HiSilicon Kirin 950 vs HiSilicon Kirin 955

HiSilicon Kirin 950

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The HiSilicon Kirin 950 is a ARM-based high-end Octa-Core-SoC for Android based smartphones and tablets. It was announced at the end of 2014 together with the Huawei Mate 8. It contains 8 processor cores (4x Cortex-A72, 4x Cortex-A53), a ARM Mali T880 MP4 GPU (see for information and benchmarks), a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller and a LTE Cat. 5 radio. In the beginning of 2016 it is one of the fastest ARM bases SoCs on the market. The slightly later announced Kirin 955 is a higher clocked version (2.5 vs 2.3 GHz).

The Kirin 950 is one of the first SoCs that use the new Cortex-A72 architecture. Compared to the A57 cores, the A72 ones offer a 15 percent higher per MHz performance and should be more energy efficient. In the Kirin 950, the four Cortex-A72 cores are able to clock up to 2.3 GHz. Furthermore, the processor includes four power saving cores based on the Cortex-A53 architecture that are clocked with 1.8 GHz (max.).

The Kirin 950 is manufactured in 16nm at TSMC (16FF+ process).

HiSilicon Kirin 955

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The HiSilicon Kirin 955 is a ARM-based high-end Octa-Core-SoC for Android based smartphones and tablets. It was announced in the beginning of 2016 together with the Huawei P9. It contains 8 processor cores (4x Cortex-A72, 4x Cortex-A53), a ARM Mali T880 MP4 GPU (see for information and benchmarks), a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller and a LTE Cat. 5 radio. In the beginning of 2016 it is one of the fastest ARM bases SoCs on the market. Compared to the slightly older Kirin 950, the 955 is a higher clocked version (A72 cores clock at 2.5 versus 2.3 GHz).

The Kirin 955 is one of the first SoCs that use the new Cortex-A72 architecture. Compared to the A57 cores, the A72 ones offer a 15 percent higher per MHz performance and should be more energy efficient. In the Kirin 955, the four Cortex-A72 cores are able to clock up to 2.5 GHz. Furthermore, the processor includes four power saving cores based on the Cortex-A53 architecture that are clocked with 1.8 GHz (max.).

The Kirin 955 is manufactured in 16nm at TSMC (16FF+ process).

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ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, 4x Cortex-A72 (2.3 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), LTE Cat. 6, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR4-2666 Memory Controller (21.3 GB/s)ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, 4x Cortex-A72 (2.5 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), LTE Cat. 6, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR4-3200 Memory Controller (25.6 GB/s)
iGPUARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 900 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 900 MHz)

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 15531     avg: 15548     median: 15538 (18%)     max: 15575 Points
min: 15331     avg: 15424     median: 15424 (18%)     max: 15517 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 2034     avg: 2182.5     median: 2182 (27%)     max: 2331 Points
2425 Points (30%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1211     avg: 1655.5     median: 1655 (32%)     max: 2100 Points
2411 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2634 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4524 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
14220 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5936 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
8222 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6265 Points (17%)
min: 6522     avg: 6539     median: 6539 (17%)     max: 6556 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1721 Points (35%)
min: 1767     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (38%)     max: 1929 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
min: 3101     avg: 3122.5     median: 3122 (25%)     max: 3144 Points
3077 Points (24%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5277     avg: 5379     median: 5379 (18%)     max: 5481 Points
4904 Points (16%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1726 Points (29%)
1755 Points (29%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1683 Points (27%)
1744 Points (28%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5283 Points (9%)
5260 Points (9%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
523.8 MFLOPS (18%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
328.8 MFLOPS (32%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2822     avg: 3148.3     median: 2979 (5%)     max: 3643 ms
min: 2792     avg: 2857.5     median: 2857 (5%)     max: 2922 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
460.6 ms (5%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10692     avg: 11141.7     median: 11329 (22%)     max: 11404 Points
min: 11783     avg: 11920.5     median: 11920 (23%)     max: 12058 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
2995 Points (80%)
2880 Points (77%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
3414 Points (76%)
3431 Points (76%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
7008 Points (93%)
6580 Points (87%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
30556 points (71%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
76809 Points (77%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 86735     avg: 91724.3     median: 93767 (32%)     max: 94671 Points
min: 95743     avg: 97078     median: 97078 (33%)     max: 98413 Points
AndEBench - Java
3254 Iter./s (100%)
AndEBench - Native
30465 Iter./s (100%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
270825 Points (36%)
253465 Points (33%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
5220 Points (44%)
5226 Points (44%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 5204     avg: 6427.7     median: 6735 (34%)     max: 7344 Points
min: 7058     avg: 7108.5     median: 7108 (36%)     max: 7159 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
0 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 950 → 100%

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 955 → 102%

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