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MediaTek Dimensity 800U vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

MediaTek Dimensity 800U vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Comprehensive comparison data of benchmarks MediaTek Dimensity 800U vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed examination of GPUs Mali-G76 MP18 and Mali-G57 MC3.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Dimensity 800U is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76) and Kirin 980 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful review of all the specifications of the processors, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.

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

   After looking at the data of all benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy Dimensity 800U or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: Need for Speed No Limits, Asphalt 9, CSR Racing 2, Madout2.


 
MediaTek Dimensity 800U
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
Dimensity 800U66% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Dimensity 800U69% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Dimensity 800U61% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Dimensity 800U Kirin 980
Total score329621354810
CPU9229299354
GPU125254134833
MEM5274256759
UX5934163863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Dimensity 800U Kirin 980
Single-Core738765
Multi-Core25102602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Dimensity 800U Kirin 980
Frequency2400 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration4x2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x2.0 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)10 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR4x
Max. Memory12 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency21331600
Memory bandwidth17.0731.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache512 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 980 is 7% better than Dimensity 800U in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G57 MC3Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency650 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS512581.14
# of Cores318
# of Shader Units
Display2520 x 1080 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 Mobile30.327.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)42.654.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra53.358.2
Call of Duty: Mobile48.740.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)35.346.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition59.774.3
Real Racing 366.687.3
Sniper 3D101.393.1
Need for Speed No Limits95.993.1
Mortal Kombat X61.366.9
CSR Racing 258.669.8
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 resolution64 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution20 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)
Video Encoding FPS24060
Video Encoding resolution4K, 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, H.265/HEVCH.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
Modem5G Multi-Mode21
Download speed2300 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed1200 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationBeiDou B1I, QZSS L1CA, Glonass L1OF, Galileo E1, GPS L1CAGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which MediaTek Dimensity 800U is better: 13
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 25
   Please note that you do not need to blindly trust the automatic comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of joint comparison and hear what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips Dimensity 800U and Kirin 980, as well as read the test results at the links below.
Dimensity 800U 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


Dimensity 800U 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 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• 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 Samsung Exynos 9810
• Vs MediaTek Helio G80
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T618
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
• Vs Samsung Exynos 880
• Vs MediaTek Helio G70
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• 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 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 Unisoc Tiger T612
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• 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 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 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 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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