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Hisilicon Kirin 970
Overview - Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 768g

We have created a comprehensive comparison of the recently released Kirin 970 vs Snapdragon 768g SoCs by Hisilicon and Qualcomm respectively. We've now weighed the advantages and disadvantages of these 8-core CPUs on the basis of their Geekbench, Antutu and 3DMark benchmarks with their technical specifications.

Features

Review

CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Kirin 970 15
Snapdragon 768g 25
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Kirin 970 12
Snapdragon 768g 19
Battery Life
Efficiency of battery consumption
Kirin 970 64
Snapdragon 768g 75
Tenzys Tech Score
Overall chip score
Kirin 970 30
Snapdragon 768g 40
Benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

Kirin 970 Snapdragon 768g
CPU 77046 126539
GPU 90560 116499
Memory 66398 84021
UX 59977 120080
Total score 293981 447139
Key Differences

Pros of Hisilicon Kirin 970

  • Kirin 970 has 13.33% higher GPU clock speed than Snapdragon 768g (850 vs 750 MHz).
  • Kirin 970 Support 75.29% higher memory bandwidth than Snapdragon 768g (29.8 vs 17 MHz).

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 768g

  • Snapdragon 768g has 18.64% higher CPU clock speed than Kirin 970 (2800 vs 2360 MHz).
  • Snapdragon 768g has 14.31% higher memory frequency than Kirin 970 (2133 vs 1866 MHz).
  • Snapdragon 768g has 30% smaller sized transistor than Kirin 970 (7 vs 10 nm).
  • Snapdragon 768g has 52.10% better AnTuTu 9 score than Kirin 970 (447 K vs 294 K ).
  • Snapdragon 768g has latest instruction set, hence better than Kirin 970.
Benchmarks

GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

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Kirin 970 390
Snapdragon 768g 725

Multi-Core Score

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Kirin 970 1361
Snapdragon 768g 2054

Image compression

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Kirin 970 76.9
Snapdragon 768g

Face detection

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Kirin 970 14
Snapdragon 768g

Speech recognition

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Kirin 970 24.5
Snapdragon 768g

Machine learning

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Kirin 970 21.8
Snapdragon 768g

Camera shooting

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Kirin 970 11.4
Snapdragon 768g

HTML 5

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Kirin 970 1.46
Snapdragon 768g

SQLite

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Kirin 970 417.7
Snapdragon 768g

3DMark

Stability 80%

Graphics test 6 FPS
Stability 99%

Graphics test 11 FPS
Full list of technical specifications

Display

  • Max On-Device Display 4K @ 60 Hz FHD+ @ 120 Hz, QHD+ @ 60 Hz
  • Max On-Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 3200 x 1800
  • Max External Display - 4K Ultra HD @ 60 Hz
  • HDR HDR, HDR-10 HDR10+, HDR10
  • Color Depth - Up to 10-bit
  • Color Gamut - Rec. 2020
Full list of technical specifications

CPU

62%
Turbo Clock Speed

2360 MHz

74%
Turbo Clock Speed

2800 MHz

84%
Base Frequency

1840 MHz

82%
Base Frequency

1800 MHz

  • Architecture 4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex A73
    4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex A53
    1x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 475 Prime (Cortex-A76)
    1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 475 Gold (Cortex-A76)
    6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 475 Silver (Cortex-A55)
  • Cores 8 8
  • Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.3-A
  • L1 cache - -
  • L2 cache 0.5 MB -
  • L3 cache 2 MB -
  • Process 10 nm 7 nm
  • Transistor count 5.5 Billion -
  • TDP 9 W 5 W
Full list of technical specifications

Graphics

  • GPU name Mali G72 MP12 Adreno 620
  • Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
  • GPU frequency 850 MHz 750 MHz
  • Execution units 12 3
  • Shading units 192 192
  • FLOPS 347 Gigaflops 700 Gigaflops
  • Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
  • OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
  • DirectX version 12 12
Full list of technical specifications

Memory

  • Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
  • Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s 17 Gbit/s
  • Max Size 8 GB 12 GB
  • Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
  • Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Full list of technical specifications

Multimedia (ISP)

  • Neural processor (NPU) Dedicated NPU Hexagon 696
  • Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
  • Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3200 x 1800
  • Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
  • Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
  • Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
  • Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
  • Audio codecs 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV
Full list of technical specifications

Connectivity

  • Modem - X52
  • 4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 18
  • 5G support No Yes
  • Wi-Fi 5 6
  • Bluetooth 4.2 5.0
  • Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
Full list of technical specifications

Info

Review

Review By TenzysTech

Hisilicon Kirin 970

CPU
15%
GPU
12%
Memory
22%
Energy efficiency and battery life
64%

Qualcomm Snapdragon 768g

CPU
25%
GPU
19%
Memory
25%
Energy efficiency and battery life
75%
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