Huawei Kirin 9006C Benchmarks: Early Geekbench 6 Leaks Show Weak IPC

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The Kirin 9006C Benchmarks shows that it lags behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 from Qualcomm in terms of speed, maybe this is why it was not chosen for the upcoming flagships?

Source: Geekbench 6

Huawei Kirin 9006C has recently made its appearance on Geekbench, revealing some impressive performance metrics1. The processor, which powers the HUAWEI L420 KLVV-W5821, has demonstrated a single-core score of 1229 and a multi-core score of 3577.

Kirin 9006C Benchmark vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

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Several devices equipped with the Kirin 9006C have undergone testing, with their single-core and multi-core results being shared on Geekbench 6. A notable example is the Qingyun L420, which recorded scores of 1,229 and 3,577 for single-core and multi-core performance respectively. These results are somewhat underwhelming, especially considering that the System on Chip (SoC) is intended for laptops, which typically demand greater computational power than smartphones.

Interestingly, unlike most brands operating on Windows 10 and 11, Huawei’s Qingyun L540 and Qingyun L420 run on a different operating system known as ‘UnionTech OS Desktop 20 Pro. This unique choice of operating system could potentially influence the performance of the Kirin 9006C, and it would be interesting to see how it compares to its counterparts running on Windows.

Kirin 9006C Antutu and 3D Mark Benchmark Update

Currently, concrete data on the Antutu and 3D Mark benchmarks for the 9006C is limited. As soon as more information becomes available, it will be promptly updated. Stay tuned for updates.

A Closer Look at Huawei’s Latest SoC “Kirin 9006C”

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Recent findings reveal that the Kirin 9006C, a 5nm System on Chip (SoC), is a product of TSMC, not SMIC. This Taiwanese foundry began mass production of 5nm wafers back in 2020. Despite Huawei lagging in the semiconductor race, a 5nm chipset still boasts commendable power-efficiency properties.

In essence, Huawei’s Qingyun L540 and Qingyun L420, powered by the Kirin 9006C, are expected to outlast the average notebook in their category. However, this does not negate the fact that the Kirin 9006C is less powerful than some might expect.

On the other hand, SMIC, China’s leading semiconductor company, is embarking on the development of 5nm wafers using existing DUV machinery. This approach will likely be more expensive and time-consuming and may result in lower yields.

Nevertheless, Huawei appears to be seeking independence from foreign firms and the U.S., with the aim of creating chipsets that can rival Apple’s M-series and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite. While this goal may seem far-fetched from Huawei’s current position, the coming years will reveal what the future holds.