Snapdragon 712 vs Kirin 710

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (with Adreno 616 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 710 (Mali-G51 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 712
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Shows significantly better (up to 45%) AnTuTu 9 score – 285K vs 196K
  • Performs 38% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 12 nm)
  • Announced 7-months later
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2200 MHz)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Higher GPU frequency (~18%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
285104
196399
CPU 78104 70901
GPU 77679 33222
Memory 48386 33714
UX 80637 57642
Total score 285104 196399

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
402
330
Multi-Core Score
1520
1283
Image compression 92.2 Mpixels/s 83.95 Mpixels/s
Face detection 14.4 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 26.1 words/s 24 words/s
Machine learning 22.2 images/s 17.1 images/s
Camera shooting 13.1 images/s 9.81 images/s
HTML 5 1.76 Mnodes/s 1.74 Mnodes/s
SQLite 478.3 Krows/s 454.55 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
652
554
Stability 97% 84%
Graphics test 3 FPS 3 FPS
Score 652 554

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 52 FPS
[Medium]
51 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Medium]
29 FPS
[Low]
Fortnite 29 FPS
[Medium]
25 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 47 FPS
[Low]
56 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
52 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Huawei Honor 10 Lite
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 Snapdragon 712 and Kirin 710

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 256 KB
L2 cache - 512 KB
L3 cache 1 MB 1 MB
Process 10 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 5.5 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 616 Mali-G51 MP4
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 550 MHz 650 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 310 Gigaflops 225 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP No
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 16MP 1x 40MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 1080p at 60FPS
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 X15 -
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 6 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced February 2019 July 2018
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM712 Hi6260
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 official site HiSilicon Kirin 710 official site

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