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Kirin 710F vs Apple A9

We compared the 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 710F (Mali-G51) with the older 2-core Apple A9 (PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


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 710F
  • Has 6 cores more
  • Announced 3 years and 4 months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~54%)
  • 19% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 1850 MHz)
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (12 versus 14 nm)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple A9 +68%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Kirin 710F +34%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
Apple A9 +1%


Full list of technical specifications of Kirin 710F and Apple A9


Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
2x 1.85 GHz – Twister
Cores 8 2
Frequency 2200 MHz 1850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 256 KB -
L2 cache 512 KB 3 MB
L3 cache - 8 MB
Process 12 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 5.5 billion 2 billion


GPU name Mali-G51 PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600
Architecture Bifrost Rogue
GPU frequency 1000 MHz 650 MHz
Cores 4 6
Number of ALUs - 192
FLOPS 225 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11


Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 6 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2340 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 40MP, 2x 24MP 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem - Qualcomm MDM9635M
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 450 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 4 4
Bluetooth 4.2 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced January 2019 September 2015
Class Mid range Flagship

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So, which SoC would you choose?
3 (75%)
1 (25%)
Total votes: 4


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