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Benchmark shows Huawei's octa-core Kirin 920 CPU breathing down Snapdragon 805's neck

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Benchmark shows Huawei's octa-core Kirin 920 CPU breathing down Snapdragon 805's neck

A benchmark of Huawei's latest SoC, the Kirin 920, reveals its performance is comparable to that of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805. The octa-core chipset has four Cortex-A7 and four Cortex-A15 CPU cores operating in a big.LITTLE arrangement. We can't be sure whether they work in pairs, or Huawei opted for heterogeneous ("true" octa-core) processing.


It also has an integrated ARM Mali-T628 GPU, dual-channel DDR3 800MHz RAM memory, LTE, support for 2560x1600 (WQXGA) resolution displays and up to 32MP camera sensors.


Overall, this is a very impressive configuration. It scored 37,363 in AnTuTu, ranking slightly below the yet unreleased Snapdragon 805, which scored 37,780. Benchmarking was carried out with a Huawei H300 device that has a 1.3GHz Kirin 920 CPU, 1080p display, 2GB RAM, and runs Android 4.4.2.


The supercharged chip could be featured in the Huawei Ascend D3, which is the Chinese giant's alleged 2014 flagship smartphone.


Benchmark shows Huawei's octa-core Kirin 920 CPU breathing down Snapdragon 805's neck


via GSMArena

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posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:11

1. renz4 (Posts: 219; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


so it is leak from antutu? the one pick my interest was snapdragon 805 and LG Odin

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:12

2. livyatan (Posts: 679; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Gosh, big. LITTLE doesn't "mean it's not a true octa core"

It means that you have 8 cores of two different types, the whole point being that they work together in any way and any combination..it's called heterogenous multi processed big.LITTLE setup

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:40 2

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 692; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


There's another version of big.LITTLE where the phone can only use one cluster at a time, which was present in the Galaxy S4 Exynos version, which is why they made that comment. I do agree that they shouldn't have said that, because this is still a "leaked" information

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 13:29

15. livyatan (Posts: 679; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Duh I know that..but the thing is the statement in the article implies that since it's bigLITTLE, it has to be the separated cluster operation which is completely false.

big.LITTLE was created with heterogeneous operation behind the idea, it's just that the first implementations weren't up there yet.
From now on, every new bigLITTLE should be heterogenous..just look at Samsungs new 8 core and 6 core bigLITTLE chips.

The author of this article is clueless!

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:20 8

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3058; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Still i would pick snapdragon

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 10:48

13. Amir1 (Posts: 256; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


the big manufacturers will. i think it will take at least 2-3 years until one of the big manufacturers will adopt nvidia for flagships.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:22 3

4. draconic1991 (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Are you sure its 1.3 Ghz??? if thats true...then awsm chip...good going huawei

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:36

5. jackabood (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


yes goo.gl/nRPy9o
it's not all about clock speed

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:46

14. draconic1991 (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I know that....its just that other than apple....everyone else's chip has been going like...more clock speed more power.
This is the first time im seeing some chip on android doing so gud with a lower clock speed...

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:40 1

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2452; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Very good score but if 8 core Snapdragon comes in future then I think they need to develop 16 cores chip to match the score like todays.

So I would prefer Snappy's SoC anyday.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 15:09 1

17. dratomic (Posts: 458; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


note the clock speed

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:51 1

8. UglyFrank (Posts: 366; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Amazing score and it is almost half the clock speed

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 08:51

9. nlbates66 (Posts: 282; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


hard to test, but which of these chips manages the best power efficiency at this performance level?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 09:21

10. LikeMyself (Posts: 234; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Snapdragon only for flashing ROMs! This is awesome though.
That's why I don't buy Samsung (International) coz when u flash Roms, not everything works I read?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 09:35

11. Mube007 (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


Quite intresting

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 09:43

12. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1120; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


as long as power consumes less, its all good. huawei getting better day by day

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 13:38 1

16. Anshulonweb (Posts: 295; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I am quite disappointed by snapdragon 801 and 805....I think they are not worth upgrading from 800.... there is not much performance difference between two

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