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HiSilicon Kirin 659

Kirin 659

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.

Series
CodenameCortex-A53
Series: Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 935 compare2200 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 6592360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 658 compare2350 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 655 compare2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 650 compare2000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 930 compare2000 MHz8 / 8
MediaTek MT8168 compare2000 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 620 compare1200 MHz8 / 8
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz compare1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz compare1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8161 compare1300 MHz4 / 4
Marvell Armada PXA1908 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate2360 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology16 nm
FeaturesARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory Controller
GPUARM Mali-T830 MP2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date03/17/2017

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 11780     avg: 13618     median: 13379.5 (15%)     max: 14930 Points
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 (29%)     max: 1741 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (14%)     max: 946 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3316     avg: 3608     median: 3680.5 (6%)     max: 3805 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 8684.3     avg: 9440     median: 9271 (16%)     max: 10788.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 4191     avg: 4947     median: 4980 (8%)     max: 5471 Points
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 GPU
min: 12982     avg: 13331     median: 13167.5 (4%)     max: 14340 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 81992     avg: 87019     median: 87511.5 (15%)     max: 89639 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (24%)     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
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Kirin 659 processor

Honor 7X (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.93")
» Honor 7X - External Review

Honor 9 Lite (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.65")
» Honor 9 Lite Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor 9 Lite - External Review

Honor 9N (9i) (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.9")
» Honor 9i - External Review

Huawei Honor 7X (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.93")
» Honor 7X Smartphone Review - Review

Huawei Mate 10 Lite (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.9")
» Huawei Mate 10 Lite Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 10 Lite - External Review

Huawei Mate SE (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.93")
» Huawei Mate SE - External Review

Huawei MediaPad M5 lite (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 10.1")
» Huawei MediaPad M5 lite Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad M5 lite - External Review

Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 10.1")
» Huawei MediaPad T5 (10.1-inch, LTE) Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad T5 10 - External Review

Huawei Nova 2 (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5")
» Huawei Nova 2 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Nova 2 - External Review

Huawei Nova 2i (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.9")
» Huawei Nova 2i - External Review

Huawei Nova 3e (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.84")
» Huawei Nova 3e - External Review

Huawei P smart (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.65")
» Huawei P Smart Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P smart - External Review

Huawei P10 Selfie (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.5")
» Huawei P10 Selfie - External Review

Huawei P20 Lite (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.84")
» Huawei P20 Lite Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P20 Lite - External Review

Huawei Y9 (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.93")
» Huawei Y9 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 990
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 820
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 820
   8x 1.84 GHz - 2.36 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 810
   8x 1.88 GHz - 2.27 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 980
   8x - 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 970
   8x 2.4 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 960
   8x 2.4 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 960s
   8x 2.1 GHz
» Apple A9X
   2x 2.26 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 955
   8x 2.5 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 950
   8x 2.3 GHz
» MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
   10x 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Apple A9
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 850
   8x - 2 GHz
» Apple A8X
   3x 1.5 GHz
» Apple A8
   2x 1.4 GHz
» UNISOC SC9863A
   8x 1.6 GHz
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.46 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 925
   8x 1.8 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 920
   8x 1.7 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 935
   8x 2.2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 659
   8x 2.36 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 658
   8x 2.35 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 655
   8x 2.1 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 650
   8x 2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 930
   8x 2 GHz
» Apple A7
   2x 1.3 GHz
» MediaTek MT8168
   4x 2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 620
   8x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3288
   4x 1.8 GHz
» MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
   4x 1.5 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 910T
   4x 1.8 GHz
» MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
   4x 1.3 GHz
» MediaTek MT8161
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Rockchip RK3188
   4x 1.8 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 910
   4x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron 220
   1x 1.2 GHz
» AMD GX-210JA
   2x 1 GHz
» Marvell Armada PXA1908
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
   4x - 1.7 GHz
» Apple A6x
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Apple A6
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple S5
   2x
» Marvell PXA1088
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
   4x - 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
   4x - 1.2 GHz
» Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz
   1x 2.8 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4470
   2x 1.5 GHz
» HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Renesas MP5232
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Marvell PXA986
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Amlogic AML8726-MX
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4460
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3168
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Broadcom BCM28155
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4430
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple A5x
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple A5
   2x 1 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9110
   2x 1.15 GHz
» ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
   2x 1 GHz
» ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8420
   2x 1 GHz
» NXP i.MX 6SLL
   1x 1 GHz
» Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1x 1.2 GHz
» AllWinner A10
   1x 1.2 GHz
» ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1x 1.2 GHz
» Apple A4
   1x 1 GHz
» AllWinner A13
   1x 1 GHz
» WonderMedia PRIZM WM8950
   1x 1 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 3622
   1x 1 GHz
» Rockchip RK2918
   1x 1 GHz
» Telechips TCC8803 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1x 1 GHz
» ARM Cortex A8 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» Actions ACT-ATM7029
   4x 1 GHz
» Loongson 2F 900MHz
   1x 0.9 GHz
» CSR8670
   2x 0.08 GHz
» Huawei Kirin A1
   1x 0.2 GHz
» Cypress PSoC6 MCU
   2x 0.15 GHz
» DK3.5+ST
   2x
» unknown
   

Surrounding CPUs

+ Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   8x 1.8 GHz
+ HiSilicon Kirin 920
   8x 1.7 GHz
+ Samsung Exynos 7880
   8x 1.9 GHz
+ HiSilicon Kirin 935
   8x 2.2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 659
   8x 2.36 GHz
- Samsung Exynos 7884B
   8x 1.56 GHz
- HiSilicon Kirin 658
   8x 2.35 GHz
- Mediatek Helio X10 MT6795
   8x 2.2 GHz
- Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
   8x 1.6 GHz
- HiSilicon Kirin 655
   8x 2.1 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09-20)