Snapdragon 710 vs Kirin 980

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (with Adreno 616 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Has 3 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 710
  • Supports 113% higher memory bandwidth (31.78 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 91%) AnTuTu 9 score – 469K vs 245K
  • Performs 80% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (2600 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~11%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Kirin 980 +91%
469584
CPU 73452 142027
GPU 60823 144227
Memory 50312 77986
UX 63220 109693
Total score 245839 469584

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Kirin 980 +78%
691
Multi-Core Score
Kirin 980 +71%
2466
Image compression 91.1 Mpixels/s 123.8 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.95 images/s 20.4 images/s
Speech recognition 25.95 words/s 47.2 words/s
Machine learning 22.2 images/s 47.4 images/s
Camera shooting 12.75 images/s 23.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.71 Mnodes/s 2.39 Mnodes/s
SQLite 467.95 Krows/s 655 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Kirin 980 +353%
2488
Stability 96% 48%
Graphics test 3 FPS 14 FPS
Score 549 2488

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 39 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 35 FPS
[Ultra]
39 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Low]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
1080 x 2340
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 Snapdragon 710 and Kirin 980

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A76
2x 1.92 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache 384 KB 512 KB
L3 cache 1 MB 4 MB
Process 10 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 5.3 billion 6.9 billion
TDP 6 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 616 Mali G76 MP10
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 650 MHz 720 MHz
Execution units 2 10
Shading units 128 160
FLOPS 384 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 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 3120 x 1440
Max camera resolution 2x 192MP, 1x 32MP 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 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs Qualcomm Aqstic, aptX, aptX HD AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X15 LTE -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 21
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 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, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS

Info

Announced May 2018 August 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SDM710 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 official site HiSilicon Kirin 980 official site

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