HiSilicon Kirin 920 vs HiSilicon Kirin 925

HiSilicon Kirin 920

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The HiSilicon Kirin 920 is an ARM-based octa-core SoC (system-on-a-chip) for smartphones and tablets. It was launched in the second half of 2014 alongside and features four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 1.7 GHz. Furthermore, there are four additional Cortex-A7 cores to save power, an ARM Mali-T628 MP4 GPU and a 2x 32 bit LPDDR3 memory controller. The integrated LTE Cat. 6 modem provides download speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

HiSilicon Kirin 925

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The HiSilicon Kirin 925 is an ARM-based octa-core SoC (system-on-a-chip) for smartphones and tablets. It was launched in Q3/2014 alongside the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and features four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. Furthermore, there are four additional Cortex-A7 cores at up to 1.3 GHz, an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU and a 2x 32 bit LPDDR3 memory controller. The integrated LTE Cat. 6 modem provides download speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

Processor 

Compared to the commonly used Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A7 architecture, the A15 cores offer an at least 50 percent higher performance per clock, which makes the Kirin 925 one of the high-end ARM SoCs of 2014. On average, the CPU performance is roughly on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or Samsung Exynos 5420

In addition, HiSilicon has integrated four Cortex-A7 cores clocked up to 1.3 GHz. Depending on the system load, the SoC will automatically switch between the powerful A15 cores and the more efficient A7 cores to improve power consumption and battery life in a concept ARM calls "big.LITTLE". If necessary, all eight cores can be used simultaneously, so that the chip can be described as a "true" octa-core SoC.

Graphics

Similar to the Samsung Exynos 5420, the Kirin 925 integrates a Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, which offers six shader clusters (~120 GFLOPS at 600 MHz, clock speed not confirmed). The Mali-T628 supports OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1 and DirectX 11 and offers a remarkable performance that is just sligthly behind the Adreno 330 (Snapdragon 800) or a PowerVR G6430 (Apple A7). Thus, the GPU can run even the most demanding Android games at high resolutions (up to 2560 x 1600 pixels) and detail settings.

Power Consumption

The Kirin 925 is manufactured in a 28nm process (TSMC HPM) and should have a power consumption similar to other high-end SoCs, e.g. the Exynos 5420. Therefore, the chip is suited for medium-sized (or bigger) smartphones as well as tablets.

HiSilicon Kirin 920HiSilicon Kirin 925
Cortex-A15 / Cortex-A7Cortex-A15 / Cortex-A7
: Cortex-A15 / Cortex-A7
HiSilicon Kirin 9251800 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 9201700 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 9251800 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 9201700 MHz8 / 8
1700 MHz1800 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
28 28
ARM Mali-T628 MP4 GPU, 4x Cortex-A15 (1.7 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A7 (1.3 GHz, big.LITTLE), LTE Cat. 6, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3 Memory ControllerARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, 4x Cortex-A15 (1.8 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A7 (1.3 GHz, big.LITTLE), LTE Cat. 6, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUARM Mali-T628 MP4 ( - 600 MHz)ARM Mali-T628 MP6

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
10716 Points (13%)
min: 11365     avg: 12045     median: 12045 (14%)     max: 12725 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
12813 Points (15%)
min: 11851     avg: 12636     median: 12635.5 (15%)     max: 13420 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
3102 (6%)
min: 3178     avg: 3214     median: 3214 (6%)     max: 3250
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
858 (18%)
min: 893     avg: 897     median: 896.5 (18%)     max: 900
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
738 (11%)
767 (11%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
1752 (3%)
1899 (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
231 MFLOPS (8%)
421 MFLOPS (14%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
174 MFLOPS (17%)
191 MFLOPS (19%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
5450 ms (9%)
min: 5414     avg: 5457     median: 5457.5 (9%)     max: 5500.9 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
725 ms (8%)
min: 666.2     avg: 705     median: 704.5 (8%)     max: 742.8 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
6363 Points (11%)
min: 6370     avg: 6461     median: 6461 (11%)     max: 6552 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
1330 Points (36%)
1330 Points (36%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
1727 Points (38%)
1727 Points (38%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
3367 Points (44%)
3367 Points (44%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
10508 points (24%)
10508 points (24%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
41860 Points (42%)
min: 42181     avg: 43352     median: 43352 (44%)     max: 44523 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
646 Iter./s (20%)
646 Iter./s (20%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
18213 Iter./s (60%)
18213 Iter./s (60%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
18892 Points (2%)
18892 Points (2%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
2832 Points (14%)
2859 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 920 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 925 → 106% n=20

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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