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Exynos 2100 vs Kirin 9000

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 2100 (with Mali-G78 MP14 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 9000 (Mali-G78 MP24). 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 Samsung Exynos 2100
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 9000
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (3130 vs 2900 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
690091
688609
CPU 198813 189738
GPU 275313 291337
Memory 123685 115924
UX 87930 89892
Total score 690091 688609

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1086
1069
Multi-Core Score
3716
Image compression 170.5 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 26.7 images/s -
Speech recognition 64.15 words/s -
Machine learning 51.35 images/s -
Camera shooting 33.9 images/s -
HTML 5 3.21 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 970.15 Krows/s -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 81 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 44 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 29 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Huawei Mate 40 Pro
1344 x 3140
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 2100 and Kirin 9000

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 3.13 GHz – Cortex-A77
3x 2.54 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2900 MHz 3130 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 15.3 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G78 MP14 Mali-G78 MP24
Architecture Vallhall 2 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 760 MHz -
Execution units 14 24
Shading units 224 384
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 44 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes AI accelerator
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - Balong 5000
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2020 October 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Official page Samsung Exynos 2100 official site HiSilicon Kirin 9000 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
370 (21.7%)
1339 (78.3%)
Total votes: 1709

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 9000 and Exynos 2100, or ask any questions
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kevin 29 January 2021 05:05
kirin 9000 get 650k antutu official and exynos 2100 get 3876 multi core
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kevin 26 January 2021 04:39
exynos 2100 gets 689k antutu https://youtu.be/MpN4sVNKBVg
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User 24 January 2021 13:23
The exynos 2100 shows itself to have less gpu cores (and thus less gpu power overall) but throttles a lot less even at a higher temperature than the kirin so I find it to be very ridiculous how people claim the kirin is legit better when it performs worse than the exynos 2100 in extended use. The only reason the exynos doesn't beat the kirin in gaming is because neither the s21's software nor games are properly optimized for this new chip whilst the kirin has already had software optimization on the huwaei's it sports and more optimization for apps.
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kevin 17 January 2021 04:31
exynos 2100 get 710k antutu please make the data correctly
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Heeo 18 January 2021 00:03
To get the actual Benchmark score we have to Waiting for the official version to be released
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