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Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   26-08-2021
   Comprehensive compare data of Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, testing of graphics chips (GPU). A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications of the CPUs, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like GFXBench, PCMark, 3DMark, Neocore, PassMark, Vellamo, Geekbench, Quadrant, AnTuTu, and how good the CPUs are in games GTA, Madout2, Minecraft, Fortnite, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty, PUBG etc.
   After looking at the data of all tests and videos, you already be able to know which SoCs is better to buy Snapdragon 860 or Kirin 980.


 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
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 86074% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 86082% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 86072% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 860 Kirin 980
Total score441828354810
CPU12370999354
GPU167894134833
MEM7070156759
UX7952063863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 860 Kirin 980
Single-Core768765
Multi-Core27652602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 860 Kirin 980
Frequency2960 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 Prime
3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 Gold
4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485 Silver
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 typeLPDDR4x (Quad Channel)LPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency21331600
Memory bandwidth34.131.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB512 KB
L2 cache1 MB512 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 860 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 640Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency750 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS986581.14
# of Cores18
# of Shader Units384
Display2840 x 2160 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 Mobile27.127.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)55.254.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra57.558.2
Call of Duty: Mobile42.140.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)49.446.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition74.774.3
Real Racing 372.587.3
Sniper 3D126.393.1
Need for Speed No Limits80.693.1
Mortal Kombat X83.166.9
CSR Racing 263.469.8
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 resolution192 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution22 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 380
Video Encoding FPS6060
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem21
Download speed2048 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed316 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationBeidou, SBAS, GLONASS, Galileo, GNSS, NavIC enabled, Dual frequency GNSS, GPS, QZSSGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 is better: 28
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 11
   Please note that you do not need to blindly trust the automatic comparison on the table. You can watch video from beginning to end of joint testing and hear what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both chipsets, as well as read the test results at the links below.
Snapdragon 860 SoC - all data

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

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


Snapdragon 860 SoC Comparisons
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• 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 870 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• 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 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 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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