Helio G95 vs Kirin 980

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G95 (with Mali-G76 3EEMC4 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 980 (Mali G76 MP10). 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 Helio G95
  • Announced 2-years later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~25%)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Performs 3.5x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 42%) AnTuTu 9 score – 470K vs 332K
  • 27% higher CPU clock speed (2600 vs 2050 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
332134
Kirin 980 +42%
470289
CPU 95615 142027
GPU 85900 144227
Memory 54379 77986
UX 98554 109693
Total score 332134 470289

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
513
Kirin 980 +35%
692
Multi-Core Score
1602
Kirin 980 +54%
2474
Image compression 98 Mpixels/s 123.8 Mpixels/s
Face detection 14.4 images/s 20.4 images/s
Speech recognition 30.5 words/s 47.2 words/s
Machine learning 26.4 images/s 47.4 images/s
Camera shooting 13.7 images/s 23.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.93 Mnodes/s 2.39 Mnodes/s
SQLite 500.3 Krows/s 655 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 51 FPS
[Low]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Ultra]
39 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 57 FPS
[Low]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 48 FPS
[High]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 27 FPS
[Low]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 52 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme 7
1080 x 2400
Huawei Nova 5T
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio G95 and Kirin 980

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A76
2x 1.92 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 512 KB
L3 cache - 4 MB
Process 12 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.9 billion
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G76 3EEMC4 Mali G76 MP10
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 900 MHz 720 MHz
Execution units 4 10
Shading units 64 160
FLOPS 195.8 Gigaflops 691 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Da Vinci Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3120 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 21
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 1400 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS

Info

Announced September 2020 August 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number MT6785V/CD -
Official page MediaTek Helio G95 official site HiSilicon Kirin 980 official site

Cast your vote

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 980 and Helio G95, or ask any questions
Avatar
Parvez 25 October 2020 17:48
Is the honor 20 with Kirin 980 better than poco x3 with Snapdragon 732g?
+19 Reply
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gimo 04 November 2020 00:44
yes, it is.
+5 Reply