Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ CPU1 vs CPU2 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ HiSilicon Kirin 9000

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ and the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 8 core processor released in Q3/2020 with the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2020.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (104) Family HiSilicon Kirin (29)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/870 (3) CPU group HiSilicon Kirin 9000 (2)
7 Generation 9
Kryo 585 Architecture Cortex-A77 / Cortex-A55
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.10 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The HiSilicon Kirin 9000 clocks with 3.13 GHz, has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.10 GHz
1x Kryo 585 Prime
A-Core 3.13 GHz
1x Cortex-A77
2.42 GHz
3x Kryo 585 Gold
B-Core 2.54 GHz
3x Cortex-A77
1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 585 Silver
C-Core 2.05 GHz
4x Cortex-A55

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 9000
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon 698 @ 15 TOPS AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU ARM Mali-G78 MP24
0.25 GHz GPU frequency 0.76 GHz
0.67 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation Vallhall 2
7 nm Technology 5 nm
1 Max. displays 1
2 Compute units 24
512 Shader 384
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
12.0 DirectX Version 12

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.

Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU ARM Mali-G78 MP24
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 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, while the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 supports a maximum of GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of -- enabled.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 9000
LPDDR5-5500, LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR5-2750, LPDDR4X-2133
16 GB Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
44.0 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ has a TDP of 10 W. The TDP of the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 is --. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 9000
10 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ has 5.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of HiSilicon Kirin 9000 is at 0.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 5 nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 9000
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
Q3/2020 Release date Q4/2020
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (93%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (87%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
985 (93%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
1063 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
3275 (87%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
3767 (100%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Qualcomm Adreno 650 @ 0.67 GHz
1418 (61%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
ARM Mali-G78 MP24 @ 0.76 GHz
2332 (100%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
616032 (90%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
683679 (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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
1248 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
3129 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
0 (0%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
716498 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
0 (0%)

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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
15 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ HiSilicon Kirin 9000
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 T870
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 T875
ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
Unknown

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