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HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 benchmark which processor is better

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Detailed data of speed tests and benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, compare of GPUs Adreno 660 and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Kirin 990 5G is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76) and Snapdragon 888 is octa-core (Cortex-X1 3x2.42). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful analysis of all the specifications of the processors, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.

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

   After looking at the data of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which chip is better to buy Kirin 990 5G or Snapdragon 888 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Madout2, Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits.

 
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

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% Snapdragon 88899%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Kirin 990 5G77% Snapdragon 88884%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Kirin 990 5G83% Snapdragon 88894%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Kirin 990 5G Snapdragon 888
Total score456731719358
CPU145457215138
GPU153240268153
MEM85197123249
UX72537111968

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Kirin 990 5G Snapdragon 888
Single-Core9451169
Multi-Core31183687

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Kirin 990 5G Snapdragon 888
Frequency2860 MHz2840 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm5 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration2x2.86 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)6 W10 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)
Max. Memory12 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency16002750
Memory bandwidth31.7844
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache512 KB1 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8-AARMv8.2-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 0% better than Snapdragon 888 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G76 MP18Adreno 660
GPU Frequency950 MHz700 MHz
GFloPS581.141486
# of Cores18
# of Shader Units512
Display2560 x 1600 pixels3840 x 2160 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 Mobile28.427.5
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)57.584.8
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra59.651.9
Call of Duty: Mobile43.647.3
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)50.772.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition77.2105.5
Real Racing 374.564.9
Sniper 3D131.167.5
Need for Speed No Limits83.472.7
Mortal Kombat X86.475.3
CSR Racing 265.672.7
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 MP200 MP
Dual Camera resolution64 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 580
Video Encoding FPS6060
Video Encoding resolution4K, 2K, FullHD8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, H.265/HEVCDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10


Networks and Navigation
Modem21Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF System 5G
Download speed1400 MBit/s.7500 MBit/s.
Upload speed900 MBit/s.3000 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeidouGNSS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, NavIC enabled, Beidou, Galileo, Dual frequency GNSS
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportNoYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G is better: 11
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is better: 29
   Please note that you do not need to blindly trust the automatic comparison on the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of parallel testing and hear what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips Kirin 990 5G and Snapdragon 888, as well as read the test results at the links below.
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