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Exynos 7885 vs Kirin 970

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 7885 (with Mali-G71 MP2 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 Samsung Exynos 7885
  • Higher GPU frequency (~74%)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Performs 12x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 69%) AnTuTu 8 score – 230K vs 136K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 14 nm)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
136207
Kirin 970 +69%
230248
CPU 55018 66289
GPU 25265 73245
Memory 30641 50039
UX 35906 41387
Total score 136207 230248

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Kirin 970 +21%
382
Multi-Core Score
Kirin 970 +32%
1355
Image compression 60.6 Mpixels/s 90.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.46 images/s 11.4 images/s
Speech recognition 20.8 words/s 24.4 words/s
Machine learning 14.4 images/s 21.3 images/s
Camera shooting 7.03 images/s 11.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.18 Mnodes/s 1.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 312.2 Krows/s 415.6 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7885 and Kirin 970

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
6x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 64 KB 512 KB
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 14 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 5.5 billion
TDP 8 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G71 MP2 Mali G72 MP12
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 1300 MHz 746 MHz
Execution units 2 12
Shading units 32 192
FLOPS 29 Gigaflops 347 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 29 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2220 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced February 2018 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Official page Samsung Exynos 7885 official site -

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