Alleged Kirin 980 benchmark is raging 7nm domination over Snapdragon 845

Alleged Kirin 980 benchmark is raging 7nm domination over Snapdragon 845
The first 7nm mobile chipset to be announced - Huawei's Kirin 980 - has been reportedly benchmarked and the score bodes very well for the upcoming Mate 20 flagship. During the IFA expo presentation, Huawei showed us slides claiming more than a one-third increase in performance over current second-gen 10nm designs like the Snapdragon 845.

Alleged Kirin 980 benchmark is raging 7nm domination over Snapdragon 845
Lo and behold, this is exactly what the alleged Kirin 980 score clocks above the Snapdragon 845 results. The icing on the cake, however, is that the 7nm crowd will do this with a third less power draw, too, making us salivate for the phones equipped with 7nm chipset, the first of which will be the new iPhones announced next week.

That 7nm superiority over the 10nm Snapdragon 845 seems to be valid for every chipset with this production node, too, not just the Kirin 980. An alleged Snapdragon 855 benchmark revealed earlier today that its single-core scores on Geekbench are about 30% higher than the Snapdragon 845 ones as well. 

Granted, manufacturers may opt for underclocking the processors to gain better efficiency, but the end results are likely to still be very impressive nonetheless. Are you not entertained?

Alleged Kirin 980 benchmark is raging 7nm domination over Snapdragon 845
via TechTastic & ReaMeizu (translated)

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21 Comments

1. Ghost04

Posts: 515; Member since: May 03, 2014

I think this Antutu score was leaked several months ago . No authenticity of it . Many claimed it fake .

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Wait for SD 855.Now we are getting SD 845 phone at $300.So don't care about Kirin.

3. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

365k antutu? Wow!! Well Apple A12 beat that?

4. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Beat Apple's one year old at single core and multi core first.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Don't really have to. The OnePlus 6 has already proven that an optimized SD845 can more than hold it's own with the iPhone 8/X.

14. Foxgabanna

Posts: 576; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Yeah but at the end of the day why trade off janky build quality for a speed boost. the OnePlus 6 was made for people on Section 8 living on a budget.

15. SyCo87

Posts: 281; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Yeah let's all buy expensive as a measure of personal income.... Even well-off adult budget on something man...

18. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Foxgabanna. I would surmise, by your post, that you still live in your parent's basement...that's if they are still together.

20. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

People like him are helping the poor Apple, stay on top of charts of highly valued companies.

16. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

How about the A12 beating an almost 1 year old SD 845 in antutu first?

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iPhones for some reason are almost always behind in Antutu. But ahead in almost all other benchmarks. I don't know what to trust. But then again, only real life performance matters to me! Which the iPhones aren't really excelling at right now.

5. Papa_Ji

Posts: 779; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

The reasion why poor US government has banned Huawei. They are afraid of Huawei progress.

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Oh yeah, that's definitely it....(eye roll).

8. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

6.month vs Now? Rly Huawei,? S855 destroy kirin 980.

10. perry1234

Posts: 623; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Yep...Kirin have a history of bad GPU. Would choose Qualcomm anyday over Kirin.

19. Novage

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Then the K990 Will destroy the S855

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Anand techs, just showed thermal restraints are removed for benchmarks and gaming on 960 & 970 soc. They've been caught and admit gaming the numbers to look better, damn.

12. manzer

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Still can't beat apple. That's sad for us Android loyalist. In the end, operating system is more important than speed, but

13. Foxgabanna

Posts: 576; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

iPhone still killing it on a year old Processor.

17. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

In what? Antutu score? Ahahahaha!!

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 6388; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You have got to appreciate these new chips that will give us 30% more usage time while working just as fast or faster. 8-10h of screen time on a phone (which is double of what 5s or S5 were able to get) and smaller bezels (notches, in display fp scanners, fid etc) means that we are going to see normal sized devices with big displays and with truly everyday battery life.

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