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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs HiSilicon Kirin 985 benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs HiSilicon Kirin 985

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Detailed data of speed tests and benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs HiSilicon Kirin 985, compare of GPUs Adreno 660 and Mali-G77 MP8.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Snapdragon 888 is octa-core (Cortex-X1 3x2.42) and Kirin 985 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A thorough analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.

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

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processors is better to buy Snapdragon 888 or Kirin 985 and which chip is better for gaming: Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits, Madout2, CSR Racing 2.


 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
HiSilicon Kirin 985

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 88899% Kirin 98582%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 88884% Kirin 98577%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 88894% Kirin 98577%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 888 Kirin 985
Total score863876423580
CPU241883118598
GPU328267160953
MEM13821667777
UX15550676252

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 888 Kirin 985
Single-Core1169880
Multi-Core36872995

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 888 Kirin 985
Frequency2840 MHz2580 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
1x2.58 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
3x2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)LPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency27501600
Memory bandwidth4434.1
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 888 is 9% better than Kirin 985 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUAdreno 660Mali-G77 MP8
GPU Frequency700 MHz800 MHz
GFloPS1486628
# of Cores8
# 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 Mobile27.527.6
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)84.854.1
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra51.956.2
Call of Duty: Mobile47.341.2
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)72.245.6
Minecraft: Pocket Edition105.575.1
Real Racing 364.998.4
Sniper 3D67.5106.8
Need for Speed No Limits72.789.9
Mortal Kombat X75.373.1
CSR Racing 272.773.1
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 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution64 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 580
Video Encoding FPS6060
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF System 5G21
Download speed7500 MBit/s.1277 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.175 MBit/s.
NavigationGNSS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, NavIC enabled, Beidou, Galileo, Dual frequency GNSSGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is better: 31
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 985 is better: 9
   You need to understand that you should not blindly trust the automatic comparison of the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of parallel comparison and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
Snapdragon 888 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
Kirin 985 SoC - all data

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


Snapdragon 888 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• 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 Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• 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 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• 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 HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G


Kirin 985 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 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 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 MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T760 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• 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 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• 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
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