Benchmark results suggest Kirin 9000 offers faster graphics than the Snapdragon 8756
The results were posted on Weibo by well-known leaker Digital Chat Station. The Snapdragon 875 scored 333,269 on the CPU test. In contrast, Huawei Mate 40 Pro's Kirin 9000, which is also based on the 5nm process and is an octa-core CPU too, achieved 275,862 points.
The tipster also notes that Snapdragon 875's prime core is clocked at 2.84GHz. The Snapdragon 875 Plus is already under development and it appears it will have a higher frequency, as was the case with the Snapdragon 865 Plus.
Kirin 9000's Mali G78 GPU is 10 percent more power-efficient than its predecessor
The Samsung Exynos 2100, the chip that will likely power the Galaxy S21, is expected to have the same GPU, and it was previously expected that the Adreno 660 would have a 10 percent lead over it.
So, while Snapdragon 875's CPU lead over Kirin 9000 is consistent with expectations, the GPU score is the real surprise here. At the same time, the Mali G78 is apparently a power hog, so we will have to wait for Snapdragon 875-powered phones to come out to compare the real-world performance of the two chips.