Snapdragon 660 vs Kirin 950

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with Adreno 512 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 950 (Mali-T880 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Performs 78% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 1-year and 6-months later
  • Shows significantly better (up to 48%) AnTuTu 9 score – 202K vs 136K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (14 versus 16 nm)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • Supports 84% higher memory bandwidth (25.6 against 13.9 GB/s)
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~6%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
202324
136824
CPU 68288 51279
GPU 35535 16063
Memory 38070 28644
UX 59108 39561
Total score 202324 136824

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1324
1288
Image compression 88.7 Mpixels/s 72.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12 images/s 10.6 images/s
Speech recognition 24.1 words/s 20.75 words/s
Machine learning 18.3 images/s 16.35 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 9.14 images/s
HTML 5 1.76 Mnodes/s 1.5 Mnodes/s
SQLite 487.4 Krows/s 364 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 660 and Kirin 950

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 14 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion 2 billion
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 512 Mali-T880 MP4
Architecture Adreno 500 Midgard
GPU frequency 850 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 1 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 217 Gigaflops 122 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11.2

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz -
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.9 Gbit/s 25.6 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 21MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 -
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 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced May 2017 November 2015
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM6115 Hi3650
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site -

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