Intel Core i5-9300H vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 on one hand, and the Intel Core i5-9300H on the other hand. The first has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.6 GHz. The second has 4 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 4.1 GHz. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor Intel Core i5-9300H HiSilicon Kirin 980
Family Coffee Lake H Kirin
Part number(s), S-Spec Kirin 980
Release date Q2 2019 Q3 2018
Lithography 14 nm++ 7 nm FinFET
Transistors 6,900,000,000
Cores 4 8
Threads 8 8
Base frequency 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Details 4x Cortex-A76 @2.6 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @1.8 GHz
Cache 8 MB 2 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 8 GB
Memory types DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133 LPDDR4X-4266
Max PCIe lanes 16
TDP 45 W
Socket BGA 1440
Geekbench 4 single-core 4,994 3,338
Geekbench 4 multi-core 16,475 9,822
Rating 4.5 / 5
Number of reviews 1,845
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor HiSilicon Kirin 980 has a larger number of cores, that the maximum frequency of the Intel Core i5-9300H is superior, that the heat dissipation power of the HiSilicon Kirin 980 is smaller. The Intel Core i5-9300H has been launched after.

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Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we will examine the results on the benchmarking application named Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit & Android 64-bit
Intel Core i5-9300H  4,994
HiSilicon Kirin 980  3,338

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

On the single-core side, the difference is 50%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 68%.