Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 970

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (with Adreno 620 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 765G
  • Performs 2x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Announced 2-years and 3-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 18%) AnTuTu 9 score – 379K vs 322K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Supports 75% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 17 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
379517
322402
CPU 111262 76021
GPU 105494 96440
Memory 70354 66735
UX 91765 82554
Total score 379517 322402

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
594
389
Multi-Core Score
1804
1375
Image compression 95.1 Mpixels/s 90.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.3 images/s 11.4 images/s
Speech recognition 30.3 words/s 24.4 words/s
Machine learning 29.6 images/s 21.3 images/s
Camera shooting 14.2 images/s 11.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.24 Mnodes/s 1.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 515.7 Krows/s 415.6 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
1686
832
Stability 99% 75%
Graphics test 10 FPS 4 FPS
Score 1686 832

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 57 FPS
[High]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 29 FPS
[Medium]
-
Shadowgun Legends 67 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
1080 x 2400
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 765G and Kirin 970

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 475 Prime (Cortex-A76)
1x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 475 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 475 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2400 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 512 KB
L3 cache - 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 5.5 billion
TDP 8 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 620 Mali G72 MP12
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 750 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 3 12
Shading units 192 192
FLOPS 700 Gigaflops 347 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 696 Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3200 x 1800 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 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, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio

Connectivity

Modem X52 -
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 210 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2019 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7250-AB Hi3670
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G official site HiSilicon Kirin 970 official site

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