HiSilicon Kirin 655 vs Marvell Armada PXA1908 vs HiSilicon Kirin 659

HiSilicon Kirin 655

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The HiSilicon Kirin 655 is an ARM-based octa-core SoC for mid-range smartphones and tablets. It was announced late 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 2.1 GHz (performance cores). The difference to the older Kirin 650 is the 100 MHz higher clock speed of the performance cores.

Furthermore, a ARM Mali-T830 MP2 graphics card (at 600 MHz or 900 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.

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.

HiSilicon Kirin 655Marvell Armada PXA1908HiSilicon Kirin 659
Marvell Technology Group
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
: Cortex-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 9352200 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6592360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6582350 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 6552100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6502000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 9302000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6201200 MHz8 / 8
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Marvell Armada PXA19081200 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 9352200 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6592360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6582350 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6552100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6502000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 9302000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6201200 MHz8 / 8
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
» Marvell Armada PXA19081200 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 9352200 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 6592360 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6582350 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6552100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6502000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 9302000 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 6201200 MHz8 / 8
MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
Marvell Armada PXA19081200 MHz4 / 4
2100 MHz1200 MHz2360 MHz
8 / 84 / 48 / 8
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ARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory ControllerVivante GC7000UL GPU, HSPA+/WCDMA/LTE Cat. 4, LPDDR2/3 Memory ControllerARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUARM Mali-T830 MP2 (900 MHz)Vivante GC7000ULARM Mali-T830 MP2
Marvell Technology Group Armada PXA1908

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
8944 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
8885 Points (11%)
12599 Points (15%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 13535     avg: 13553     median: 13535 (16%)     max: 13590 Points
9613 Points (11%)
min: 11780     avg: 13618     median: 13379.5 (15%)     max: 14930 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
1438 Points (18%)
min: 1632     avg: 1675     median: 1685 (21%)     max: 1717 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
1391 Points (24%)
min: 1354     avg: 1625     median: 1685 (29%)     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 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
1717 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
575 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3508 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
876 Points (18%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 780     avg: 784     median: 784 (12%)     max: 788 Points
min: 887     avg: 888     median: 888 (14%)     max: 889 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3240     avg: 3291     median: 3290.5 (8%)     max: 3341 Points
min: 3438     avg: 3473     median: 3473 (8%)     max: 3508 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
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
226 MFLOPS (8%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
122 MFLOPS (12%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 8768.2     avg: 9071     median: 9070.8 (15%)     max: 9373.3 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: 4199     avg: 4415     median: 4414.5 (8%)     max: 4630 Points
2059 Points (4%)
min: 4191     avg: 4947     median: 4980 (10%)     max: 5471 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
932 Points (25%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1231 Points (27%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1871 Points (25%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
8542 points (20%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
22432 Points (23%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 56764     avg: 56781     median: 56781 (19%)     max: 56798 Points
min: 62810     avg: 65730     median: 66608 (23%)     max: 68232 Points
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
min: 7947     avg: 8633     median: 8430.5 (26%)     max: 9656 Points
AnTuTu v7 - UX
min: 21484     avg: 23751     median: 24193.5 (30%)     max: 24268 Points
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
min: 12982     avg: 13331     median: 13167.5 (4%)     max: 14340 Points
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
min: 39451     avg: 41305     median: 41643.5 (25%)     max: 41874 Points
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
min: 81992     avg: 87019     median: 87511.5 (15%)     max: 89639 Points
AndEBench - Java
354 Iter./s (11%)
1694 Iter./s (52%)
AndEBench - Native
7829 Iter./s (26%)
20418 Iter./s (67%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
162396 Points (21%)
10868 Points (1%)
min: 122441     avg: 127602     median: 127602 (17%)     max: 132762 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 4383     avg: 4401     median: 4401 (22%)     max: 4419 Points
min: 5704     avg: 5956     median: 5887 (30%)     max: 6252 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 2413     avg: 2626     median: 2635 (16%)     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 655 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Marvell Armada PXA1908 → 89%

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 659 → 122%

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