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Snapdragon 665 vs Kirin 655

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (with Adreno 610 graphics) and HiSilicon 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Performs 6.8x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.6x) AnTuTu 8 score – 177K vs 67K
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Announced 2-years and 5-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (11 versus 16 nm)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 655
  • Higher GPU frequency (~50%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
177710
67424
CPU 71698 -
GPU 33657 -
Memory 42670 -
UX 32113 -
Total score 177710 67424

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
315
173
Multi-Core Score
1371
839
Image compression 87.65 Mpixels/s 62 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.2 images/s 8.67 images/s
Speech recognition 21.45 words/s 14 words/s
Machine learning 16.65 images/s 9.82 images/s
Camera shooting 10.9 images/s 4.12 images/s
HTML 5 1.8 Mnodes/s 1.21 Mnodes/s
SQLite 468 Krows/s 300.3 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 29 FPS
[Low]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 28 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 57 FPS
[Medium]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
-
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
1080 x 2340
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 665 and Kirin 655

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (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
Process 11 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count - 4 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 610 Mali-T830 MP2
Architecture Adreno 600 Midgard
GPU frequency 600 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS 273 Gigaflops 40 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 686 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K 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

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 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced April 2019 December 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6125 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
10 (52.6%)
9 (47.4%)
Total votes: 19

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