Kirin 960 vs Kirin 810

We compared two 8-core processors: HiSilicon Kirin 960 (with Mali-G71 MP8 graphics) and Kirin 810 (Mali-G52 MP6). 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 (~26%)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 810
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 16 nm)
  • Performs 2x better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 2-years and 9-months later
  • Shows significantly better (up to 45%) AnTuTu 9 score – 369K vs 255K
  • Supports 10% higher memory bandwidth (31.78 against 28.8 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
255170
Kirin 810 +45%
369125
CPU 70319 109064
GPU 61547 95721
Memory 54634 72097
UX 66647 91820
Total score 255170 369125

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
384
Kirin 810 +56%
599
Multi-Core Score
1606
Kirin 810 +20%
1933
Image compression 82.7 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 12.5 images/s -
Speech recognition 28.75 words/s -
Machine learning 21.45 images/s -
Camera shooting 11.8 images/s -
HTML 5 1.79 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 453.85 Krows/s -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 30 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 29 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 43 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Huawei Honor 9X
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 810

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A53
2x 2.27 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2360 MHz 2270 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 64 KB 256 KB
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
Process 16 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 4 billion 6.9 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G71 MP8 Mali-G52 MP6
Architecture Bifrost Rogue
GPU frequency 1037 MHz 820 MHz
Execution units 8 6
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS 282 Gigaflops 551 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 11.3 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1600 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 28.8 Gbit/s 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
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
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 6
Bluetooth 4.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced October 2016 June 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number Hi3660 Hi6280
Official page - HiSilicon Kirin 810 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 44

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