Huawei's Kirin 9000 SoC trades blows with the Samsung Exynos 1080 on AnTuTu
Now that we have a fairly decent idea about how Samsung and Qualcomm's flagship chips perform, it's time to focus on Huawei. The rumor mill has been mostly silent about Huawei's upcoming flagship SoC, the Kirin 9000. It has finally made its AnTuTu debut, and the results look quite impressive.
With the Huawei Mate 40 series' release date around the corner, it was only a matter of time before eagle-eyed leakers started combing popular benchmarking applications for it. Weibo stalwart Digital Chat Station has now posted an AnTuTu score that reportedly belongs to the Huawei Mate 40 Pro powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 9000 SoC. Its overall score of 693,605 is within spitting distance of Samsung's shiny new Exynos 1080, and significantly ahead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Digital Chat Station rounds things off by stating that the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is billed to come with a ~2K waterfall display clocked at 90Hz.
The Kirin 9000 has also made several appearances on Geekbench, posting average single and multi-core scores of 1,016 and 3,600, respectively. The Geekbench listing also tells us that the chip's maximum clock speed will be limited to 2.0 GHz. That is somewhat puzzling, as its predecessor -the Kirin 990-could easily hit 2.8GHz on its Cortex-A76 cores. A post by Ice Universe tells us that the Kirin 9000 uses four Cortex-A77 and Cortex-A55 cores with a maximum clock frequency of 3.1GHz. Interestingly enough, it also uses ARM's newest Mali-G78 GPU, so one can't help but wonder why Huawei decided to stick with older Cortex-A77 cores.