HiSilicon Kirin 980 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The HiSilicon Kirin 980 has 8 CPU cores and can process 8 threads at the same time. The processor was presented in Q4/2018 and is based on the 7. Generation of the HiSilicon Kirin series. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the HiSilicon Kirin 980 achieved a result of 681 points (single-core) or 2,576 points (multi-core).
HiSilicon Kirin 980

At a glance

Name: HiSilicon Kirin 980
Family: HiSilicon Kirin (29)
CPU group: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (2)
Architecture: Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55
Technology: 7 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 7
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The HiSilicon Kirin 980 has 8 cores. The clock frequency of the HiSilicon Kirin 980 is 2.60 GHz. An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Cortex-A76
B-Core: 2x Cortex-A76
C-Core: 4x Cortex-A55
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.60 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.92 GHz
C-Core Frequency: 1.80 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The HiSilicon Kirin 980 has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 has the ARM Mali-G76 MP10 installed, which has 10 streaming multiprocessors (160 shaders).

GPU name: ARM Mali-G76 MP10
GPU frequency: 0.72 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 10
Shader: 160
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2018
Max. displays: 2
Generation: Bifrost 3
Direct X: 12
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The HiSilicon Kirin 980 supports a maximum of 8 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of --.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4X-2133
--
Max. Memory: 8 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The HiSilicon Kirin 980 has a TDP of 6 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 6 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 is made in 7 nm and has 2.00 MB cache.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 2.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q4/2018
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the HiSilicon Kirin 980 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.
Intel Celeron G3900T Intel Celeron G3900T
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
682
Intel Pentium G3220 Intel Pentium G3220
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
682
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
6C 12T @ 3.10 GHz
682
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
681
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
681
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
681
Intel Core i7-4765T Intel Core i7-4765T
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
679

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
2578
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2576
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
2574
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2574
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2574

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.
Intel Core i5-4278U Intel Core i5-4278U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
889
Intel Core i5-4288U Intel Core i5-4288U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
889
MediaTek Dimensity 900 MediaTek Dimensity 900
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
887
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
885
Intel Core m5-6Y54 Intel Core m5-6Y54
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
875
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
873
Intel Xeon D-1520 Intel Xeon D-1520
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
869

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.
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2803
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2788
Intel Core i5-6350HQ Intel Core i5-6350HQ
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2788
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2778
Samsung Exynos 1380 Samsung Exynos 1380
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2778
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2776
Intel Core i5-4430S Intel Core i5-4430S
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2760

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.
AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7700K
AMD Radeon R7 - 384 (Kaveri) @ 0.72 GHz
533
AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G @ 0.69 GHz
527
AMD A10-4657M AMD A10-4657M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G @ 0.69 GHz
527
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
ARM Mali-G76 MP10 @ 0.72 GHz
520
Intel Atom x7433RE Intel Atom x7433RE
Intel UHD Graphics 32 EUs (Alder Lake) @ 1.00 GHz
512
NVIDIA Tegra X1 NVIDIA Tegra X1
NVIDIA Tegra X1 (Maxwell) @ 1.00 GHz
512
Intel Core i5-L16G7 Intel Core i5-L16G7
Intel UHD Graphics 12th Gen (64 EU) @ 0.50 GHz
512

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 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
432560
MediaTek Dimensity 1000C MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
427863
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
425605
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
412594
MediaTek Dimensity 820 MediaTek Dimensity 820
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
407964
HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G
8C 8T @ 2.58 GHz
406830
MediaTek Kompanio 820 MediaTek Kompanio 820
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
403759

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