HiSilicon Kirin 910 vs Renesas MP5232 vs Marvell PXA986

HiSilicon Kirin 910

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The HiSilicon Kirin 910 is an ARM based quad core SoC for Android smartphones and tablets. As HiSilicon is fully owned by Huawei, the chip is mostly used in Huawei models like the MediaPad X1, P6 S, MediaPad M1 and Honor 3C 4G). The SoC integrates four Cortex-A9 cores (at 1.6 GHz max.), a ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU (at 533 MHz), a 32-bit single-channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller (533 MHz) and a LTE Cat. 4 radio. The similar named HiSilicon Kirin 910T is a 200 MHz higher clocked (CPU) version.

At the time of announcement in mid 2014, the CPU performance is in the mid-range of smartphone and tablet SoCs. The power consumption is a bit higher than usual, as the CPU cores are rather high clocked.

Renesas MP5232

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The Renesas MP5232 is an entry level ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core SoC with integrated LTE cat. 4 radio. It aims at "cheap" Android based smartphones with LTE between 150 and 300 Dollars. Both CPU cores are clocked at up to 1.5 GHz, although e.g. in the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F they are limited to 1.2 GHz. In addition to the ARM processor cores, the MP5232 features a PowerVR SGX544 graphics card, LTE cat. 4 / DC-HSPA+ 3G / Edge radio, 1080p video de- and encoder, and a 20 MP ISP.

Marvell PXA986

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The Marvell PXA986 is an ARM based dual-core SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Cortex-A9 CPU cores usually clocked around 1.2 GHz and a Vivante GC1000 graphics card. The integrated video processor is able to handle 720p30 content in H.263, H.264 BP and MPEG4 SP encoding. Furthermore, a GSM/EDGE/WCDMA/HSDPA radio is included in the chip.

HiSilicon Kirin 910Renesas MP5232Marvell PXA986
Marvell Technology Group
Cortex-A9Cortex-A9Cortex-A9
: Cortex-A9
HiSilicon Kirin 910T1800 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
» HiSilicon Kirin 9101600 MHz4 / 4
Renesas MP52321500 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM21664T1200 MHz2 / 2
Marvell PXA9861200 MHz2 / 2
NXP i.MX 6SLL1000 MHz1 / 1
WonderMedia PRIZM WM89501000 MHz1 / 1
HiSilicon Kirin 910T1800 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 9101600 MHz4 / 4
» Renesas MP52321500 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM21664T1200 MHz2 / 2
Marvell PXA9861200 MHz2 / 2
NXP i.MX 6SLL1000 MHz1 / 1
WonderMedia PRIZM WM89501000 MHz1 / 1
HiSilicon Kirin 910T1800 MHz4 / 4
Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
HiSilicon Kirin 9101600 MHz4 / 4
Renesas MP52321500 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM21664T1200 MHz2 / 2
» Marvell PXA9861200 MHz2 / 2
NXP i.MX 6SLL1000 MHz1 / 1
WonderMedia PRIZM WM89501000 MHz1 / 1
1600 MHz1500 MHz1200 MHz
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ARMv7, Mali-450 MP4 (533 MHz), LTE (Cat. 4), Single-Channel LPDDR3-1600 (6.4 GB/s)
MP5232Marvell Technology Group PXA986

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 9720     avg: 9785     median: 9784.5 (6%)     max: 9849 Points
4163 Points (3%)
min: 2623     avg: 2874     median: 2740 (2%)     max: 3258 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 9766     avg: 9884     median: 9883.5 (12%)     max: 10001 Points
4147 Points (5%)
min: 2709     avg: 2985     median: 2985 (4%)     max: 3261 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 8327     avg: 9920     median: 9920 (11%)     max: 11513 Points
37%
1 PXA986 +
3675 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
622 Points (5%)
71%
1 PXA986 +
min: 437     avg: 440     median: 439.5 (4%)     max: 442 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
1753 Points (16%)
83%
1 PXA986 +
min: 1337     avg: 1448     median: 1448 (13%)     max: 1559 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
2784 Points (5%)
46%
1 PXA986 +
min: 1275     avg: 1284     median: 1284 (3%)     max: 1293 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
1575 Points (3%)
46%
1 PXA986 +
min: 709     avg: 720     median: 720 (1%)     max: 731 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
1938 Points (5%)
53%
1 PXA986 +
min: 1005     avg: 1035     median: 1034.5 (3%)     max: 1064 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1452     avg: 1548     median: 1547.5 (3%)     max: 1643 Points
654 Points (1%)
min: 631     avg: 647     median: 646.5 (1%)     max: 662 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 481     avg: 509     median: 509 (10%)     max: 537 Points
373 Points (8%)
min: 376     avg: 380     median: 379.5 (8%)     max: 383 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
202 MFLOPS (7%)
70.2 MFLOPS (2%)
min: 73.654     avg: 74.3     median: 74 (3%)     max: 75.268 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
62.8 MFLOPS (6%)
11.7 MFLOPS (1%)
min: 39.826     avg: 41.6     median: 41.4 (4%)     max: 43.686 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
22419 ms (38%)
21760 ms (37%)
min: 23940.7     avg: 25315     median: 25314.6 (43%)     max: 26688.5 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1277     avg: 1361     median: 1360.6 (15%)     max: 1444.1 ms
1525 ms (17%)
min: 1427.6     avg: 1607     median: 1623.5 (18%)     max: 1770.5 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1217 ms (12%)
1480 ms (14%)
min: 1453.3     avg: 1531     median: 1530.9 (15%)     max: 1608.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1467     avg: 1535     median: 1535 (3%)     max: 1603 Points
1547 Points (3%)
1448 Points (3%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
874 Points (23%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1200 Points (27%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1973 Points (26%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
5563 points (13%)
3959 points (9%)
min: 3257     avg: 3515     median: 3514.5 (8%)     max: 3772 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
100%
1 PXA986 +
2945 (19%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 21467     avg: 21865     median: 21864.5 (51%)     max: 22262
12246 (28%)
min: 11051     avg: 11392     median: 11392 (26%)     max: 11733
AndEBench - Java
537 Iter./s (17%)
209 Iter./s (6%)
min: 137     avg: 160     median: 159 (5%)     max: 184 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
11881 Iter./s (39%)
4260 Iter./s (14%)
min: 4077     avg: 4208     median: 4266 (14%)     max: 4281 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
11258 Points (1%)
4557 Points (1%)
min: 3273     avg: 3820     median: 3976 (1%)     max: 4210 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
2019 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 910 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Renesas MP5232 → 60% n=15

Average Benchmarks Marvell PXA986 → 58% n=15

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)