Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970: specifications

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the HiSilicon Kirin 970 on one hand, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 on the other hand. The first has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.4 GHz. The second has 4 cores, 4 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 2.3 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 HiSilicon Kirin 970
Family Snapdragon Kirin
Release date Q3 2016 Q3 2017
Lithography 14 nm FinFET LPP 10 nm FinFET+
Transistors NA 5,500,000,000
Cores 4 8
Threads 4 8
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Details 2x Kryo @2.34 GHz
2x Kryo @2.18 GHz
4x Cortex-A73 @2.36 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @1.84 GHz
Cache 1.5 MB 2 MB
Max memory size 6 GB 8 GB
Memory types LPDDR4 LPDDR4X-3732
AnTuTu 161 308 205 987
Geekbench 4 single-core 1,720 1,890
Geekbench 4 multi-core 3,946 6,648
Price NA NA
Amazon Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 HiSilicon Kirin 970
Ebay Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 HiSilicon Kirin 970

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 has a larger number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the HiSilicon Kirin 970 is bigger, that their respective TDPs are of the same order identical. The HiSilicon Kirin 970 was launched more recently.

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