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Dimensity 1000 Plus vs Kirin 990 (4G)

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus (with Mali-G77 MC9 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G) (Mali G76 MP16). 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 MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Higher GPU frequency (~42%)
  • Announced 7-months later
  • Shows better (up to 12%) AnTuTu 8 score – 476K vs 423K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G)
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2860 vs 2600 MHz)
  • Supports 6% higher memory bandwidth (31.78 against 29.87 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
476042
CPU 126387 138017
GPU 200202 145170
Memory 84772 98516
UX 72999 55324
Total score 476042 423366

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression - 148.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 23.9 images/s
Speech recognition - 54.1 words/s
Machine learning - 55.8 images/s
Camera shooting - 28.2 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.13 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 797.5 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 45 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 55 FPS
[High]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Medium]
29 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends 58 FPS
[Ultra]
55 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 56 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device iQOO Z1
1080 x 2400
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
1146 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 1000 Plus and Kirin 990 (4G)

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.86 GHz – Cortex-A76
2x 2.09 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.86 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2600 MHz 2860 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 512 KB
L3 cache 0.512 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MC9 Mali G76 MP16
Architecture Valhall Bifrost
GPU frequency 850 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 9 16
Shading units 144 256
FLOPS - 768 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.87 Gbit/s 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Da Vinci
Storage type UFS 2.2 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP -
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9 H.264, H.265, VC-1
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 21
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 1400 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced May 2020 October 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus official site HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G) official site

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Total votes: 10

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