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Snapdragon 720G vs Kirin 970

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 970 (Mali G72 MP12). 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 720G
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Announced 2 years and 5 months later
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
  • Performs 11% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 7%) AnTuTu 8 score – 253K vs 236K
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Supports 108% higher memory bandwidth (29 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~49%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
575
392
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1785
1381
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
253541
236032

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and Kirin 970

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 2 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 5.5 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali G72 MP12
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 500 MHz 746 MHz
Cores - 12
Number of ALUs 128 -
FLOPS 385 Gigaflops 347 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1833 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 29 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1
Audio codecs 384 kHz/32 bit 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced January 2020 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7125 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site HiSilicon Kirin 970 official site

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