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HiSilicon Kirin 960s vs HiSilicon Kirin 710A

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 710A

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The HiSilicon Kirin 710A is a ARM-based mid-range Octa-Core-SoC for Android based smartphones and tablets. It is based on the Kirin 710, but manufactured in 14nm FinFET at SMIC (China) versus the TSMC in 12nm. It was announced mid 2020 and contains 8 processor cores (4x Cortex-A73 at up to 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. 

ModelHiSilicon Kirin 960sHiSilicon Kirin 710A
Series HiSilicon
CodenameCortex-A73/-A53Cortex-A73/-A53
Series: Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 970 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s « 2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 970 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A « 2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
Clock2100 MHz2000 MHz
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 8
Technology16 nm14 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-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-G51 MP4
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
Transistors5500 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.5, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - Kirin 710A
0.5 pt (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
14698 Points (12%)
min: 12601     avg: 12741     median: 12740.5 (11%)     max: 12880 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
2323 Points (27%)
min: 2365     avg: 2426     median: 2411 (28%)     max: 2501 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
2101 Points (24%)
min: 2441     avg: 2464     median: 2441 (28%)     max: 2511 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 296     avg: 297.3     median: 297 (13%)     max: 299 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1256     avg: 1300     median: 1312 (2%)     max: 1332 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1634 Points (16%)
min: 1422     avg: 1440     median: 1440 (14%)     max: 1458 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5809 Points (6%)
min: 5211     avg: 5232     median: 5231.5 (6%)     max: 5252 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1706 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5609 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5734 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1756 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
2165 Points (17%)
3221 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3780 Points (34%)
3498 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
10498 Points (21%)
10491 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5303 Points (11%)
4894 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6502 Points (17%)
6201 Points (16%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
5947 ms (7%)
min: 4122     avg: 4267     median: 4266.5 (5%)     max: 4411 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
6802 Points (6%)
min: 8911     avg: 9454     median: 9453.5 (8%)     max: 9996 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
55 Points (11%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
147305 Points (50%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
8364 Points (26%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
28103 Points (34%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
33870 Points (11%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
43350 Points (27%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
113687 Points (20%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
37557 Points (31%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
35829 Points (29%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
26575 Points (5%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
69743 Points (25%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
169704 Points (16%)
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
182567 Points (11%)
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
62687 Points (17%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
5114 Points (33%)
min: 6287     avg: 7038     median: 7038 (46%)     max: 7789 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
5040 Points (25%)
min: 7991     avg: 8101     median: 8101 (41%)     max: 8211 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
7061 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
6622 Points (31%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
3345 Points (18%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
6401 Points (14%)
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
6.8 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
3 Watt (3%)

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 960s → 100% n=14

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 710A → 111% n=14

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