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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which processor or chip is better? Comprehensive compare data of benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed examination of GPUs Adreno 650 and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Snapdragon 865 is octa-core (Kryo 585) and Kirin 980 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.

   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in special testing software like AnTuTu 8, Octane V2, Quadrant, Vellamo, Mozilla Kraken, GFXBench, Geekbench 5, WebXPRT 3, PCMark, 3DMark, PassMark, Neocore, and how good the SoCs are in games Minecraft Bedrock, Fortnite, Real Racing 3, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG, Mortal Kombat, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Sniper 3D etc.

   After looking at the data of all benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which SoCs is better to buy Snapdragon 865 or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Asphalt 9, Madout2, Need for Speed No Limits.


 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
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 86598% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 86580% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 86592% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 865 Kirin 980
Total score583551354810
CPU16340199354
GPU221754134833
MEM9337256759
UX10504763863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 865 Kirin 980
Single-Core934765
Multi-Core34352602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 865 Kirin 980
Frequency2840 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration8x2.84 GHz Kryo 5852x2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory type4x16bit, LPDDR5 LPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency27501600
Memory bandwidth4431.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB512 KB
L2 cache1 MB512 KB
L3 cache4 MB4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.2-AARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 865 is 8% 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 650Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency600 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS989581.14
# of Cores18
# of Shader Units512
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 Mobile29.427.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)62.854.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra58.658.2
Call of Duty: Mobile59.240.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)49.646.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition76.574.3
Real Racing 373.387.3
Sniper 3D111.393.1
Need for Speed No Limits93.893.1
Mortal Kombat X8566.9
CSR Racing 270.369.8
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 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution200 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution25 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 480
Video Encoding FPS96060
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System 5G21
Download speed7500 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationSBAS, NavIC enabled, Galileo, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, BeidouGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportNoNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is better: 32
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 6
   You need to understand that you should not blindly trust the automatic comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of joint comparison and listen to what people say who really appreciated the capabilities of both chipsets Snapdragon 865 and Kirin 980, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Snapdragon 865 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 865 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• 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 Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• 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 Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Apple M1
• 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• 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 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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