Snapdragon 860 vs Kirin 810

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 810 (Mali-G52 MP6). 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 860
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Performs 88% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 48%) AnTuTu 9 score – 544K vs 366K
  • 30% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2270 MHz)
  • Supports 7% higher memory bandwidth (34.13 against 31.78 GB/s)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 810
  • Higher GPU frequency (~21%)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
544526
366936
CPU 138608 109064
GPU 201905 95721
Memory 90665 72097
UX 118540 91820
Total score 544526 366936

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
728
593
Multi-Core Score
2563
1908
Image compression 142.85 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 20.3 images/s -
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s -
Machine learning 46.35 images/s -
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s -
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3455
1420
Stability 98% 99%
Graphics test 20 FPS 8 FPS
Score 3455 1420

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
29 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
43 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
Huawei Honor 9X
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 860 and Kirin 810

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
2x 2.27 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2270 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache - 256 KB
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.9 billion
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Mali-G52 MP6
Architecture Adreno 600 Rogue
GPU frequency 675 MHz 820 MHz
Execution units 2 6
Shading units 384 96
FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops 551 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G -
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 12
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced April 2019 June 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8150-AC Hi6280
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site HiSilicon Kirin 810 official site

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