Snapdragon 865 vs Kirin 985

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 985 (Mali-G77 MP8). 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 88% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 39%) AnTuTu 9 score – 645K vs 463K
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2580 MHz)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 985
  • Higher GPU frequency (~19%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
645169
463013
CPU 179581 141978
GPU 217033 139038
Memory 117282 78161
UX 135531 107093
Total score 645169 463013

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
931
683
Multi-Core Score
3441
2557
Image compression 164.1 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 26.1 images/s -
Speech recognition 49.6 words/s -
Machine learning 50 images/s -
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s -
HTML 5 3.25 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 880 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
4176
2133
Stability 99% 97%
Graphics test 25 FPS 12 FPS
Score 4176 2133

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 30 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
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 865 and Kirin 985

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)
1x 2.58 GHz – Cortex-A76
3x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2580 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion -
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Mali-G77 MP8
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 587 MHz 700 MHz
Execution units 2 8
Shading units 512 128
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops 652 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 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3120 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X55 Balong 5000
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 22
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1277 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 177 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2019 April 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AB Hi6290
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site -

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Total votes: 226

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 985 and Snapdragon 865, or ask any questions
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Song 26 May 2021 08:04
I think kirin 985 has lpddr5 ram. Thanks
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