Kirin 9000 vs Kirin 820

We compared two 8-core processors: HiSilicon Kirin 9000 (with Mali-G78 MP24 graphics) and Kirin 820 (Mali-G57 MP6). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 9000
  • Shows significantly better (up to 65%) AnTuTu 9 score – 723K vs 438K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Supports 38% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 31.78 GB/s)
  • 33% higher CPU clock speed (3130 vs 2360 MHz)
  • Announced 7-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Kirin 9000 +65%
723451
438358
CPU 187157 135652
GPU 266823 129505
Memory 131949 77124
UX 136499 94518
Total score 723451 438358

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Kirin 9000 +65%
1056
640
Multi-Core Score
Kirin 9000 +51%
3719
2465

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 81 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 44 FPS
[Ultra]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 29 FPS
[Low]
27 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
48 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
33 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Huawei Mate 40 Pro
1344 x 3140
Huawei Honor X10
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Kirin 9000 and Kirin 820

CPU

Architecture 1x 3.13 GHz – Cortex-A77
3x 2.54 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A76
3x 2.22 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3130 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 15.3 billion -
TDP 6 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G78 MP24 Mali-G57 MP6
Architecture Valhall 2 Valhall
GPU frequency - 850 MHz
Execution units 24 6
Shading units 384 96
FLOPS - 579 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) AI accelerator Yes
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution - 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Balong 5000 Balong 5000
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 22
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed - Up to 1600 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced October 2020 March 2020
Class Flagship Mid range
Official page HiSilicon Kirin 9000 official site -

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