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Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   28-02-2023
   Comprehensive comparison data of Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, testing of graphics processors (GPU). A thorough analysis of all the specifications of the SoCs, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests such as Vellamo, PassMark, 3DMark, AnTuTu, Neocore, Quadrant, PCMark, GFXBench, Geekbench, and how good the SoCs are in games Madout2, GTA, Call of Duty, Asphalt 9, Minecraft, PUBG, Fortnite etc.
   After looking at the data these tests and videos, you already be able to know which CPU is better to buy Snapdragon 850 or Kirin 980.

 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
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
Snapdragon 85020% Kirin 98025%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 85065% Kirin 98071%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 85019% Kirin 98022%

Antutu v10, 9

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 850 Kirin 980
Total score282308354810
CPU7903999354
GPU107274134833
MEM4517156759
UX5081563863

GeekBench 6, 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 850 Kirin 980
Single-Core638765
Multi-Core22362602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 850 Kirin 980
Frequency2960 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration8x2.96 GHz Kryo 3852x2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4x (Quad Channel)LPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency18661600
Memory bandwidth34.131.78
Neural Processor (NPU)NoNo
L1 cache384 KB512 KB
L2 cache768 KB512 KB
L3 cache2 MB4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.1-AARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 850 is 12% 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
GPUAdreno 630Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency650 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS712581.14
# of Cores18
# of Shader Units512
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 Mobile26.727.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)45.654.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra44.858.2
Call of Duty: Mobile38.240.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)35.446.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition59.474.3
Real Racing 356.487.3
Sniper 3D98.293.1
Need for Speed No Limits62.293.1
Mortal Kombat X71.466.9
CSR Racing 249.369.8
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 v10, 9 and GeekBench 6, 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution32 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution16 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 280
Video Encoding FPS6060
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264/AVC, H.265/HEVCH.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem21
Download speed1200 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed150 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou, QZSS, SBASGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportNoNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is better: 13
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 24
   You need to understand that you should not blindly trust the software comparison of the table. You can watch video from beginning to end of parallel testing and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Snapdragon 850 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu v10
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile
Kirin 980 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• Antutu v10
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile


Snapdragon 850 SoC Comparisons
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G96
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
• Vs Samsung Exynos 980
• Vs MediaTek Helio G85
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T612
• 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 MediaTek Helio G70
• Vs Apple A11 Bionic
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T700
• Vs Apple A10 Fusion
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 500
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T610
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
• Vs MediaTek Helio P90
• Vs MediaTek Helio P60
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 970
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T616
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
• Vs MediaTek Helio P70
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T606
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 710A
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 710F
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 710
• Vs MediaTek Helio G37
• Vs Samsung Exynos 850
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200
• Vs MediaTek Helio G36
• Vs Unisoc SC9863A1
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 685
• Vs Unisoc T750 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T603


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 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
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs Qualcomm QCS8250
• Vs Qualcomm QCS7230
• Vs Qualcomm QCS6490
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs Apple A17 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7020
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 685
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T760
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus
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