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Snapdragon 710 vs Kirin 970

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (with Adreno 616 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 970 (Mali G72 MP12). 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
  • Announced 9-months later
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Supports 95% higher memory bandwidth (29 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 9%) AnTuTu 8 score – 239K vs 220K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Kirin 970 +9%
239432
CPU 70627 66289
GPU 54697 73245
Memory 46031 50039
UX 41592 41387
Total score 220655 239432

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1478
1386
Image compression 91.1 Mpixels/s 90.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.95 images/s 11.4 images/s
Speech recognition 25.95 words/s 24.4 words/s
Machine learning 22.2 images/s 21.3 images/s
Camera shooting 12.75 images/s 11.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.71 Mnodes/s 1.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 467.95 Krows/s 415.6 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]
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Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
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Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Low]
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World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
[Ultra]
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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 970

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-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 10 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count 5.3 billion 5.5 billion
TDP 6 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 616 Mali G72 MP12
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 750 MHz 746 MHz
Execution units 2 12
Shading units 128 192
FLOPS 384 Gigaflops 347 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 29 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 2x 20MP, 1x 32MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1
Audio codecs Qualcomm Aqstic, aptX, aptX HD 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio

Connectivity

Modem X15 LTE -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 1200 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

Info

Announced May 2018 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SDM710 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
55 (54.5%)
46 (45.5%)
Total votes: 101

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