HiSilicon Kirin 960s vs HiSilicon Kirin 710

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).

HiSilicon Kirin 960sHiSilicon Kirin 710
HiSilicon
Cortex-A73/-A53Cortex-A73/-A53
: Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 970 (compare)2400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960 (compare)2400 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 960s2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 7102200 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 970 (compare)2400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960 (compare)2400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s2100 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 7102200 MHz8 / 8
2100 MHz2200 MHz
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ARM 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
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3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
14698 Points (17%)
min: 11158     avg: 15869.7     median: 17015 (20%)     max: 22668 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
2323 Points (29%)
min: 1851     avg: 2359.1     median: 2510 (32%)     max: 2789 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
2101 Points (45%)
min: 1656     avg: 2373.7     median: 2578 (55%)     max: 2723 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2165 Points (17%)
min: 1356     avg: 1701.5     median: 1701 (14%)     max: 2047 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3780 Points (34%)
min: 2488     avg: 3017     median: 3017 (27%)     max: 3546 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
10498 Points (18%)
min: 9096     avg: 9763.5     median: 9763 (17%)     max: 10431 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5303 Points (9%)
min: 4429     avg: 4766.5     median: 4766 (8%)     max: 5104 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6502 Points (15%)
min: 5366     avg: 5856.5     median: 5856 (13%)     max: 6347 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5734 Points (15%)
5456 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1756 Points (36%)
1517 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
10728 Points (85%)
min: 3295     avg: 3689     median: 3689 (29%)     max: 4083 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5609 Points (19%)
min: 5377     avg: 5447     median: 5447 (18%)     max: 5517 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1706 Points (28%)
min: 1612     avg: 1623     median: 1623 (27%)     max: 1634 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1634 Points (26%)
min: 1523     avg: 1561.3     median: 1544 (24%)     max: 1614 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5809 Points (10%)
min: 5266     avg: 5457.4     median: 5429 (9%)     max: 5615 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
5947 ms (10%)
min: 3998     avg: 4234.8     median: 4171 (7%)     max: 4852 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
6802 Points (13%)
min: 9041     avg: 9577.4     median: 9643 (18%)     max: 10288 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
147305 Points (50%)
min: 104012     avg: 108955     median: 110125 (38%)     max: 112870 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 181152     avg: 184162     median: 184162 (24%)     max: 187172 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
5114 Points (43%)
min: 5803     avg: 6448.4     median: 6483 (54%)     max: 7141 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
5040 Points (26%)
min: 7004     avg: 8216.9     median: 8325 (42%)     max: 9509 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 3783     avg: 4902.8     median: 5187 (42%)     max: 5286 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
min: 10592     avg: 11046.5     median: 11046 (49%)     max: 11501 Points

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 960s → 100%

Average Benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 710 → 99%

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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)