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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 « - 2.86 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 990 compare - 2.86 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 820 compare1.84 - 2.36 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 820e compare1.84 - 2.22 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1.88 - 2.27 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 980 compare - 2.6 GHz8 / 8 cores 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 5.5, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
min: 1.102     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (85%)     max: 1.3 pt
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 11042     avg: 11669     median: 11668.5 (31%)     max: 12295 Points
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 20917     avg: 22323     median: 22343 (20%)     max: 23690 Points
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