Snapdragon 710 vs Kirin 960

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (with Adreno 616 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 960 (Mali-G71 MP8). 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 710
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 16 nm)
  • Announced 1-year and 7-months later
  • Performs 36% better in floating-point computations
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 960
  • Supports 93% higher memory bandwidth (28.8 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~60%)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Kirin 960 +3%
255170
CPU 73452 70319
GPU 60823 61547
Memory 50312 54634
UX 63220 66647
Total score 248922 255170

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Kirin 960 +10%
1606
Image compression 91.1 Mpixels/s 82.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.95 images/s 12.5 images/s
Speech recognition 25.95 words/s 28.75 words/s
Machine learning 22.2 images/s 21.45 images/s
Camera shooting 12.75 images/s 11.8 images/s
HTML 5 1.71 Mnodes/s 1.79 Mnodes/s
SQLite 467.95 Krows/s 453.85 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 39 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 35 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
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 710 and Kirin 960

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 64 KB
L2 cache 384 KB 4 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 10 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 5.3 billion 4 billion
TDP 6 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 616 Mali-G71 MP8
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 650 MHz 1037 MHz
Execution units 2 8
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 384 Gigaflops 282 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11.3

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 28.8 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 2x 192MP, 1x 32MP 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs Qualcomm Aqstic, aptX, aptX HD AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X15 LTE -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced May 2018 October 2016
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SDM710 Hi3660
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 official site -

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