In the database of the popular benchmark Master Lu, the results of testing the flagship Huawei Mate40 Pro+ smartphone, which is built on the basis of the Kirin 9000 SoC, have appeared.
The result of the smartphone was 902,616 points, which is about 50,000 points more than what the flagships based on the Snapdragon 865 SoC get.
The Kirin 9000 is the world’s first 5nm SoC with 15.3 billion transistors. In recent tests, it is also the fastest SoC in 5G networks.
The Kirin 9000 includes a large Cortex-A77 core clocked at 3.13GHz, three A77 cores clocked at 2.54GHz and four A55 cores clocked at 2.04GHz. The SoC also features a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, which is 60% faster than the Mali-G76.
Kirin 9000 Series
Recently, Huawei unleashed the Mate 40 series smartphones. They debuted the Kirin 9000 series flagship chips. Apart from the original model, the Mate 40 came with the Kirin 9000E variant. However, both are 5G SoCs and produced with 5nm process technology. Due to the latter, it is way faster, generates lower heat, and provides more energy-efficient operating experience.
The Kirin 9000 chip integrates 15.3 billion transistors, which is 30% more than the Apple A14. The Kirin9000 chip uses an octa-core CPU design and integrates a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU. Apart from this, the SoC comes with a 2-large-core + 1-small-core NPU. It integrates Huawei’s most advanced ISP technology.
Specifically, the Kirin9000 is manufactured using a 5nm EUV TSMC process and integrates a 5G Balong 5000 modem. This SoC complies with an 8-core CPU, divided into 1x Cortex-A77 @ 3.13 GHz + 3x Cortex-A77 @ 2.54 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.05 GHz.
The most important part is the graphics. Mali-G78’s GPU uses 24 cores. It is accompanied by all this is a brand new NPU with 2 ‘big cores’ and 1 ‘small core’. The Kirin 9000 supports LPDDR5 and LPDDR4X memory controllers and UFS storage. In addition, Kirin 9000E comes with a 22-core GPU and 1+1-core NPU.
As said, Huawei claims the Kirin 9000 is by far the most complex and powerful 5G chip. It has 30% more transistors (15.3 billion) than the Apple A14. The Kirin 9000 CPU is 10% faster than that of the Snapdragon 865+. The GPU is 52% faster than the Snapdragon 865+’ Adreno 650. And its NPU is faster than Snapdragon 865+ by 240%. The download speed of this chip is 2 times faster than that of the Snapdragon 865+ X55 modem. Finally, the upload speed is 5 times faster than that of the Snapdragon 865+.