HiSilicon Kirin 970 vs Intel Core i9-9990XE: specifications

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Core i9-9990XE on one hand, and the HiSilicon Kirin 970 on the other hand. The first has a total of 14 cores, 28 threads, a maximum frequency of 5.1 GHz. The second has 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 2.4 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 HiSilicon Kirin 970 Intel Core i9-9990XE
Family Kirin Skylake-X
Release date Q3 2017 Q1 2019
Lithography 10 nm FinFET+ 14 nm++
Transistors 5,500,000,000 NA
Cores 8 14
Threads 8 28
Base frequency 1.8 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.4 GHz 5.1 GHz
Details 4x Cortex-A73 @2.36 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @1.84 GHz
Cache 2 MB 19.25 MB
Max memory size 8 GB 128 GB
Memory types LPDDR4X-3732 DDR4-2666
Max PCIe lanes NA 44
TDP NA 255 W
Geekbench 4 single-core 1,890 6,179
Geekbench 4 multi-core 6,648 49,284
Price NA $2,300
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Intel Core i9-9990XE has a larger number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i9-9990XE is bigger, that the TDP of the HiSilicon Kirin 970 is lower. The Intel Core i9-9990XE was launched more recently.

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