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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 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 6592360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 658 (compare)2350 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 655 (compare)2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 650 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 930 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 620 (compare)1200 MHz8 / 8
Marvell Armada PXA1908 (compare)1200 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 - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 11780     avg: 13617.5     median: 13379.5 (17%)     max: 14930 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1632     avg: 1675.3     median: 1685 (47%)     max: 1717 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1354     avg: 1624.8     median: 1685 (47%)     max: 1741 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (16%)     max: 946 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3316     avg: 3607.6     median: 3680.5 (10%)     max: 3805 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 8684.3     avg: 9440     median: 9271 (16%)     max: 10788.1 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4191     avg: 4946.9     median: 4980 (10%)     max: 5471 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 62810     avg: 65730.4     median: 66608 (29%)     max: 68232 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (45%)     max: 8244 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 4615     avg: 4805     median: 4834.5 (47%)     max: 4911 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 0     avg: 5211.9     median: 5852 (55%)     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

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
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Other CPUs of the series

» HiSilicon Kirin 980
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 970
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 960
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 960s
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A9X
   2.26 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 955
   2.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 950
   2.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6797X
   2.6 GHz / 0 MB
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A9
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB + 4 MB
» Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Kirin 925
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 920
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 935
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 659
   2.36 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 658
   2.35 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 655
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 650
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 930
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» RK3288
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8161
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA1088
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» A13
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» WM8950
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» CSR8670
   0.08 GHz / 0 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1600
   1.66 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1500
   1.87 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Samsung Exynos 7880
   1.9 GHz / 0 MB
- Kirin 935
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 659
   2.36 GHz / 0 MB
+ Kirin 658
   2.35 GHz / KB
+ Mediatek MT6795
   2.2 GHz / KB
+ Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
   1.6 GHz / KB
+ Kirin 655
   2.1 GHz / KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09-20)