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Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Detailed data of speed tests and benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, comparison of GPUs Adreno 650 and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Snapdragon 870 5G is octa-core (Kryo 585 Prime) and Kirin 980 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A thorough analysis of all the specifications of the SoCs, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.

   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in special test applications such as Geekbench, AnTuTu 8, GFXBench, PassMark, PCMark, Mozilla Kraken, Vellamo, Neocore, WebXPRT 3, Quadrant, 3DMark, Octane V2, even the gaming performance of chips in Real Racing 3, Mortal Kombat, Sniper 3D, PUBG, Minecraft Bedrock, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Mobile etc.

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which chipset is better to buy Snapdragon 870 5G or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits, Madout2.

 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
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 870 5G98% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 870 5G83% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 870 5G91% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 870 5G Kirin 980
Total score703475354810
CPU198282113124
GPU247327119013
MEM11363566120
UX10327556088

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 870 5G Kirin 980
Single-Core1106765
Multi-Core38692602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 870 5G Kirin 980
Frequency3200 MHz2600 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
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 typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)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 870 5G is 18% 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 Frequency645 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS1348581.14
# of Cores18
# 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 Mobile26.427.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)82.254.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra50.358.2
Call of Duty: Mobile46.340.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)71.446.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition103.874.3
Real Racing 362.987.3
Sniper 3D95.693.1
Need for Speed No Limits90.593.1
Mortal Kombat X65.466.9
CSR Racing 265.469.8
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 resolution200 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution25 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.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.900 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: 28
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 10
   You need to know that you should not blindly trust the software comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of parallel testing and listen to what people say who really appreciated the capabilities of both chipsets Snapdragon 870 5G and Kirin 980, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
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