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MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G on Amazon USA
HiSilicon Kirin 970 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G on one side and the HiSilicon Kirin 970 on the other side. The first is dedicated to the smartphone sector, It has 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.4GHz. The second is used on the smartphone segment, it has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.4 GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the date of first broadcast, the maximum number of PCIe lanes, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15.


Processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G HiSilicon Kirin 970
Market Smartphone Smartphone
Family Dimensity Kirin
Part number(s), S-Spec Dimensity 800U 5G Kirin 970
Release date Q4 2020 Q3 2017
Lithography 7 nm N7 10 nm FinFET+
Transistors - 5,500,000,000
Cores 8 8
Threads 8 8
Base frequency 2.0 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Energy cores 6x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.84 GHz
High performance cores 2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.4 GHz 4x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2.36 GHz
Cache memory 2 MB 2 MB
Max memory capacity 16 GB 8 GB
Memory types LPDDR4x-2133 LPDDR4X-3732
Max # of memory channels 2 4
Max memory bandwidth 17.1 GB/s 29.8 GB/s
TDP 10 W 9 W
GPU integrated graphics ARM Mali-G57 MC3 ARM Mali-G72 MP12
GPU execution units 3 12
GPU shading units 48 192
GPU base clock rate - 746 MHz
GPU max clock rate 850 MHz 746 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point - 330 GFLOPS
AnTuTu 327,620 205,987
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
2,861 1,890
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
7,836 6,648
GFLOPS performance
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
784 pts / W 739 pts / W

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. We see that the two processors have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G is greater, that the thermal dissipation power of HiSilicon Kirin 970 is less. The MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G was designed earlier.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark software such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G#ad 327,620
HiSilicon Kirin 970#ad 205,987

The difference is 59%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

On Android 64-bit:

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit
MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G#ad 2,861
HiSilicon Kirin 970#ad 1,890

In single core, the difference is 51%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 18%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.


MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G Intel equivalentMediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G AMD equivalentHiSilicon Kirin 970 Intel equivalentHiSilicon Kirin 970 AMD equivalent

Smartphones with the processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G:

Realme X7

Smartphones with the processor HiSilicon Kirin 970:

Honor 10Honor PlayHonor View 10Huawei Mate 10Huawei Mate 10 ProHuawei Nova 3Huawei Nova 4Huawei P20Huawei P20 Pro © 2020 - Privacy policy - Advertising policy


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