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HiSilicon Kirin 960 vs HiSilicon Kirin 960s vs HiSilicon Kirin 710

HiSilicon Kirin 960

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The HiSilicon Kirin 960 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablet, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 9 in November 2016. Besides 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A73, 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC is also equipped with a modern Mali-G71 MP8 graphics adapter, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller as well as an LTE Cat. 12/13 modem. It is one of the fastest ARM SoCs in the end of 2016. The Kirin 960 is manufactured in a modern 16-nm process at TSMC.

HiSilicon Kirin 960s

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The HiSilicon Kirin 960S is an ARM based mid-range octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablets, which was introduced with the 2018 10.5-inch Huawei MediaPad M5. Compared to the normal Kirin 960, the 960S offers an additional NPU for AI calculations from the Kirin 970. Looks like to be slower clocked than the older Kirin 960.

Besides 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A73, 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC is also equipped with a modern Mali-G71 MP8 graphics adapter, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller as well as an LTE Cat. 12/13 modem. It is one of the fastest ARM SoCs in the end of 2016. The Kirin 960 is manufactured in a modern 16-nm process at TSMC.

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).

ModelHiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 960sHiSilicon Kirin 710
Series HiSilicon
CodenameCortex-A73/-A53Cortex-A73/-A53Cortex-A73/-A53
Series: Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 9702.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 « 2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 7102.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 9702.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 9602.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s « 2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 7102.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 9702.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 9602.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710 « 2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
Clock2400 MHz2100 MHz2200 MHz
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 88 / 8
Technology16 nm16 nm12 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, 4x Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR4 Memory ControllerARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, 4x Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR4 Memory ControllerARM 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, Baidou
iGPUARM Mali-G71 MP8 ( - 900 MHz)ARM Mali-G71 MP8 ( - 900 MHz)ARM Mali-G51 MP4
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Announced
Transistors5500 Million

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: 14456     avg: 15019     median: 15116.5 (13%)     max: 15341 Points
14698 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1817     avg: 2147     median: 2018 (24%)     max: 2552 Points
2323 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 1960     avg: 2151     median: 2110 (24%)     max: 2296 Points
2101 Points (24%)
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
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1852     avg: 1875     median: 1869 (19%)     max: 1899 Points
1634 Points (16%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6173     avg: 6384     median: 6445 (7%)     max: 6527 Points
5809 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1935     avg: 1941     median: 1941 (26%)     max: 1947 Points
1706 Points (23%)
min: 1612     avg: 1623     median: 1623 (22%)     max: 1634 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5629     avg: 5833     median: 5832.5 (14%)     max: 6036 Points
5609 Points (14%)
min: 5377     avg: 5447     median: 5447 (13%)     max: 5517 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5734 Points (9%)
5456 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1756 Points (26%)
1517 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
2165 Points (17%)
min: 1356     avg: 1702     median: 1701.5 (14%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3780 Points (34%)
min: 2488     avg: 3017     median: 3017 (27%)     max: 3546 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
10498 Points (21%)
min: 9096     avg: 9764     median: 9763.5 (19%)     max: 10431 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5303 Points (11%)
min: 4429     avg: 4767     median: 4766.5 (10%)     max: 5104 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6502 Points (17%)
min: 5366     avg: 5857     median: 5856.5 (15%)     max: 6347 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2734     avg: 3226     median: 3149 (4%)     max: 3734 ms
5947 ms (7%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 10016     avg: 10823     median: 10236 (9%)     max: 11897 Points
6802 Points (6%)
min: 9041     avg: 9659     median: 9695 (9%)     max: 10544 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 68     avg: 70     median: 70 (15%)     max: 72 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
min: 2743     avg: 3060     median: 3059.5 (82%)     max: 3376 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
min: 4471     avg: 4481     median: 4481 (100%)     max: 4491 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
min: 7346     avg: 7456     median: 7455.5 (98%)     max: 7565 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 124087     avg: 143408     median: 146044 (50%)     max: 157445 Points
147305 Points (50%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 10520     avg: 11264     median: 11146.5 (34%)     max: 12244 Points
8364 Points (26%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 40636     avg: 41957     median: 42032.5 (52%)     max: 43125 Points
28103 Points (34%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 59256     avg: 62050     median: 61700 (19%)     max: 65542 Points
33870 Points (11%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 57275     avg: 59357     median: 58913.5 (36%)     max: 62327 Points
43350 Points (27%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 170015     avg: 174560     median: 173306 (31%)     max: 181614 Points
113687 Points (20%)
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: 256749     avg: 264076     median: 264076 (35%)     max: 271402 Points
min: 181152     avg: 184162     median: 184162 (24%)     max: 187172 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
677 min (13%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 6006     avg: 6136     median: 6134 (40%)     max: 6299 Points
5114 Points (33%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 6830     avg: 7199     median: 7341 (37%)     max: 7403 Points
5040 Points (25%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 3783     avg: 4945     median: 5171.5 (27%)     max: 5286 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 10592     avg: 11047     median: 11046.5 (24%)     max: 11501 Points

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 960 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 960s → 84% n=17

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 710 → 94% n=17

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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