HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

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 980

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The HiSilicon Kirin 980 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablets, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in late 2018. It integrates eight CPU cores in three clusters. The performance cluster contains two Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.6 GHz, the balanced cluster contains also two Cortex-A76 cores but with only up to 1.92 GHz and finally the power saving cluster contains four small ARM Cortex-A53 cores with up to 1.8 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a modern LTE radio with Cat 21/18 (max. 1400 Mbps download, 200 Mbps upload), 2x faster dual ISP (versus 970), a LPDDR4X 2133 MHz memory controller (34.1 GB/s versus 29.9 GB/s of the Kirin 970) and a 2160p30 H.265 video encoder (2160p60 decoding). The Kirin 980 is produced in the modern 7nm process at TSMC as the first Android SoC (after the Apple A12).

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5GHiSilicon Kirin 980
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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 820 compare1.84 - 2.36 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1.88 - 2.27 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 9800 - 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 820 compare1.84 - 2.36 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1.88 - 2.27 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
» HiSilicon Kirin 9800 - 2.6 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A76/-A55
<=2860 MHz <=2600 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
10300 6900
7 7
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-G76 GPU, 2x Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz) + 2x Cortex-A76 (1.92) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x LTE Dual-SIM (1.4 Gbps down Cat21)
iGPUARM Mali-G76 MP16 ( - 700 MHz)ARM Mali-G76 MP10 ( - 720 MHz)
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 980
46.4 pt (73%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 22857     avg: 35317     median: 35840.5 (37%)     max: 46731 Points
min: 19993     avg: 27047     median: 23103.5 (24%)     max: 37164 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 2497     avg: 4729     median: 5326 (67%)     max: 5766 Points
min: 2227     avg: 3461     median: 3426.5 (43%)     max: 4917 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 4836     avg: 5318     median: 5358 (93%)     max: 5721 Points
min: 2421     avg: 3580     median: 3726 (65%)     max: 4997 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 1615     avg: 2579     median: 2578.5 (21%)     max: 3542 Points
min: 1576     avg: 2232     median: 2231.5 (18%)     max: 2887 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 4881     avg: 5643     median: 5643 (51%)     max: 6405 Points
min: 2969     avg: 5181     median: 5180.5 (47%)     max: 7392 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 19287     avg: 20143     median: 20143 (39%)     max: 20999 Points
min: 15206     avg: 16273     median: 16273 (32%)     max: 17340 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 9013     avg: 9236     median: 9235.5 (19%)     max: 9458 Points
min: 7157     avg: 7523     median: 7523 (15%)     max: 7889 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 11042     avg: 11669     median: 11668.5 (31%)     max: 12295 Points
min: 8578     avg: 9588     median: 9587.5 (25%)     max: 10597 Points
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%)
min: 8473     avg: 8680     median: 8679.5 (14%)     max: 8886
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
0 (0%)
min: 2922     avg: 2994     median: 2994 (61%)     max: 3066
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3984     avg: 3992     median: 3991.5 (62%)     max: 3999
min: 3563     avg: 3601     median: 3601 (56%)     max: 3639
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11812     avg: 12006     median: 12005.5 (29%)     max: 12199
min: 9577     avg: 9735     median: 9734.5 (24%)     max: 9892
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3915     avg: 3925     median: 3925 (54%)     max: 3935
min: 3207     avg: 3303     median: 3314 (45%)     max: 3378
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12324     avg: 12549     median: 12549 (20%)     max: 12774
min: 9547     avg: 9838     median: 9854 (16%)     max: 10024
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
769 (46%)
min: 685     avg: 696     median: 695.5 (41%)     max: 707
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
3083 (19%)
min: 2347     avg: 2474     median: 2500 (15%)     max: 2549
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 755     avg: 771     median: 772.5 (43%)     max: 783
min: 706     avg: 707     median: 707 (39%)     max: 708
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2972     avg: 3077     median: 3076.5 (18%)     max: 3183
min: 2553     avg: 2558     median: 2558 (15%)     max: 2563
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1913.5     avg: 2083     median: 2066.5 (3%)     max: 2287 ms
min: 1947.9     avg: 2176     median: 2053.6 (3%)     max: 3098.1 ms
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
min: 20618     avg: 21733     median: 21603.5 (34%)     max: 23285 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 245662     avg: 250407     median: 250848 (85%)     max: 254229 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 11778     avg: 12812     median: 12802.5 (39%)     max: 13886 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 58671     avg: 64368     median: 65652 (81%)     max: 69666 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 95964     avg: 110298     median: 111697 (35%)     max: 122632 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 101537     avg: 108108     median: 106863 (65%)     max: 117617 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 268359     avg: 295586     median: 295634 (52%)     max: 322616 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 67274     avg: 75033     median: 73056 (66%)     max: 86746 Points
min: 66660     avg: 67111     median: 67110.5 (61%)     max: 67561 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 66292     avg: 98762     median: 103022 (83%)     max: 122714 Points
min: 71845     avg: 71918     median: 71917.5 (58%)     max: 71990 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 159628     avg: 167229     median: 167842 (44%)     max: 173605 Points
min: 135337     avg: 137666     median: 137666 (36%)     max: 139995 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 136344     avg: 145447     median: 145294 (74%)     max: 154856 Points
min: 136978     avg: 137360     median: 137360 (70%)     max: 137741 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 450373     avg: 486472     median: 483829 (64%)     max: 527856 Points
min: 410820     avg: 414054     median: 414054 (55%)     max: 417287 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 246439     avg: 246733     median: 246733 (32%)     max: 247027 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 5869     avg: 7653     median: 7653 (40%)     max: 9437 Points
min: 4919     avg: 7101     median: 7789 (41%)     max: 7905 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
29206 Points (94%)
0 Points (0%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 8512     avg: 10025     median: 10038.5 (66%)     max: 11509 Points
min: 7567     avg: 8433     median: 8147.5 (53%)     max: 9326 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 10628     avg: 12766     median: 12810 (64%)     max: 14814 Points
min: 9728     avg: 11164     median: 10243.5 (51%)     max: 13531 Points

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 980 → 81% n=27

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