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Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which processor or chip is better? Comprehensive comparison data of benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G, speed testing of GPUs Mali-G57 MP6 and Adreno 650.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Snapdragon 870 5G is octa-core (Kryo 585 Prime) and Kirin 820 5G is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics of the chips, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.

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

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which chip is better to buy Snapdragon 870 5G or Kirin 820 5G and which chip is better for gaming: Asphalt 9, Madout2, Need for Speed No Limits, CSR Racing 2.

 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G

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 870 5G98% Kirin 820 5G74%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 870 5G83% Kirin 820 5G76%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 870 5G91% Kirin 820 5G71%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 870 5G Kirin 820 5G
Total score703475371861
CPU198282118605
GPU247327124845
MEM11363569518
UX10327559014

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 870 5G Kirin 820 5G
Single-Core1106802
Multi-Core38692727

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 870 5G Kirin 820 5G
Frequency3200 MHz2360 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 Prime
3x2.48 GHz Kryo 585 Gold
4x2.0 GHz Kryo 585 Silver
1x2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
3x2.22 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
3x1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)10 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)LPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency27501600
Memory bandwidth4431.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.2-AARMv8.2-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 870 5G is 26% better than Kirin 820 5G in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUAdreno 650Mali-G57 MP6
GPU Frequency645 MHz850 MHz
GFloPS1348846
# of Cores6
# of Shader Units512
Display3840 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 Mobile26.429.7
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)82.257.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra50.347.6
Call of Duty: Mobile46.339.6
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)71.448.9
Minecraft: Pocket Edition103.874.7
Real Racing 362.971.4
Sniper 3D95.690.4
Need for Speed No Limits90.566.6
Mortal Kombat X65.454.7
CSR Racing 265.457.1
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 MP48 MP
Dual Camera resolution25 MP24 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 480
Video Encoding FPS6060
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (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 X55 Modem-RF System 5G21
Download speed7500 MBit/s.7350 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.3400 MBit/s.
NavigationBeidou, GPS, Galileo, NavIC enabled, Dual frequency GNSS, QZSS, GNSS, SBAS, GLONASSGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G is better: 33
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G is better: 6
   You need to know that you should not blindly trust the automatic comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of joint testing and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both processors Snapdragon 870 5G and Kirin 820 5G, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
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