HiSilicon Kirin 990 vs HiSilicon Kirin 820

HiSilicon Kirin 990

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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.

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.

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HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G compare - 2860 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 990 - 2860 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 8201840 - 2360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1880 - 2270 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 980 compare - 2600 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G compare - 2860 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 990 - 2860 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 8201840 - 2360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1880 - 2270 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 980 compare - 2600 MHz8 / 8
<=2860 MHz1840 - 2360 MHz
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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), 4G 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 ( - 600 MHz)ARM Mali-G57 MP6

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
57.7 pt (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 19565     avg: 31512     median: 31512 (36%)     max: 43459 Points
41610 Points (48%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 4756     avg: 5166     median: 5166 (65%)     max: 5576 Points
4642 Points (58%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 4702     avg: 4918     median: 4917.5 (85%)     max: 5133 Points
4637 Points (80%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3891 Points (31%)
4235 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5595 Points (51%)
5223 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
19729 Points (39%)
17014 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
9053 Points (18%)
7277 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11581 Points (30%)
9969 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
10281 (16%)
10281 (16%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3272 (67%)
3272 (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
3910 (61%)
3910 (61%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
11615 (28%)
11615 (28%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3865     avg: 3882     median: 3881.5 (58%)     max: 3898
3113 (46%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11885     avg: 12083     median: 12082.5 (21%)     max: 12280
9860 (17%)
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
783 (52%)
783 (52%)
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
3059 (19%)
3059 (19%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 759     avg: 770     median: 770 (48%)     max: 781
642 (40%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2893     avg: 2978     median: 2977.5 (24%)     max: 3062
2434 (20%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1962.5     avg: 2154     median: 2153.7 (4%)     max: 2344.9 ms
2254 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 19885     avg: 21727     median: 21726.5 (37%)     max: 23568 Points
19727 Points (33%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 70955     avg: 85363     median: 85363 (77%)     max: 99771 Points
68406 Points (62%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 62954     avg: 81672     median: 81672 (67%)     max: 100390 Points
52226 Points (43%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 110095     avg: 135414     median: 135414 (36%)     max: 160733 Points
117476 Points (31%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 136219     avg: 143683     median: 143682 (77%)     max: 151146 Points
131099 Points (70%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 409039     avg: 446132     median: 446132 (59%)     max: 483224 Points
369207 Points (49%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
261357 Points (34%)
238069 Points (31%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 5756     avg: 7469     median: 7469 (39%)     max: 9182 Points
8006 Points (42%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
29072 Points (100%)
22692 Points (78%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 8636     avg: 9479     median: 9479 (62%)     max: 10322 Points
9527 Points (62%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 10918     avg: 12433     median: 12432.5 (62%)     max: 13947 Points
13099 Points (66%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 820 → 93% n=30

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)