Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (SD730 Mobile Platform) is a fast mid-range ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. It integrates eight cores (octa-core) divided into two clusters. A fast performance cluster contains two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and a power efficiency cluster with six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Depending on the workload only single clusters or all cores can run at different clock speeds.

The chip includes a range of other features like a fast X15 LTE radio (800 Mbits Cat 15 download, 150 Mbps Cat 13 upload), one of the first Wi-Fi 6 wireless radios (802.11ax), satellite positioning (GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou, Galileo), USB-C 3.1, Spectra 350 ISP, Hexagon 688 DSP, H.265 4K30 video en- and decode, an LPDDR4X-3733 dual-channel memory controller and a Adreno 618 Grafikkarte.

The Snapdragon 730 is manufactured in the modern 8 nm process at Samsung.

HiSilicon Kirin 970

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The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablet, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 10 in late 2017. Besides 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A73, 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC is also equipped with a modern Mali-G72 MP12 graphics adapter, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller as well as an LTE (4x4 MIMO, 5-band-carrier-aggregation, QAM-256, up to 1.2 Gbit/s) modem.

The performance cluster is clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and the four A53 power saving cores with up to 1.8 GHz. The performance should improve by about 20 percent according to Huawei and the power consumption reduced by 20 percent.

On the chip HiSilicon also included a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for running machine learning tasks very efficiently compared to the CPU cores.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730HiSilicon Kirin 970
Qualcomm Snapdragon
Kryo 470 Gold / SilverCortex-A73/-A53
: Cortex-A73/-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 7302200 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 9702400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960 (compare)2400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s (compare)2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 710 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
2200 MHz2400 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
7 10
Adreno 618 GPU, X15 LTE Modem, Hexagon 688 DSP, Specra ISPARM Mali-G71 MP12 GPU, 4x Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x LTE Dual-SIM (4x4-MIMO, QAM-256, up to 1,2 Gbit/s)
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 618ARM Mali-G72 MP12
Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 730
5500

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
41.5 pt (56%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 19389     avg: 20240     median: 19433 (22%)     max: 21898 Points
min: 14556     avg: 21027     median: 22026 (25%)     max: 23046 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 2827     avg: 3076     median: 3160 (40%)     max: 3241 Points
min: 1897     avg: 2707     median: 2819 (35%)     max: 3002 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 2702     avg: 3008     median: 3025 (58%)     max: 3296 Points
min: 1891     avg: 2732     median: 2836 (54%)     max: 2983 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2024 Points (16%)
min: 1993     avg: 2317     median: 2316.5 (19%)     max: 2640 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2910 Points (26%)
min: 3758     avg: 3857     median: 3857 (35%)     max: 3956 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
12535 Points (25%)
min: 11044     avg: 11246     median: 11245.5 (22%)     max: 11447 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5690 Points (11%)
min: 5485     avg: 5541     median: 5540.5 (11%)     max: 5596 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7184 Points (19%)
min: 6800     avg: 6878     median: 6877.5 (18%)     max: 6955 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6394 Points (10%)
min: 6160     avg: 6205     median: 6204.5 (10%)     max: 6249 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2255 Points (46%)
min: 1926     avg: 1933     median: 1933 (39%)     max: 1940 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2547 Points (40%)
min: 2009     avg: 2010     median: 2010 (32%)     max: 2011 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6900 Points (19%)
min: 6512     avg: 6519     median: 6519 (18%)     max: 6526 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2436     avg: 2482     median: 2481.5 (39%)     max: 2527 Points
min: 1883     avg: 1901     median: 1901 (30%)     max: 1922 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6826     avg: 6849     median: 6848.5 (12%)     max: 6871 Points
min: 6557     avg: 6697     median: 6714.5 (12%)     max: 6792 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
386 Points (29%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1655     avg: 1712     median: 1711.5 (10%)     max: 1768 Points
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
542 Points (40%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1647 Points (21%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2563.9     avg: 3009     median: 3027 (5%)     max: 3435.5 ms
min: 3590.6     avg: 4378     median: 3875.6 (7%)     max: 6220.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 12771     avg: 15543     median: 16358 (31%)     max: 17501 Points
min: 6692     avg: 10111     median: 11085 (21%)     max: 11838 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 159151     avg: 165335     median: 165334 (56%)     max: 171518 Points
min: 173653     avg: 177915     median: 178490 (61%)     max: 181973 Points
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
min: 8888     avg: 10565     median: 10565 (32%)     max: 12242 Points
min: 9493     avg: 13104     median: 13673 (42%)     max: 14768 Points
AnTuTu v7 - UX
min: 46382     avg: 48917     median: 48917 (60%)     max: 51452 Points
min: 28440     avg: 42105     median: 44676.5 (55%)     max: 45397 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
min: 58434     avg: 60895     median: 60895 (19%)     max: 63356 Points
min: 68813     avg: 75722     median: 76492.5 (24%)     max: 81761 Points
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
min: 83960     avg: 86334     median: 86334 (53%)     max: 88708 Points
min: 46027     avg: 66879     median: 70808.5 (43%)     max: 72307 Points
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
min: 202586     avg: 206711     median: 206711 (36%)     max: 210836 Points
min: 152773     avg: 197811     median: 206548 (36%)     max: 212278 Points
AnTuTu v8 - UX
45188 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v8 - MEM
49864 Points (50%)
AnTuTu v8 - GPU
71379 Points (19%)
AnTuTu v8 - CPU
81136 Points (43%)
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
247507 Points (35%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
199625 Points (26%)
202050 Points (27%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
3837 Points (23%)
min: 4617     avg: 4787     median: 4730 (28%)     max: 5015 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
0 Points (0%)
min: 14120     avg: 14492     median: 14670 (50%)     max: 14687 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 7177     avg: 7494     median: 7533 (61%)     max: 7773 Points
min: 6293     avg: 6860     median: 6957 (56%)     max: 7046 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 8626     avg: 8853     median: 8885 (45%)     max: 9049 Points
min: 8115     avg: 8537     median: 8484.5 (43%)     max: 9326 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
596 Points (11%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 → 100%

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 970 → 99%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)