HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G

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HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G

CPU comparison

HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G or Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.22 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G was released in Q1/2021.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G was released in Q2/2021.
HiSilicon Kirin (29) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
HiSilicon Kirin 810/820 (3) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 780 (2)
6 Generation 4
Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55 Architecture Kryo 670
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.22 GHz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G has 8 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz.

HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.22 GHz
3x Cortex-A76
A-Core 2.40 GHz
1x Kryo 670 Prime
1.84 GHz
3x Cortex-A55
B-Core 2.20 GHz
3x Kryo 670 Gold
-- C-Core 1.90 GHz
4x Kryo 670 Silver

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
HUAWEI HiAI 2.0 AI hardware --
Da Vinci Architecture. Ascend D110 Lite AI specifications Hexagon 770 @ 12 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

ARM Mali-G57 MP6 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 642
0.85 GHz GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
Vallhall 1 GPU Generation 5
7 nm Technology 5 nm
2 Max. displays 1
6 Compute units 4
96 Shader 384
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
12 DirectX Version 12.0

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

ARM Mali-G57 MP6 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 642
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G supports a maximum of GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G can connect up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
LPDDR4X-2133 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory 16 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 2.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G has a TDP of 6 W, that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G is 5 W.

HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
6 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G has a 2.00 MB cache, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G cache has a total of 2.00 MB.

HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
7 nm Technology 5 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Android
Q1/2021 Release date Q2/2021
-- Release price --
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
ARM Mali-G57 MP6 @ 0.85 GHz
653 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
Qualcomm Adreno 642 @ 0.00 GHz
1 (0%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.22 GHz
351366 (69%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
509756 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.22 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
823 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.22 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3027 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.22 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1027 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.22 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2566 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.22 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
4849 (100%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.22 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
12 (100%)

Devices using this processor

HiSilicon Kirin 820E 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
Huawei Nova 7 SE
Huawei Nova 8
Unknown

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