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Exynos 990 vs Kirin 990 (5G)

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 990 (with Mali-G77 MP11 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 990 (5G) (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 Samsung Exynos 990
  • Supports 38% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 31.78 GB/s)
  • Performs 33% better in floating-point computations
  • Higher GPU frequency (~21%)
  • Shows better (up to 6%) AnTuTu 8 score – 536K vs 507K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 990 (5G)
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2860 vs 2730 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
536171
CPU 152105 154284
GPU 218710 174684
Memory 80184 100370
UX 73155 70979
Total score 536171 507926

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Exynos 990 +22%
952
Multi-Core Score
2744
3131
Image compression 148.8 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 20.4 images/s -
Speech recognition 50.7 words/s -
Machine learning 55.4 images/s -
Camera shooting 27.5 images/s -
HTML 5 1.61 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 813.1 Krows/s -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 44 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 30 FPS
[High]
World of Tanks Blitz - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Huawei Honor 30 Pro Plus
1200 x 2640
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and Kirin 990 (5G)

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.86 GHz – Cortex-A76
2x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.95 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2730 MHz 2860 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 512 KB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Mali G76 MP16
Architecture Valhall Bifrost
GPU frequency 850 MHz 700 MHz
Execution units 11 16
Shading units 176 256
FLOPS 1196 Gigaflops 896 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Da Vinci
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 25MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 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 Exynos 5123 Balong 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 21
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 2300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 1250 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced October 2019 October 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site HiSilicon Kirin 990 (5G) official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
250 (61.9%)
154 (38.1%)
Total votes: 404

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 990 (5G) and Exynos 990, or ask any questions
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Ashwin Agotaria 09 January 2021 08:02
Samsung is better than hisillicon
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