Exynos 7904 vs Kirin 659

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 7904 (with Mali-G71 MP2 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 659 (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 Samsung Exynos 7904
  • Announced 2-years and 2-months later
  • Performs 63% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 19%) AnTuTu 9 score – 150K vs 126K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (14 versus 16 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • 31% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~17%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
150207
126481
CPU 50057 44402
GPU 23292 11914
Memory 28923 39120
UX 47973 31774
Total score 150207 126481

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
272
194
Multi-Core Score
1011
875
Image compression 58.3 Mpixels/s 68.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.23 images/s 9.19 images/s
Speech recognition 19.65 words/s 14.4 words/s
Machine learning 13.6 images/s 10 images/s
Camera shooting 6.64 images/s 4.67 images/s
HTML 5 1.18 Mnodes/s 1.33 Mnodes/s
SQLite 311.15 Krows/s 335.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% -
Graphics test 2 FPS -
Score 407 -

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7904 and Kirin 659

CPU

Architecture 2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A73
6x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 4 billion
TDP 5 W -

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T830 MP2
Architecture Bifrost Midgard
GPU frequency 770 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 32 32
FLOPS 65 Gigaflops 40 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency - 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max size 6 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2400 x 1080 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p 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

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
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 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced February 2019 January 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number S5E7904 Hi6250
Official page Samsung Exynos 7904 official site -

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