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HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Full compare data of benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed examination of GPUs Mali-G76 MP18 and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Kirin 990 5G is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76) and Kirin 980 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel benchmarking in special test applications such as Vellamo, Quadrant, GFXBench, AnTuTu 8, 3DMark, Mozilla Kraken, Octane V2, WebXPRT 3, Neocore, Geekbench 5, PassMark, PCMark, and how good the SoCs are in games Real Racing 3, Mortal Kombat, Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Fortnite, Sniper 3D, PUBG, Minecraft Bedrock etc.

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy Kirin 990 5G or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Need for Speed No Limits, Asphalt 9, Madout2.


 
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 980

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
Kirin 990 5G88% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Kirin 990 5G77% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Kirin 990 5G83% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Kirin 990 5G Kirin 980
Total score456731354810
CPU12788499354
GPU173566134833
MEM7307656759
UX8221163863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Kirin 990 5G Kirin 980
Single-Core945765
Multi-Core31182602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Kirin 990 5G Kirin 980
Frequency2860 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration2x2.86 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
2x2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR4x
Max. Memory12 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency16001600
Memory bandwidth31.7831.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache512 KB512 KB
L3 cache4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8-AARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Kirin 990 5G is 9% better than Kirin 980 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G76 MP18Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency950 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS581.14581.14
# of Cores1818
# of Shader Units
Display2560 x 1600 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile28.427.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)57.554.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra59.658.2
Call of Duty: Mobile43.640.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)50.746.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition77.274.3
Real Racing 374.587.3
Sniper 3D131.193.1
Need for Speed No Limits83.493.1
Mortal Kombat X86.466.9
CSR Racing 265.669.8
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution32 MP32 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)
Video Encoding FPS6060
Video Encoding resolution4K, 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, H.265/HEVCH.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
Modem2121
Download speed1400 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed900 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeidouGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G is better: 19
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 5
   You need to know that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of joint comparison and hear what people say who really appreciated the capabilities of both processors Kirin 990 5G and Kirin 980, as well as read the test results at the links below.
Kirin 990 5G SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
• Antutu 8
Kirin 980 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• Antutu 8
• GeekBench 5 mobile


Kirin 990 5G SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 810
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7510
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7520
• Vs Samsung Exynos 980
• Vs MediaTek Helio G85
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G


Kirin 980 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 600 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T740 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T760 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
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