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Kirin 970 vs Kirin 810

We compared two 8-core processors: HiSilicon Kirin 970 (with Mali G72 MP12 graphics) and Kirin 810 (Mali-G52 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 970
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2200 MHz)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 810
  • Announced 1 year and 10 months later
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 38%) AnTuTu 8 score – 315K vs 227K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~10%)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
386
Kirin 810 +58%
610
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1360
Kirin 810 +46%
1984
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
227648
Kirin 810 +38%
315045

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Kirin 970 and Kirin 810

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex A53
2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2360 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB 256 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
Process 10 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 5.5 billion 6.9 billion

Graphics

GPU name Mali G72 MP12 Mali-G52 MP6
Architecture Bifrost Rogue
GPU frequency 746 MHz 820 MHz
Cores 12 6
FLOPS 347 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1833 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 4.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced September 2017 June 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Official page HiSilicon Kirin 970 official site -

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