HiSilicon Kirin 659 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (SD435) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. Contrary to the Snapdragon 630, it is still manufactured in a 28-nm process and also consists of an octa-core CPU part with ARM Cortex-A53 cores. However, they are only clocked at up to 1.4 GHz. The integrated X9 LTE modem supports Cat. 4 with maximum transfer rates of 300 Mbps (downstream) and 100 Mbps (upstream). The SoC also includes an Adreno 505 GPU with support for Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1. WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 are supported as well. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 clocked at 800 MHz (so probably dual-channel DDRL-1600). The main difference to the Snapdragon 430 is the faster LTE modem.

HiSilicon Kirin 659Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Qualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
: Snapdragon 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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (compare)1800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 (compare)1500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 (compare)1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (compare)1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 (compare)1700 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
2360 MHz1400 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
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ARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory ControllerAdreno 505 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 Memory Controller
iGPUARM Mali-T830 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 505
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
435 +
7935 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
12599 Points (15%)
61%
435 +
7745 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 11780     avg: 13618     median: 13379.5 (15%)     max: 14930 Points
67%
435 +
min: 7095     avg: 8887     median: 9015.5 (10%)     max: 9345 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1632     avg: 1675     median: 1685 (21%)     max: 1717 Points
69%
435 +
min: 1028     avg: 1199     median: 1167.5 (15%)     max: 1352 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1354     avg: 1625     median: 1685 (33%)     max: 1741 Points
68%
435 +
min: 1002     avg: 1182     median: 1152 (22%)     max: 1382 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
3508 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
876 Points (18%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3438     avg: 3473     median: 3473 (10%)     max: 3508 Points
66%
435 +
2308 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 887     avg: 888     median: 888 (14%)     max: 889 Points
65%
435 +
577 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
100%
435 +
1335 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (15%)     max: 946 Points
72%
435 +
min: 637     avg: 663     median: 666 (11%)     max: 691 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3316     avg: 3608     median: 3680.5 (6%)     max: 3805 Points
70%
435 +
min: 2210     avg: 2610     median: 2582 (4%)     max: 2889 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 8684.3     avg: 9440     median: 9271 (16%)     max: 10788.1 ms
93%
435 +
min: 11007     avg: 12667     median: 12750 (21%)     max: 13586.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
1173 ms (13%)
90%
435 +
1979 ms (22%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4191     avg: 4947     median: 4980 (10%)     max: 5471 Points
64%
435 +
min: 2689     avg: 3112     median: 3209 (6%)     max: 3314 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 62810     avg: 65730     median: 66608 (23%)     max: 68232 Points
68%
435 +
min: 42643     avg: 44884     median: 45572 (16%)     max: 46814 Points
AndEBench - Java
1694 Iter./s (52%)
AndEBench - Native
20418 Iter./s (67%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 122441     avg: 127602     median: 127602 (17%)     max: 132762 Points
64%
435 +
81667 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 2413     avg: 2626     median: 2635 (21%)     max: 2819 Points
71%
435 +
min: 1646     avg: 1876     median: 1875.5 (15%)     max: 2105 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (24%)     max: 8244 Points
99%
435 +
min: 4303     avg: 6883     median: 6882.5 (24%)     max: 9462 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 4615     avg: 4805     median: 4834.5 (39%)     max: 4911 Points
77%
435 +
min: 3538     avg: 3737     median: 3710 (30%)     max: 3928 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 5704     avg: 5956     median: 5887 (30%)     max: 6252 Points
82%
435 +
min: 4316     avg: 4876     median: 4814.5 (25%)     max: 5438 Points

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 659 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 → 76%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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