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Marvell Armada PXA1908 vs HiSilicon Kirin 659

Marvell Armada PXA1908

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The Marvell Armada PXA1908 is an ARM based low end SoC for smartphones and tablets. The chip was announced in late 2014 and integrates four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 processor cores with up to 1.2 GHz. As a graphics card, the SoC integrates a Vivante GC7000UL. Furthermore, a LPDDR2/3 memory controller and a HSPA+/WCDMA/LTE Cat. 4 (max. 150 Mbit/s) radio is integrated. The SoC is manufactured in 28nm and also suited for small smartphones. 

HiSilicon Kirin 659

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The HiSilicon Kirin 659 is an ARM-based octa-core SoC for mid-range smartphones and tablets. It was announced mid 2017 and features eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Four cores can be clocked with up to 1.7 GHz (power saving cores) and four with up to 2.36 GHz (performance cores). The difference to the older Kirin 650 and Kirin 655 SoCs is the higher clock speed of the performance cores (2.35 versus 2.1 and 2.0 GHz). The slightly older Kirin 658 is very similar. The 659 is in our benchmarks around 4% faster than the 658 and offers a better LTE radio (Cat. 13).

Furthermore, a ARM Mali-T830 MP2 graphics card (at >=900 MHz), a 64-Bit LPDDR3 memory controller and a dual-sim capable LTE Cat. 6 (max. 300 MBit/s and GSM, WCDMA, UMTS, HSPA+) radio are integrated in the SoC. The processor performance can be compared with the older Kirin 930 and therefore sufficient for daily usage as browsing and non demanding apps. High-end SoCs with Cortex-A57 or A72 cores however should be noticeably faster. The SoC is produced in a modern 16nm FinFET process and is therefore very power efficient.

ModelMarvell Armada PXA1908HiSilicon Kirin 659
SeriesMarvell Technology Group
CodenameCortex-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Cortex-A53
JLQ JR510 compare1.5 - 2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 935 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 6592.36 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 658 compare2.35 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 655 compare2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 650 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 930 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 620 compare1.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8161 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Marvell Armada PXA1908 « 1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
JLQ JR510 compare1.5 - 2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 935 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 659 « 2.36 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 658 compare2.35 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 655 compare2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 650 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 930 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 620 compare1.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8161 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Marvell Armada PXA19081.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Clock1200 MHz2360 MHz
Cores / Threads4 / 48 / 8
Technology28 nm16 nm
FeaturesVivante GC7000UL GPU, HSPA+/WCDMA/LTE Cat. 4, LPDDR2/3 Memory ControllerARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUVivante GC7000ULARM Mali-T830 MP2
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
ManufacturerMarvell Technology Group Armada PXA1908

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
8944 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
8885 Points (7%)
12599 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
9613 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1632     avg: 1675     median: 1685 (21%)     max: 1717 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 1354     avg: 1625     median: 1685 (24%)     max: 1741 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (10%)     max: 946 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3316     avg: 3608     median: 3680.5 (4%)     max: 3805 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 887     avg: 888     median: 888 (13%)     max: 889 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3438     avg: 3473     median: 3473 (8%)     max: 3508 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
1717 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
575 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
3508 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
876 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
968 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2829 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
5944 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
3298 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
3897 Points (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
226 MFLOPS (8%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
122 MFLOPS (12%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 8684     avg: 9440     median: 9271 (11%)     max: 10788 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
1173 ms (13%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
2059 Points (2%)
min: 4191     avg: 4947     median: 4980 (5%)     max: 5471 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 34     avg: 38.7     median: 40 (9%)     max: 42 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
932 Points (25%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
1231 Points (27%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
1871 Points (25%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
8542 points (20%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
22432 Points (23%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 62810     avg: 65730     median: 66608 (23%)     max: 68232 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 7947     avg: 8633     median: 8430.5 (26%)     max: 9656 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 21484     avg: 23751     median: 24193.5 (30%)     max: 24268 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 12982     avg: 13331     median: 13167.5 (4%)     max: 14340 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 39451     avg: 41305     median: 41643.5 (25%)     max: 41874 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 81992     avg: 87019     median: 87511.5 (15%)     max: 89639 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
354 Iter./s (11%)
1694 Iter./s (52%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
7829 Iter./s (26%)
20418 Iter./s (67%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
10868 Points (1%)
min: 122441     avg: 127602     median: 127602 (17%)     max: 132762 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 2413     avg: 2626     median: 2635 (14%)     max: 2819 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (15%)     max: 8244 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 4615     avg: 4805     median: 4834.5 (32%)     max: 4911 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 5704     avg: 5956     median: 5887 (29%)     max: 6252 Points

Average Benchmarks Marvell Armada PXA1908 → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 659 → 406% n=6

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