Kirin 980 benchmark scores leaked: on par with Apple’s newest A12 Bionic
With the recent launches of Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 980 and Apple A12 Bionic, we have officially entered the 7nm manufacturing process era of processors. This means a lot even to us daily average casual users.
Processors built on the 7nm process will have improved performance, less heat generation, more efficient battery usage, resulting in improvements over multiple aspects in daily use. On Huawei’s side, the Kirin 980 is confirmed to be onboard the Huawei upcoming flagship, Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The phablet duo will be unveiled in an event set on 16th of October.
As usual, before things go official, numerous leaks are spotted online, including a recent benchmark scores leak of the processor.
From the leaked images, we can see that the Kirin 980 scores an impressive 3360, which matches Qualcomm Snapdragon 855’s scores of 3400. However, on the Apple side, the A12 Bionic leaves both the processors in dust in single core performance with a score of 4800.
Things get much more intense when it comes to multi-core performance, as the Kirin 980 managed to snatch a score of 11000, which is pretty much on par with both the A12 and the 855 which scored 11500. Real world performance have to be tested when it is released though.
In light of the iPhone XS with A12 impressive score of 360,000 in AnTuTu, which destroys the last-gen Snapdragon 845, we are expecting the Kirin 980 will be able to crush the competition as well in AnTuTu.
What do you think? Do you think Huawei got it this time? Or is it just another Huawei shady tactics?