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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 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» HiSilicon Kirin 6592.36 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 658 compare2.35 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 655 compare2.1 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 650 compare2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 930 compare2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 620 compare1.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
MediaTek MT8161 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Marvell Armada PXA1908 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
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
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date03/17/2017

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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, 5.90")
» 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, 5.90")
» 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, 10.10")
» Huawei MediaPad M5 lite Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad M5 lite - External Review

Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 10.10")
» Huawei MediaPad T5 (10.1-inch, LTE) Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad T5 10 - External Review

Huawei Nova 2 (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.00")
» Huawei Nova 2 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Nova 2 - External Review

Huawei Nova 2i (ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 5.90")
» 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, 5.50")
» 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 9000
   8x 2.05 GHz - 3.13 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
   8x 2.05 GHz - 3.13 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 1200
   8x 2 GHz - 3 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 990
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 1100
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 900
   8x 2 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 820
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 820
   8x 1.84 GHz - 2.36 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 800
   8x 2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 810
   8x 1.88 GHz - 2.27 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 980
   8x - 2.6 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 800U
   8x 2 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 700
   8x 2 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 720
   8x 2 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
» UNISOC Tiger T618
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2 GHz
» UNISOC Tiger T700
   8x 1.8 GHz - 1.8 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   8x 2.2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710A
   8x 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
» 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
» Apple S6
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
   5x - 1.7 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 2500
   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 W920
   2x 1.18 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
» ARM Cortex-M4
   
» Dialog DA14697
   0.1 GHz
» HiSilicon Hi6262
   
» ST STM32L4R9
   1x 0.08 GHz
» Cypress PSoC6 MCU
   2x 0.15 GHz
» ST32
   
» Ambiq Apollo 3.5
   1x
» Ambiq Apollo 3
   1x 0.1 GHz
» NXP MK26FN2M0CAC18R
   1x 0.18 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)