
» 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
» Loongson 2F 900MHz
   1x 0.9 GHz
» CSR8670
   2x 0.08 GHz
» Huawei Kirin A1
   1x 0.2 GHz
» Cypress PSoC6 MCU
   2x 0.15 GHz
» DK3.5+ST
   2x
» unknown
   

Surrounding CPUs

+ HiSilicon Kirin 9000
   8x 2.05 GHz - 3.13 GHz
+ Apple A13 Bionic
   6x - 2.66 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus)
   8x 2.42 GHz - 3.1 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
   8x 2.42 GHz - 2.84 GHz
+ Apple A12 Bionic
   6x - 2.49 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
   8x - 2.86 GHz
- HiSilicon Kirin 990
   8x - 2.86 GHz
- Samsung Exynos 990
   8x 2 GHz - 2.73 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
   8x 2.84 GHz
- Apple A11 Bionic
   6x - 2.39 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-12-22)