Snapdragon 865 vs Kirin 990 (4G)

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G) (Mali G76 MP16). 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 865
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Performs 60% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 32%) AnTuTu 9 score – 652K vs 494K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
652437
CPU 185574 143538
GPU 217010 161429
Memory 112445 107678
UX 137783 84092
Total score 652437 494091

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 164.1 Mpixels/s 148.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.1 images/s 23.9 images/s
Speech recognition 49.6 words/s 54.1 words/s
Machine learning 50 images/s 55.8 images/s
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s 28.2 images/s
HTML 5 3.25 Mnodes/s 3.13 Mnodes/s
SQLite 880 Krows/s 797.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 46%
Graphics test 22 FPS 19 FPS
Score 3813 3284

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
[Ultra]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 30 FPS
[Ultra]
29 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 55 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
1146 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 and Kirin 990 (4G)

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.86 GHz – Cortex-A76
2x 2.09 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.86 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2860 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion 8 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Mali G76 MP16
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 587 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 2 16
Shading units 512 256
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops 768 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Da Vinci
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VC-1
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X55 Balong 765
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 21
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1400 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2019 October 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AB -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G) official site

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