HiSilicon Kirin 650 vs HiSilicon Kirin 659

HiSilicon Kirin 650

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The HiSilicon Kirin 650 is an ARM-based octa-core SoC for mid-range smartphones and tablets. It was announced early 2016 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 GHz (performance cores). Furthermore, a ARM Mali-T830 MP2 graphics card (at 600 MHz with 40.8 GFLOPS), 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.

 

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.

HiSilicon Kirin 650HiSilicon Kirin 659
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
: 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 6502000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 930 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 620 (compare)1200 MHz8 / 8
Marvell Armada PXA1908 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
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 6502000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 930 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 620 (compare)1200 MHz8 / 8
Marvell Armada PXA1908 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
2000 MHz2360 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
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ARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory ControllerARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUARM Mali-T830 MP2 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-T830 MP2

3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
11640 Points (14%)
12599 Points (15%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 13588     avg: 13632     median: 13632 (16%)     max: 13676 Points
min: 11780     avg: 13618     median: 13379.5 (15%)     max: 14930 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
1440 Points (18%)
min: 1632     avg: 1675     median: 1685 (21%)     max: 1717 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1354     avg: 1625     median: 1685 (33%)     max: 1741 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
968 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2829 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5944 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3298 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3897 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3768     avg: 3841     median: 3841 (6%)     max: 3914 Points
3508 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 883     avg: 895     median: 894.5 (18%)     max: 906 Points
876 Points (18%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3438     avg: 3473     median: 3473 (10%)     max: 3508 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 887     avg: 888     median: 888 (14%)     max: 889 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (15%)     max: 946 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3316     avg: 3608     median: 3680.5 (6%)     max: 3805 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 9111.2     avg: 9254     median: 9253.9 (16%)     max: 9396.5 ms
min: 8684.3     avg: 9440     median: 9271 (16%)     max: 10788.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
1173 ms (13%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4188     avg: 4472     median: 4472 (9%)     max: 4756 Points
min: 4191     avg: 4947     median: 4980 (10%)     max: 5471 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
1434 Points (38%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1965 Points (44%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
3356 Points (44%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 50366     avg: 51755     median: 51754.5 (18%)     max: 53143 Points
min: 62810     avg: 65730     median: 66608 (23%)     max: 68232 Points
AndEBench - Java
1694 Iter./s (52%)
AndEBench - Native
20418 Iter./s (67%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
142543 Points (19%)
min: 122441     avg: 127602     median: 127602 (17%)     max: 132762 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 5120     avg: 5230     median: 5229.5 (27%)     max: 5339 Points
min: 5704     avg: 5956     median: 5887 (30%)     max: 6252 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 2413     avg: 2626     median: 2635 (21%)     max: 2819 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (24%)     max: 8244 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 4615     avg: 4805     median: 4834.5 (39%)     max: 4911 Points

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 650 → 100%

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 659 → 102%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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