HiSilicon Kirin 990 vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G

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 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.

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HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G - 2860 MHz8 / 8
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HiSilicon Kirin 820 compare1840 - 2360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 810 compare1880 - 2270 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 980 compare - 2600 MHz8 / 8
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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
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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-G76MP16 GPU, 2x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz) + 2x Cortex-A76 (2.36) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.95 GHz, big.LITTLE), Balong 5G Modem
iGPUARM Mali-G76 MP16 ( - 600 MHz)ARM Mali-G76 MP16 ( - 700 MHz)

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
min: 22857     avg: 35317     median: 35840.5 (41%)     max: 46731 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 4756     avg: 5166     median: 5166 (65%)     max: 5576 Points
min: 2497     avg: 4729     median: 5326 (67%)     max: 5766 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 4702     avg: 4918     median: 4917.5 (85%)     max: 5133 Points
min: 4836     avg: 5318     median: 5358 (93%)     max: 5721 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3891 Points (31%)
min: 1615     avg: 2579     median: 2578.5 (21%)     max: 3542 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5595 Points (51%)
min: 4881     avg: 5643     median: 5643 (51%)     max: 6405 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
19729 Points (39%)
min: 19287     avg: 20143     median: 20143 (39%)     max: 20999 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
9053 Points (18%)
min: 9013     avg: 9236     median: 9235.5 (19%)     max: 9458 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11581 Points (30%)
min: 11042     avg: 11669     median: 11668.5 (31%)     max: 12295 Points
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%)
min: 3984     avg: 3992     median: 3991.5 (62%)     max: 3999
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
11615 (28%)
min: 11812     avg: 12006     median: 12005.5 (29%)     max: 12199
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3865     avg: 3882     median: 3881.5 (58%)     max: 3898
min: 3915     avg: 3925     median: 3925 (58%)     max: 3935
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11885     avg: 12083     median: 12082.5 (21%)     max: 12280
min: 12324     avg: 12549     median: 12549 (22%)     max: 12774
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
783 (52%)
769 (51%)
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
3059 (19%)
3083 (19%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 759     avg: 770     median: 770 (48%)     max: 781
min: 755     avg: 771     median: 772.5 (48%)     max: 783
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2893     avg: 2978     median: 2977.5 (24%)     max: 3062
min: 2972     avg: 3077     median: 3076.5 (25%)     max: 3183
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1962.5     avg: 2154     median: 2153.7 (4%)     max: 2344.9 ms
min: 1913.5     avg: 2083     median: 2066.5 (3%)     max: 2287 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 19885     avg: 21727     median: 21726.5 (37%)     max: 23568 Points
min: 20917     avg: 22323     median: 22343 (38%)     max: 23690 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 70955     avg: 85363     median: 85363 (77%)     max: 99771 Points
min: 67274     avg: 75033     median: 73056 (66%)     max: 86746 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 62954     avg: 81672     median: 81672 (67%)     max: 100390 Points
min: 66292     avg: 98762     median: 103022 (84%)     max: 122714 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 110095     avg: 135414     median: 135414 (36%)     max: 160733 Points
min: 159628     avg: 167229     median: 167842 (44%)     max: 173605 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 136219     avg: 143683     median: 143682 (77%)     max: 151146 Points
min: 136344     avg: 145447     median: 145294 (77%)     max: 154856 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 409039     avg: 446132     median: 446132 (59%)     max: 483224 Points
min: 450373     avg: 486472     median: 483829 (64%)     max: 527856 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
261357 Points (34%)
261357 Points (34%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 5756     avg: 7469     median: 7469 (39%)     max: 9182 Points
min: 5869     avg: 7653     median: 7653 (40%)     max: 9437 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
29072 Points (100%)
29206 Points (100%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 8636     avg: 9479     median: 9479 (62%)     max: 10322 Points
min: 8512     avg: 10025     median: 10038.5 (66%)     max: 11509 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 10918     avg: 12433     median: 12432.5 (62%)     max: 13947 Points
min: 10628     avg: 12766     median: 12810 (64%)     max: 14814 Points

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G → 102% n=30

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