Kirin 960 vs Kirin 710

We compared two 8-core processors: HiSilicon Kirin 960 (with Mali-G71 MP8 graphics) and Kirin 710 (Mali-G51 MP4). 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 960
  • Higher GPU frequency (~60%)
  • Performs 25% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 25%) AnTuTu 9 score – 255K vs 203K
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2200 MHz)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Announced 1-year and 9-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 16 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Kirin 960 +25%
255170
203952
CPU 70319 70160
GPU 61547 32918
Memory 54634 40008
UX 66647 59919
Total score 255170 203952

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Kirin 960 +16%
384
330
Multi-Core Score
Kirin 960 +33%
1606
1204
Image compression 82.7 Mpixels/s 83.95 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.5 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 28.75 words/s 24 words/s
Machine learning 21.45 images/s 17.1 images/s
Camera shooting 11.8 images/s 9.81 images/s
HTML 5 1.79 Mnodes/s 1.74 Mnodes/s
SQLite 453.85 Krows/s 454.55 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 960 and Kirin 710

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2360 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 64 KB 256 KB
L2 cache 4 MB 512 KB
L3 cache - 1 MB
Process 16 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 4 billion 5.5 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G71 MP8 Mali-G51 MP4
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 1037 MHz 650 MHz
Execution units 8 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 282 Gigaflops 225 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 11.3 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1600 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 28.8 Gbit/s -
Max size 4 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 2x 16MP 1x 40MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

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

Info

Announced October 2016 July 2018
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number Hi3660 Hi6260
Official page - HiSilicon Kirin 710 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
60 (76.9%)
18 (23.1%)
Total votes: 78

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 710 and Kirin 960, or ask any questions