Huawei Kirin 990

Huawei Kirin 990

Huawei Kirin 990 review: specs and price

Huawei Kirin 990
Huawei Kirin 990

Why is Huawei Kirin 990 better than the average?

  • CPU speed

    2 x 2.86GHz & 2 x 2.09GHz & 4 x 1.86GHzvs8.66GHz
  • RAM speed

  • CPU threads

  • GPU clock speed

  • Semiconductor size

  • DirectX version

  • Memory channels

  • Number of transistors

    10300 millionvs1659.94 million

Price comparison

General info

1.Has integrated graphics
Huawei Kirin 990
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
2.Supports 64-bit
Huawei Kirin 990
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
3.GPU clock speed


The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
4.semiconductor size


Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
5.DirectX version


DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
6.has 5G support
Huawei Kirin 990
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.


1.CPU speed

2 x 2.86GHz & 2 x 2.09GHz & 4 x 1.86GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.CPU threads


More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Huawei Kirin 990
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.


1.RAM speed


It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2.memory channels


More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
3.Supports ECC memory
Huawei Kirin 990
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.


1.Has integrated LTE
Huawei Kirin 990
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Huawei Kirin 990
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
3.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Huawei Kirin 990
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
4.Has out-of-order execution
Huawei Kirin 990
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
5.Has AES
Huawei Kirin 990 (ARM Cortex-A55)
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
6.Has TrustZone
Huawei Kirin 990
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).

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