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Kirin 985 AnTuTu Benchmark Score Announced – Beats Kirin 980

On April 15, Kirin 985 officially debuted inside the Honor 30. Today, we have the Kirin 985 AnTuTu benchmark score with us.

Kirin 985 / Honor 30 AnTuTu Benchmark Score

According to the latest data given by Antutu, the Honor 30 (8GB + 128GB) with Kirin 985 scored 413621 points, including:

  • CPU 139694 points
  • GPU 136626 points
  • Memory 71095 points
  • UX 66206 points

Kirin 985 AnTuTu score overall

Comparing the result with other famous SoCs, Kirin 985 surpassed Kirin 980 with a lead of about 4%, and a lead of about 10% compared to the Kirin 820, and about 28% higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

Kirin 985 AnTuTu score

Specification Sheet

SoCKirin 985
Release DateApril 15, 2020
Process7nm TSMC FinFET+
CPU1 x Cortex A76 (2.58 GHz), 3 x Cortex A76 (2.4 GHz), 4 x Cortex A55 (1.84GHz)
GPUMali-G77 MP8 (8 cores) Frequency???
AIDual-core Da-Vinci NPU
ConnectivityIntegrated 5G modem, Download 1277 Mbps and the upload rate is 173 Mbps
ISPISP 5.0
First PhoneHonor 30 (standard version)

Kirin 985 SoC – Some Details About The SoC

Kirin 985 features the TSMC’s 7nm LPP FinFET+ process. Similar to the Kirin 820, it’s N7P, DUV-based. In terms of CPU configuration, Kirin 985 5G has a tri-cluster design with the octa-core design (1+3+4). The high-performance core is  Cortex A76 core running at a speed of 2.58 GHz. There are three Cortex A76 cores at a speed of 2.4GHz clock speed acting as mid-performance clusters. Last but not least, we have four power-efficient Cortex A55 cores at a speed of 1.84GHz for less demanding tasks. Maybe the reason Kirin 985 was able to beat Kirin 980 in Antutu Benchmark score was the 3x mid-performance cores.

SoCKirin 980Kirin 985Kirin 990Kirin 990 5G
High-Performance Cores2 x Cortex A76 (2.6 GHz)1 x Cortex A76 (2.58 GHz)2 x Cortex A76 (2.86 GHz)2 x Cortex A76 (2.86 GHz)
Mid-Performance Cores2 x Cortex A76 (1.92 GHz)3 x Cortex A76 (2.4 GHz)2 x Cortex A76 (2.09 GHz)2 x Cortex A76 (2.09 GHz)
Low-Performance Cores4 x Cortex A55 (1.80GHz)4 x Cortex A55 (1.84GHz)4 x Cortex A55 (1.86GHz)4 x Cortex A55 (1.86GHz)
Process7nm FF+ TSMC7nm FF+ EUV7nm FF+ TSMC7nm FF+EUV

Considering the graphical performance, we have an eight-core Mali-G77 GPU MP8. There’s the dual-core NPU (2 big cores) of the famous DaVinci architecture categorizing it in the top 4 of AI-benchmarkISP 5.0 is the same as the Kirin 990’s ISP.

SoCKirin 980Kirin 985Kirin 990Kirin 990 5G
GPUMali-G76 GPU MP10Mali-G77 GPU MP8Mali-G76 GPU MP16Mali-G76 GPU MP16
Cores1081616
Frequency720 MHz???600 MHz700 MHz

Kirin 985 highlights its integrated single-chip 5G baseband solution without a plug-in. It supports 2G / 3G / 4G / 5G network standard and NSA / SA 5G dual-mode. The theoretical maximum download rate is 1277 Mbps and the upload rate is 173 Mbps. Compared to the combination of Snapdragon 865 + Snapdragon X55 it is about 40% and 75% faster, respectively.

It is specially optimized for high-speed scenarios. For example, at a speed of 90 km/hour, the download rate and upload rate can still reach 589 Mbps and 63 Mbps, respectively, which is 31% and 37% faster than the combination of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon X55.

Since the capacity isn’t that much, the energy efficiency of Kirin 985 5G appears to be high. According to the officials, the power consumption under 5G heavy load and light load scenarios are only 504 mA and 291 mA, respectively, and the energy efficiency ratio is about 1.5 times that of Snapdragon 865 + Snapdragon X55.

Other features include 5G anti-jamming capability, 5G low latency, 5G energy efficiency, and 5G high-speed scene performance.

Via (in Chinese)