HiSilicon Kirin 970 vs Samsung Exynos 8895
Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC is now out along with the release of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is the most powerful chip to date from Huawei and it also comes with an i7 co-processor and AI.
After running some benchmarks, we thought of comparing it with Samsung most powerful Exynos 8895 Octa that’s being used by the Note8. Here are the results of the benchmark comparison.
|HiSilicon Kirin 970||Samsung Exynos 9 8895|
|High-Power Processor||4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz||4 x Exynos M1 2.31GHz|
|Low-power Processor||4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.69GHz||4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz|
|GPU||Mali G72 MP12||Mali G71 MP20|
|GeekBench 4 Single-Core||1,899||2,008|
|GeekBench 4 Multi-Core||6,734||6,093|
|PCMark Work 1.0||8,297||6,897|
|PCMark Work 2.0||6,987||5,898|
In the test, we set the screen resolution of the Note8 at FHD+ to match the FHD+ resolution of the Mate 10 Pro.
The top performance of each SoC relies on the high-powered cluster which is the Cortex A73 for the Kirin 970 and the Exynos M1. The A73 gets a top clock speed of 2.36GHz while the M1 has 2.31GHz.
Another huge component of the scores above is contributed by the GPU. The Kirin 970 comes with a Mali-G72MP12 while the Exynos 8895 comes with an older generation Mali-G71MP20.
On almost all of the benchmarks we ran with both devices, the Kirin 970 edged out the Exynos 8895 by a significant margin. It’s only in GeekBench single-core score where the Exynos 8895 won over the Kirin 970. In all the rest, the Kirin 970 won.