We have compared the two flagships SoCs of 2021 that is Huawei’s Kirin 9000 vs Snapdragon 870. These two high-end processors are contrasted on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.
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- 1 Major differences between Kirin 9000 Vs Snapdragon 870
- 2 Full comparison between Kirin 9000 Vs Snapdragon 870
- 3 Gaming Performance
- 4 Antutu 8
- 5 GeekBench 5
- 6 Display
- 7 CPU
- 8 Graphics
- 9 Memory
- 10 Multimedia (ISP)
- 11 Connectivity
- 12 Info
- 13 Additional
- 14 Review by Tenzys Tech
- 15 FAQ
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Major differences between Kirin 9000 Vs Snapdragon 870
Pros of Kirin 9000
- 0.77% higher GPU Frequency of Kirin 9000 than SD 870 (650 vs 645 MHz).
- Antutu 8 benchmark score of Kirin 9000 is ~6.58% higher than Snapdragon 870 (722k vs 677k).
- Kirin 9000 is 72.88% better than Snapdragon 870 in floating-point computation (2372 vs 1372 GFLOPS).
- Size of the semiconductor of Kirin 9000 is 40% smaller than Snapdragon 870 (5 vs 7nm).
- TDP of semiconductor of Kirin 9000 is 40% lower than Snapdragon 870 (6 vs 10W).
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
- Game optimization for Snapdragon processors by developers is more often than Kirin processors.
- CPU Clockspeed of Snapdragon 870 is ~2% higher than Kirin 9000 (3200 vs 3130 MHz).
- Latest Chipset, launched 3 months later than Kirin 9000.
Full comparison between Kirin 9000 Vs Snapdragon 870
|SoC:||Kirin 9000||Snapdragon 870|
|Games||Frame Per Second(FPS)||Frame Per Second(FPS)|
|PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)||83.9||82.2|
|Garena Free Fire – The Cobra||50.6||50.3|
|Call of Duty: Mobile||46.4||46.3|
|Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)||71.3||71.4|
|Minecraft: Pocket Edition||103.1||103.8|
|Real Racing 3||88.6||62.9|
|Need for Speed No Limits||60.7||90.5|
|Mortal Kombat X||65.8||65.4|
|CSR Racing 2||60.7||65.4|
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|Max On-Device Display||WQHD @ 90 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz||4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144Hz|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Max External Display||–||4K @ 60 Hz|
|Color Depth||Up to 10-bit||Up to 10-bit|
|Architecture||1x 3.13 GHz – Cortex-A77|
3x 2.54 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A55
|1x 3.2 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)|
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
|Base Frequency||2050 MHz||1800 MHz|
|3130 MHz||3200 MHz|
|L1 cache||–||512 KB|
|L2 cache||1 MB|
|L3 cache||4 MB||4 MB|
|Process||5 nm||7 nm|
|TDP||6 Watt||10 Watt|
|GPU name||Mali-G78 MP24||Adreno 650|
|Architecture||Vallhall 2||Adreno 600|
|GPU frequency||650 MHz||645 MHz|
|FLOPS||2372 GFLOPS||1372 GFLOPS|
|Memory frequency||2750 MHz||2750 MHz|
|Bus||4x 16 Bit||4x 16 Bit|
|Max bandwidth||44 Gbit/s||44 Gbit/s|
|Max size||16 GB||16 GB|
|Neural processor (NPU)||Neural Processor||Hexagon 698 (15 TOPS)|
|Storage type||UFS 3.1||UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1|
|Max display resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Max camera resolution||1x 128MP, 2x 64MP||1x 200MP, 2x 32MP|
|Video capture||4K at 60FPS||8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS|
|Video playback||4K at 60FPS||8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS|
|Video codecs||H.264, H.265, VP9||H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9|
|Audio codecs||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV|
|4G support||LTE Cat. 24||LTE Cat. 24|
|Download speed||–||Up to 2500 Mbps|
|Upload speed||–||Up to 316 Mbps|
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo||Beidou, GPS, Galileo, NavIC enabled, Dual frequency GNSS, QZSS, GNSS, SBAS, GLONASS|
|Announced||October 2020||January 2021|
|Official page||HiSilicon Kirin 9000 official site||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site|
|Charging||NA||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology|
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI
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Review by Tenzys Tech
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
CPU of Snapdragon 870 is clocked up to 3.2 GHz while Kirin 9000 is clocked up to 3.13 GHz GHz. However, both the SOCs are equipped with A-77 cores which demonstrates that Snapdragon 870 is slightly better as compared to Kirin 9000.
GPU (Graphical Processing Unit)
GPU of chipset Kirin 9000 is equipped with Mali-G78 MP24 which has boost clock speed of 650 MHz along with 24 execution units while on another side Snapdragon 870 is equipped with Adreno 650 which is clocked up to 645 MHz with only up to 2 execution units. So for graphically intensive tasks, Kirin 9000 is better.
Energy Efficiency and Battery Life
As the facts are seen by the specifications in which Kirin 9000 built on 5nm process technology with 6 Watt TDP while on another hand Snapdragon 870 built on 7nm technology with 10 Watt TDP. This concludes that Kirin 9000 is better than Snapdragon 870 as the small size semiconductor indicates the more no. of transistors embedded in SOC (System On Chip) which is not only energy efficient but also significantly enhances the performance of the chipset.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
Overall Good chipset in Flagship Series.
Q. Which is better Kirin 9000 or Snapdragon 870?
Ans. Overall Kirin 9000 is better than Snapdragon 870 as CPU of SD 870 is clocked at 3.2 GHz while Kirin 9000 is clocked up to 3.13 GHz but the graphical unit (Mali G78 MP24) of Kirin 9000 is much more powerful than Graphical unit (Adreno 650) of SD 870. In terms of Antutu and Geekbench scores, Kirin 9000 performs much better than Snapdragon 870. Also, in several segments like Energy efficiency, no. of transistors, camera, and connectivity, Kirin 9000 performs better as compared to Snapdragon 870.