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HiSilicon Kirin 990E vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

HiSilicon Kirin 990E vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which chip or processor is better? Full compare data of benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990E vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed testing of GPUs Mali-G76 MP12 and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Kirin 990E 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 review of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel benchmarking in software tests such as AnTuTu, WebXPRT 3, Neocore, Vellamo, Geekbench 5, PCMark, PassMark, GFXBench, Octane V2, 3DMark, Quadrant, Mozilla Kraken, even the gaming performance of chips in Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Minecraft Bedrock, Mortal Kombat, Real Racing 3, PUBG, Fortnite, Sniper 3D etc.

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processors is better to buy Kirin 990E or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Need for Speed No Limits, Asphalt 9, Madout2.


 
HiSilicon Kirin 990E
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 990E84% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Kirin 990E77% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Kirin 990E77% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Kirin 990E Kirin 980
Total score433894354810
CPU12148799354
GPU164888134833
MEM6942456759
UX7810863863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Kirin 990E Kirin 980
Single-Core929765
Multi-Core30682602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Kirin 990E Kirin 980
Frequency2860 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count10300 millions
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 990E 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 MP12Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency800 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS489.38581.14
# of Cores1218
# 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 Mobile28.627.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)56.354.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra58.758.2
Call of Duty: Mobile42.340.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)47.846.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition77.874.3
Real Racing 3102.787.3
Sniper 3D111.593.1
Need for Speed No Limits93.993.1
Mortal Kombat X67.566.9
CSR Racing 264.669.8
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
Modem5G NR21
Download speed2300 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed1250 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 990E is better: 24
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 6
   You need to know that you should not blindly trust the software comparison on the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of joint comparison and hear what people say who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips Kirin 990E and Kirin 980, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Kirin 990E SoC - all data

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

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


Kirin 990E SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• 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 MediaTek Dimensity 600 5G
• 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 MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T760 Tanggula
• 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 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 8000-Max
• 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 990 5G
• 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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