HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 820

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G

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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.

HiSilicon Kirin 820

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The HiSilicon Kirin 820 is a ARM-based mid-range Octa-Core-SoC for Android based smartphones and tablets. It was announced mid 2020 and contains 8 processor cores. One fast ARM Cortex-A76 core with up to 2.36 GHz, three addition A76 cores at up to 2.22 (as the old Kirin 810) and four efficiency Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.88 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a 5G modem and a fast mid-range ARM Mali-G57 MP6 graphics card. For AI acceleration, the Kirin 820 integrates a DaVinci NPU.

The performance of the CPU part in our tests was slightly higher than the old Kirin 810 (thanks to the fast performance core). Huawei advertises 27% performance advantage for the CPU. The NPU and GPU have bigger performance gains with 73% and 38% more power.

The chip should also integrate Bluetooth 5 and WiFi 6.

The SoC is manufactured in the modern 7nm process at TSMC and therefore should be very energy efficient.

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5GHiSilicon Kirin 820
HiSilicon HiSilicon
Cortex-A76/-A55Cortex-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 8201.84 - 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
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G0 - 2.86 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 990 compare0 - 2.86 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
» HiSilicon Kirin 8201.84 - 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
<=2860 MHz1840 - 2360 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
10300
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ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, 2x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz) + 2x Cortex-A76 (2.36) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.95 GHz, big.LITTLE), Balong 5G ModemARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU, 1x Cortex-A76 up to 2.36 GHz, 3x A76 nup to 2.2 GHz, 4x A55 up to 1.84 GHz, big.LITTLE, 5G TDD/FDD, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 6, AGPS, Glonass, Baidou
iGPUARM Mali-G76 MP16 ( - 700 MHz)ARM Mali-G57 MP6
ArchitectureARMARM

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - Kirin 990 5G
56.3 pt (89%)
Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - Kirin 820
50.1 pt (79%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 22857     avg: 35317     median: 35840.5 (37%)     max: 46731 Points
41610 Points (43%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 2497     avg: 4729     median: 5326 (67%)     max: 5766 Points
4642 Points (58%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 4836     avg: 5318     median: 5358 (93%)     max: 5721 Points
4637 Points (80%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 1615     avg: 2579     median: 2578.5 (21%)     max: 3542 Points
4235 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 4881     avg: 5643     median: 5643 (51%)     max: 6405 Points
5223 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 19287     avg: 20143     median: 20143 (39%)     max: 20999 Points
17014 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 9013     avg: 9236     median: 9235.5 (19%)     max: 9458 Points
7277 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 11042     avg: 11669     median: 11668.5 (31%)     max: 12295 Points
9969 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3984     avg: 3992     median: 3991.5 (62%)     max: 3999
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11812     avg: 12006     median: 12005.5 (29%)     max: 12199
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3915     avg: 3925     median: 3925 (54%)     max: 3935
3113 (42%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12324     avg: 12549     median: 12549 (20%)     max: 12774
9860 (16%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
769 (46%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
3083 (19%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 755     avg: 771     median: 772.5 (43%)     max: 783
642 (35%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2972     avg: 3077     median: 3076.5 (18%)     max: 3183
2434 (14%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1913.5     avg: 2083     median: 2066.5 (3%)     max: 2287 ms
2254 ms (4%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
345 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 20917     avg: 22323     median: 22343 (35%)     max: 23690 Points
19727 Points (31%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 67274     avg: 75033     median: 73056 (66%)     max: 86746 Points
68406 Points (62%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 66292     avg: 98762     median: 103022 (83%)     max: 122714 Points
52226 Points (42%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 159628     avg: 167229     median: 167842 (44%)     max: 173605 Points
117476 Points (31%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 136344     avg: 145447     median: 145294 (74%)     max: 154856 Points
131099 Points (66%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 450373     avg: 486472     median: 483829 (64%)     max: 527856 Points
369207 Points (49%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
238069 Points (31%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 5869     avg: 7653     median: 7653 (40%)     max: 9437 Points
8006 Points (42%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
29206 Points (94%)
22692 Points (73%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 8512     avg: 10025     median: 10038.5 (66%)     max: 11509 Points
9527 Points (62%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 10628     avg: 12766     median: 12810 (64%)     max: 14814 Points
13099 Points (66%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 820 → 90% n=23

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