The Kirin 9000s loses to its nearly 3-year older predecessor in benchmarks

Ivan, 20 December 2023

Popular CPU comparison site Nanoreview got hold of the new Huawei Kirin 9000s chipset and put it side by side with its predecessor, the Kirin 9000.

The result is mostly predictable - the new chip is a hair faster in CPU tests and much slower in graphics tasks, and it's also less efficient due to its dated architecture.

The CPU uses four TaiShan V120 cores (1x 2.62GHz, 3x 2.15GHz) and four Cortex-A510 (at 1.53GHz), while the transistor size is 7nm. Compare that to the nearly three-year-older 5nm Kirin 9000's four Cortex-A77 (1x 3.13GHz, 3x 2.54GHz), and four Cortex-A55 (2.05GHz).

Geekbench 6


Kirin 9000s
Kirin 9000

Geekbench 6


Kirin 9000s
Kirin 9000

AnTuTu 10

Kirin 9000
Kirin 9000s

On the graphics side, the Maleoon 910 inside the Kirin 9000s is inferior to the Mali-G78 inside the Kirin 9000.

3DMark Wild Life Performance

Kirin 9000
Kirin 9000s

We have our own benchmarks of the Kirin 9000s which put against a 2021 Snapdragon 888 to compare performance. The Kirin 9000s is at the helm of a select few phones, including the new Mate 60 series, and the upcoming Huawei nova 12 series.


Reader comments

  • Chinese
  • 01 Apr 2024
  • uiN

We have run out of Kirin chips produced by other countries. What you can see now is China Kirin chips independently developed and manufactured by China.

  • Vlad
  • 22 Feb 2024
  • raM

Man… you don’t understand… every blog about Kirin is flooded with Chinese propaganda. Seriously. It’s a thing and they make it obvious. Linus spoke on it on the WANshow too.

  • Plassertje
  • 25 Dec 2023
  • 0TV

Lol you’re saying the same thing for years and years already wake up and face reality that your love of your life Huawei apart from China is all but alive in the rest of the world. Oh Huawei was so great and would be ok without GMS and all, right the...

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