HiSilicon Kirin 659 vs HiSilicon Kirin 658 vs HiSilicon Kirin 620

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 658

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The HiSilicon Kirin 658 is an ARM-based octa-core SoC for mid-range smartphones and tablets. It was announced early 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 2.35 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).

Furthermore, a ARM Mali-T830 MP2 graphics card (at 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.

HiSilicon Kirin 620

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The HiSilicon Kirin 620 is an ARM-based octa core SoC for mid-range smartphones. It was announced at the end of 2014 and features eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2 GHz (max.). Furthermore, the processor integrates a ARM Mali-450 MP4 graphics card, an LPDDR3 memory controller, an LTE Cat.4 modem, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The chip is manufactured in 28nm and relatively power efficient.

HiSilicon Kirin 659HiSilicon Kirin 658HiSilicon Kirin 620
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
MediaTek MT81682000 MHz4 / 4
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
MediaTek MT81682000 MHz4 / 4
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
MediaTek MT81682000 MHz4 / 4
» 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
2360 MHz2350 MHz1200 MHz
8 / 88 / 88 / 8
16 16 28
ARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory ControllerARMv8-ISA, Mali-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory ControllerARMv8-ISA, Mali-450 MP4, LTE (Cat. 4), LPDDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUARM Mali-T830 MP2ARM Mali-T830 MP2 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-450 MP4

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
12599 Points (15%)
12599 Points (15%)
min: 6434     avg: 6917     median: 6916.5 (8%)     max: 7399 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 11780     avg: 13618     median: 13379.5 (15%)     max: 14930 Points
13510 Points (16%)
min: 6861     avg: 7534     median: 7533.5 (9%)     max: 8206 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1632     avg: 1675     median: 1685 (21%)     max: 1717 Points
1608 Points (20%)
min: 1632     avg: 1675.3     median: 1685 (21%)     max: 1717 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 1354     avg: 1625     median: 1685 (29%)     max: 1741 Points
1554 Points (27%)
min: 1354     avg: 1624.8     median: 1685 (29%)     max: 1741 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
968 Points (8%)
968 Points (8%)
968 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2829 Points (26%)
2829 Points (26%)
2829 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
5944 Points (12%)
5944 Points (12%)
5944 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
3298 Points (7%)
3298 Points (7%)
3298 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
3897 Points (10%)
3897 Points (10%)
3897 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
3508 (5%)
3508 (5%)
min: 2151     avg: 2453     median: 2452.5 (4%)     max: 2754
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
876 (18%)
876 (18%)
min: 541     avg: 565     median: 564.5 (11%)     max: 588
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 887     avg: 888     median: 888 (14%)     max: 889
874 (14%)
min: 887     avg: 888     median: 888 (14%)     max: 889
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3438     avg: 3473     median: 3473 (8%)     max: 3508
3348 (8%)
min: 3438     avg: 3473     median: 3473 (8%)     max: 3508
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (14%)     max: 946
913 (14%)
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (14%)     max: 946
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3316     avg: 3608     median: 3680.5 (6%)     max: 3805
3460 (6%)
min: 3316     avg: 3607.6     median: 3680.5 (6%)     max: 3805
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 8684.3     avg: 9440     median: 9271 (16%)     max: 10788.1 ms
8591 ms (14%)
min: 15866     avg: 17376     median: 17375.6 (29%)     max: 18885.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
1173 ms (13%)
1172.8 ms (13%)
min: 1373.1     avg: 1679     median: 1679.4 (18%)     max: 1985.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 4191     avg: 4947     median: 4980 (8%)     max: 5471 Points
4589 Points (8%)
min: 1857     avg: 2170     median: 2170 (4%)     max: 2483 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 62810     avg: 65730     median: 66608 (23%)     max: 68232 Points
60438 Points (21%)
min: 62810     avg: 65730.4     median: 66608 (23%)     max: 68232 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 7947     avg: 8633     median: 8430.5 (26%)     max: 9656 Points
min: 7947     avg: 8632.7     median: 8430.5 (26%)     max: 9656 Points
min: 7947     avg: 8632.7     median: 8430.5 (26%)     max: 9656 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 21484     avg: 23751     median: 24193.5 (30%)     max: 24268 Points
min: 21484     avg: 23750.5     median: 24193.5 (30%)     max: 24268 Points
min: 21484     avg: 23750.5     median: 24193.5 (30%)     max: 24268 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 12982     avg: 13331     median: 13167.5 (4%)     max: 14340 Points
min: 12982     avg: 13331     median: 13167.5 (4%)     max: 14340 Points
min: 12982     avg: 13331     median: 13167.5 (4%)     max: 14340 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 39451     avg: 41305     median: 41643.5 (25%)     max: 41874 Points
min: 39451     avg: 41304.5     median: 41643.5 (25%)     max: 41874 Points
min: 39451     avg: 41304.5     median: 41643.5 (25%)     max: 41874 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 81992     avg: 87019     median: 87511.5 (15%)     max: 89639 Points
min: 81992     avg: 87018.7     median: 87511.5 (15%)     max: 89639 Points
min: 81992     avg: 87018.7     median: 87511.5 (15%)     max: 89639 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
1694 Iter./s (52%)
1694 Iter./s (52%)
1694 Iter./s (52%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
20418 Iter./s (67%)
20418 Iter./s (67%)
20418 Iter./s (67%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 122441     avg: 127602     median: 127602 (17%)     max: 132762 Points
min: 122441     avg: 127601.5     median: 127601.5 (17%)     max: 132762 Points
min: 122441     avg: 127601.5     median: 127601.5 (17%)     max: 132762 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 2413     avg: 2626     median: 2635 (14%)     max: 2819 Points
min: 2413     avg: 2625.5     median: 2635 (14%)     max: 2819 Points
min: 2413     avg: 2625.5     median: 2635 (14%)     max: 2819 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (24%)     max: 8244 Points
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (24%)     max: 8244 Points
min: 5970     avg: 7032     median: 6957 (24%)     max: 8244 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 4615     avg: 4805     median: 4834.5 (32%)     max: 4911 Points
4464 Points (29%)
min: 4615     avg: 4805     median: 4834.5 (32%)     max: 4911 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 5704     avg: 5956     median: 5887 (29%)     max: 6252 Points
5794 Points (29%)
3717 Points (19%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 659 → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 658 → 98% n=31

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 620 → 91% n=31

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