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HiSilicon Kirin 710 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

HiSilicon Kirin 710

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The HiSilicon Kirin 710 is a ARM-based mid-range Octa-Core-SoC for Android based smartphones and tablets. It was announced mid 2018 and contains 8 processor cores (4x Cortex-A73 at up to 2.2 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.7 GHz, BigLITTLE), an ARM Mali G51 MP4, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller and a LTE radio (600 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up). Therefore, the CPU part is similar to the Kirin 960 and 970 (both higher clocked), but the graphics card is a lot slower. 

The Kirin 710 is manufactured at TSMC in 12 nm (compared to the 16nm Kirin 960 and 10nm Kirin 970).

The HiSilicon Kirin 710F is the same chip with a different package (FCCSP - Flip Chip Chip Scale Package) and offers the same specifications (see e.g. our review of the Huawei P Smart Z).

HiSilicon Kirin 970

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The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablet, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 10 in late 2017. Besides 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A73, 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC is also equipped with a modern Mali-G72 MP12 graphics adapter, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller as well as an LTE (4x4 MIMO, 5-band-carrier-aggregation, QAM-256, up to 1.2 Gbit/s) modem.

The performance cluster is clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and the four A53 power saving cores with up to 1.8 GHz. The performance should improve by about 20 percent according to Huawei and the power consumption reduced by 20 percent.

On the chip HiSilicon also included a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for running machine learning tasks very efficiently compared to the CPU cores.

ModelHiSilicon Kirin 710HiSilicon Kirin 970
SeriesHiSilicon
CodenameCortex-A73/-A53Cortex-A73/-A53
Series: Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 9702.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s compare2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710 « 2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 970 « 2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s compare2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 7102.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
Clock2200 MHz2400 MHz
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 8
Transistors5500 Million5500 Million
Technology12 nm10 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU, 4x Cortex-A73 (2.2 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.7 GHz, big.LITTLE), LTE Cat-12 600 Mbps Downlink, Cat-13 150 Mbps Uplink, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz, AGPS, Glonass, BaidouARM Mali-G71 MP12 GPU, 4x Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x LTE Dual-SIM (4x4-MIMO, QAM-256, up to 1,2 Gbit/s)
iGPUARM Mali-G51 MP4ARM Mali-G72 MP12
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.5, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - Kirin 710
0.5 pt (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 11158     avg: 16572     median: 17232.5 (15%)     max: 22668 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 330     avg: 330.5     median: 330.5 (14%)     max: 331 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1320     avg: 1338     median: 1338 (2%)     max: 1356 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 319     avg: 327     median: 327 (1%)     max: 335 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1266     avg: 1339     median: 1339 (4%)     max: 1412 Points
min: 1655     avg: 1712     median: 1711.5 (5%)     max: 1768 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1612     avg: 1623     median: 1623 (22%)     max: 1634 Points
min: 2009     avg: 2010     median: 2010 (27%)     max: 2011 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5377     avg: 5447     median: 5447 (13%)     max: 5517 Points
min: 6512     avg: 6519     median: 6519 (16%)     max: 6526 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5456 Points (9%)
min: 6160     avg: 6205     median: 6204.5 (10%)     max: 6249 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1517 Points (23%)
min: 1926     avg: 1933     median: 1933 (29%)     max: 1940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 1356     avg: 1702     median: 1701.5 (14%)     max: 2047 Points
min: 1993     avg: 2317     median: 2316.5 (19%)     max: 2640 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 2488     avg: 3017     median: 3017 (27%)     max: 3546 Points
min: 3758     avg: 3857     median: 3857 (35%)     max: 3956 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 9096     avg: 9764     median: 9763.5 (19%)     max: 10431 Points
min: 11044     avg: 11246     median: 11245.5 (22%)     max: 11447 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 4429     avg: 4767     median: 4766.5 (10%)     max: 5104 Points
min: 5485     avg: 5541     median: 5540.5 (11%)     max: 5596 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 5366     avg: 5857     median: 5856.5 (15%)     max: 6347 Points
min: 6800     avg: 6878     median: 6877.5 (18%)     max: 6955 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 3999     avg: 4223     median: 4205 (5%)     max: 4853 ms
min: 3591     avg: 4378     median: 3875.5 (5%)     max: 6221 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 9041     avg: 9659     median: 9695 (9%)     max: 10544 Points
min: 6692     avg: 10111     median: 11085 (10%)     max: 11838 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 52     avg: 61.7     median: 62 (13%)     max: 69 Points
69 Points (14%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 104012     avg: 108955     median: 110126 (38%)     max: 112870 Points
min: 173653     avg: 177915     median: 178490 (61%)     max: 181973 Points
min: 9493     avg: 13104     median: 13673 (42%)     max: 14768 Points
min: 28440     avg: 42105     median: 44676.5 (55%)     max: 45397 Points
min: 68813     avg: 75722     median: 76492.5 (24%)     max: 81761 Points
min: 46027     avg: 66879     median: 70808.5 (43%)     max: 72307 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 124870     avg: 139210     median: 135942 (24%)     max: 183420 Points
min: 152773     avg: 197811     median: 206548 (36%)     max: 212278 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 55985     avg: 58317     median: 58317 (49%)     max: 60649 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 35479     avg: 36250     median: 36250 (29%)     max: 37021 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 28697     avg: 28859     median: 28858.5 (5%)     max: 29020 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 60900     avg: 66675     median: 66674.5 (24%)     max: 72449 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 185725     avg: 190100     median: 190100 (18%)     max: 194475 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 181152     avg: 184162     median: 184162 (24%)     max: 187172 Points
202050 Points (27%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 3783     avg: 4945     median: 5171.5 (27%)     max: 5286 Points
min: 4617     avg: 4787     median: 4730 (25%)     max: 5015 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 10592     avg: 11047     median: 11046.5 (24%)     max: 11501 Points
min: 14120     avg: 14492     median: 14670 (31%)     max: 14687 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
596 min (11%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 710 → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 970 → 126% n=30

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2023-07- 1)