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HiSilicon Kirin 990

HiSilicon Kirin 990

The HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G 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 2.09 GHz and finally the power saving cluster contains four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores with up to 1.86 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a neural processor (1 + 1 cores) for AI tasks and a ARM Mali-G76 MP16 GPU clcoked at up to 600 MHz. Compared to the 5G version, the 4G Kirin 990 integrates a fast 4G modem and is slightly lower clocked (2 of the 3 clusters and the GPU).

The Kirin 990 is produced in the modern 7nm process at TSMC.

SeriesHiSilicon
CodenameCortex-A76/-A55
Series: Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G compare - 2860 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 990 - 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 Count8000 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), 4G Modem
GPUARM Mali-G76 MP16 ( - 600 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/06/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
57.8 pt (86%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 4756     avg: 5166     median: 5166 (65%)     max: 5576 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 4702     avg: 4918     median: 4917.5 (85%)     max: 5133 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2893     avg: 2978     median: 2977.5 (24%)     max: 3062 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1962.5     avg: 2154     median: 2153.7 (4%)     max: 2344.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 19885     avg: 21727     median: 21726.5 (41%)     max: 23568 Points
AnTuTu v8 - UX
min: 70955     avg: 85363     median: 85363 (77%)     max: 99771 Points
AnTuTu v8 - MEM
min: 62954     avg: 81672     median: 81672 (67%)     max: 100390 Points
AnTuTu v8 - CPU
min: 136219     avg: 143683     median: 143682 (77%)     max: 151146 Points
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
min: 409039     avg: 446132     median: 446132 (59%)     max: 483224 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 5756     avg: 7469     median: 7469 (39%)     max: 9182 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
29072 Points (100%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 8636     avg: 9479     median: 9479 (62%)     max: 10322 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 10918     avg: 12433     median: 12432.5 (62%)     max: 13947 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor

Honor Play4 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.57")
» Honor Play4 Pro - External Review

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

Huawei Mate 30 Pro (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 6.53")
» Huawei Mate 30 Pro Smartphone Review: A strong smartphone even without Google - Review
» Huawei Mate 30 Pro - External Review

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 10.8")
» Huawei MatePad Pro (5G) 10.8 tablet review - An Android alternative to the Apple iPad Pro 11? - Review
» Huawei MatePad Pro 10 - External 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
» Huawei DK3.5+ST
   
» 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
+ 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)