HiSilicon Kirin 980 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
HiSilicon Kirin 980 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
HiSilicon Kirin Family Qualcomm Snapdragon
HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/870
7 Generation 7
Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55 Architecture Kryo 585
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz A-Core Frequency 2.84 GHz
1.92 GHz B-Core Frequency 2.42 GHz
1.80 GHz C-Core Frequency 1.80 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

ARM Mali-G76 MP10 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
0.72 GHz GPU frequency 0.25 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 0.59 GHz
Bifrost 3 GPU Generation 6
7 nm Technology 7 nm
2 Max. displays 1
10 Execution units 2
160 Shader 512
4 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version 12.0

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-2133 Memory LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5500
8 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
4 Memory channels 4
-- Bandwidth 71.3 GB/s
No ECC No
L2 Cache 1.75 MB
2.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

6 W TDP (PL1) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 7 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Q4/2018 Release date Q4/2019
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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 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
681 (81%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
845 (100%)
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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 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2378 (74%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3220 (100%)
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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 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
ARM Mali-G76 MP10 @ 0.72 GHz
520 (42%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Qualcomm Adreno 650 @ 0.59 GHz
1250 (100%)
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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 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
598103 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

HiSilicon Kirin 980 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Huawei P30
Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei Honor 20
Huawei Honor 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Nova 5T
OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

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