HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G Benchmark, Test and specs

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The HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 8. gen of the HiSilicon Kirin series. The processor was released in Q3/2019. The HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G scores 757 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 2,855 points.
HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G.

Name: HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G
Family: HiSilicon Kirin (29)
CPU group: HiSilicon Kirin 990 (3)
Architecture: Cortex-A76 / Cortex-A55
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 8
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G is 2.86 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

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: 2.86 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.09 GHz
C-Core Frequency: 1.86 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AI hardware: HUAWEI HiAI 2.0
AI specifications: Da Vinci Architecture. 1x Ascend Lite + 1x Ascend Tiny

Internal Graphics

The HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G uses the ARM Mali-G76 MP16, which has 256 texture shaders and 16 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: ARM Mali-G76 MP16
GPU frequency: 0.60 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 16
Shader: 256
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

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.

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 processor can use up to 8 GB memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is --. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

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

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 6 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

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

Technical details

The HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G is made in 7 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 2.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

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: Q3/2019
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G 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 Core i3-6100H Intel Core i3-6100H
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
758
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
758
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3
14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
758
HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
757
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
757
HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
757
Intel Core i5-7Y57 Intel Core i5-7Y57
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
757

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.
Intel Xeon E3-1235L v5 Intel Xeon E3-1235L v5
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2859
Intel Atom C3758R Intel Atom C3758R
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2856
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
8C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
2856
HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
2855
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen. 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen. 2
8C 8T @ 3.15 GHz
2855
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
2855
HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
2855

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 i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1002
Intel Core i7-4578U Intel Core i7-4578U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1001
Intel Core i7-5650U Intel Core i7-5650U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
997
HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
996
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
996
HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
994

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 i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3269
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3267
Intel Core i7-990X Intel Core i7-990X
6C 12T @ 3.46 GHz
3247
HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
3244
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
3244
HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990E 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
3244
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3244

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.
Intel Core i5-11500H Intel Core i5-11500H
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.45 GHz
742
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.45 GHz
742
Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.45 GHz
742
HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G HiSilicon Kirin 990 4G
ARM Mali-G76 MP16 @ 0.60 GHz
737
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
Qualcomm Adreno 630 @ 0.70 GHz
737
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
ARM Mali-G76 MP16 @ 0.60 GHz
737
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Adreno 630 @ 0.70 GHz
737

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