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Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Snapdragon 875 vs Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which chip or processor is better? Detailed comparison data of benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed examination of GPUs Adreno 660 and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Snapdragon 875 is octa-core (Cortex-X1) and Kirin 980 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table.

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

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processors is better to buy Snapdragon 875 or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: Madout2, Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits, CSR Racing 2.


 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
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 87599% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 87596% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 87596% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 875 Kirin 980
Total score892580354810
CPU24992499354
GPU339178134833
MEM14280256759
UX16065563863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 875 Kirin 980
Single-Core1404765
Multi-Core49042602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 875 Kirin 980
Frequency2840 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1
3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
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 bandwidth51.231.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB512 KB
L2 cache1 MB512 KB
L3 cache4 MB4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.4-AARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 875 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 660Mali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency700 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS1486581.14
# 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 Mobile34.827.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)105.854.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra63.458.2
Call of Duty: Mobile58.440.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)90.546.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition130.574.3
Real Racing 3126.887.3
Sniper 3D139.593.1
Need for Speed No Limits88.893.1
Mortal Kombat X91.966.9
CSR Racing 276.169.8
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 resolution36 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 X57 Modem-RF System 5G21
Download speed15000 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed6000 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationBeidou, NavIC enabled, SBAS, GPS, GNSS, Galileo, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASSGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is better: 34
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 5
   You need to know that you should not sightlessly trust the automatic comparison of the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of parallel comparison and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both processors think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Snapdragon 875 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 875 SoC Comparisons
• Vs A12Z Bionic
• Vs Snapdragon 888
• Vs Kirin 9000
• Vs Kirin 9000E
• Vs Exynos 1080
• Vs A12X Bionic
• Vs Exynos 2100
• Vs Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Snapdragon 865
• Vs A14 Bionic
• Vs Dimensity 1000L
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs Exynos 990
• Vs Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Kirin 990E
• Vs Dimensity 1000C
• Vs Kirin 985
• Vs A12 Bionic
• Vs Dimensity 820
• Vs Exynos 9 9820
• Vs Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Exynos 9825
• Vs Snapdragon 768G
• Vs Dimensity 800
• Vs Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs Dimensity 800U
• 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 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 875 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200


Kirin 980 SoC Comparisons
• 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 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
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
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