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Samsung Exynos 1080 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Samsung Exynos 1080 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Comprehensive compare data of benchmarks Samsung Exynos 1080 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed examination of GPUs Mali-G78 MP24 and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Exynos 1080 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A78) and Kirin 980 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 CPUs, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.

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

   After reading the results of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which SoCs is better to buy Exynos 1080 or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: Madout2, CSR Racing 2, Need for Speed No Limits, Asphalt 9.


 
Samsung Exynos 1080
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
Exynos 108099% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Exynos 108091% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Exynos 108097% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Exynos 1080 Kirin 980
Total score676347354810
CPU18937899354
GPU257014134833
MEM10820956759
UX12174363863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Exynos 1080 Kirin 980
Single-Core1023765
Multi-Core37312602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Exynos 1080 Kirin 980
Frequency3000 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration4x3.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A78
4x3.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
2x2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)9 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4x
Max. Memory8 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency18661600
Memory bandwidth4431.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache512 KB
L3 cache4 MB4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.3-AARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Exynos 1080 is 13% 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
GPUMali-G78 MP24Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency650 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS1076581.14
# of Cores2418
# of Shader Units
Display4096 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 Mobile25.527.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)79.554.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra47.758.2
Call of Duty: Mobile43.140.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)67.746.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition99.774.3
Real Racing 359.687.3
Sniper 3D76.393.1
Need for Speed No Limits57.293.1
Mortal Kombat X69.266.9
CSR Racing 266.869.8
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 resolution240 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution48 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)
Video Encoding FPS12060
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, 10-bit H.265/HEVC, VP9H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemExynos Modem 520021
Download speed14000 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed12000 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo, QZSS, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, SBASGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportNoNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Samsung Exynos 1080 is better: 28
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 10
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of parallel comparison and hear what people say who really appreciated the capabilities of both chipsets Exynos 1080 and Kirin 980, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Exynos 1080 SoC - all data

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

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


Exynos 1080 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• 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 Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• 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 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 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Samsung Exynos 1080 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• 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 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 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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