HiSilicon Kirin 659 vs HiSilicon Kirin 658 vs HiSilicon Kirin 655

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 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.

HiSilicon Kirin 659HiSilicon Kirin 658HiSilicon Kirin 655
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 MHz2100 MHz
8 / 88 / 88 / 8
16 16 16
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-T830 MP2, Dual SIM LTE (Cat. 6), LPDDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUARM Mali-T830 MP2ARM Mali-T830 MP2 (900 MHz)ARM Mali-T830 MP2 (900 MHz)

3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
12599 Points (15%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 11780     avg: 13618     median: 13379.5 (15%)     max: 14930 Points
13510 Points (16%)
min: 13535     avg: 13553     median: 13535 (16%)     max: 13590 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1632     avg: 1675     median: 1685 (21%)     max: 1717 Points
1608 Points (20%)
1438 Points (18%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1354     avg: 1625     median: 1685 (29%)     max: 1741 Points
1554 Points (27%)
1391 Points (24%)
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 Single-Core Score
min: 887     avg: 888     median: 888 (14%)     max: 889 Points
874 Points (14%)
min: 780     avg: 784     median: 784 (12%)     max: 788 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3438     avg: 3473     median: 3473 (8%)     max: 3508 Points
3348 Points (8%)
min: 3240     avg: 3291     median: 3290.5 (8%)     max: 3341 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 869     avg: 919     median: 926.5 (15%)     max: 946 Points
913 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3316     avg: 3608     median: 3680.5 (6%)     max: 3805 Points
3460 Points (6%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 8684.3     avg: 9440     median: 9271 (16%)     max: 10788.1 ms
8591 ms (14%)
min: 8768.2     avg: 9071     median: 9070.8 (15%)     max: 9373.3 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
1173 ms (13%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4191     avg: 4947     median: 4980 (10%)     max: 5471 Points
4589 Points (9%)
min: 4199     avg: 4415     median: 4414.5 (8%)     max: 4630 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 62810     avg: 65730     median: 66608 (23%)     max: 68232 Points
60438 Points (21%)
min: 56764     avg: 56781     median: 56781 (19%)     max: 56798 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
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
162396 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 2413     avg: 2626     median: 2635 (11%)     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 (37%)     max: 4911 Points
4464 Points (34%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 5704     avg: 5956     median: 5887 (30%)     max: 6252 Points
5794 Points (29%)
min: 4383     avg: 4401     median: 4401 (22%)     max: 4419 Points

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 659 → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 658 → 96% n=9

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 655 → 89% n=9

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