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Kirin 710 vs Kirin 655

We compared two 8-core processors: HiSilicon Kirin 710 (with Mali-G51 graphics) and Kirin 655 (Mali-T830 MP2). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Performs 5.6x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.5x) AnTuTu 8 score – 165K vs 67K
  • Announced 1-year and 8-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 16 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~11%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Kirin 710 +146%
165876
67424
CPU 62607 -
GPU 22111 -
Memory 36623 -
UX 31490 -
Total score 165876 67424

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Kirin 710 +90%
329
173
Multi-Core Score
Kirin 710 +45%
1213
839
Image compression 83.95 Mpixels/s 62 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 8.67 images/s
Speech recognition 24 words/s 14 words/s
Machine learning 17.1 images/s 9.82 images/s
Camera shooting 9.81 images/s 4.12 images/s
HTML 5 1.74 Mnodes/s 1.21 Mnodes/s
SQLite 454.55 Krows/s 300.3 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 51 FPS
[Medium]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 29 FPS
[Low]
-
Fortnite 25 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 52 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Huawei Honor 10 Lite
1080 x 2340
-
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Kirin 710 and Kirin 655

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2.12 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2120 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 256 KB -
L2 cache 512 KB -
Process 12 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 5.5 billion 4 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G51 Mali-T830 MP2
Architecture Bifrost Midgard
GPU frequency 1000 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 4 2
Shading units 64 32
FLOPS 225 Gigaflops 40 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max size 6 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2340 x 1080 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 40MP, 2x 24MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 4 4
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced July 2018 December 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Official page HiSilicon Kirin 710 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
13 (81.3%)
3 (18.8%)
Total votes: 16

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