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Exynos 9611 vs Kirin 659

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9611 (with Mali-G72 MP3 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 9611
  • Performs 6.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 2-years and 9-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 16 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 58%) AnTuTu 9 score – 204K vs 129K
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Higher GPU frequency (~6%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
204632
129580
CPU 58081 44402
GPU 41393 11914
Memory 42291 39120
UX 61318 31774
Total score 204632 129580

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
328
196
Multi-Core Score
1223
886
Image compression 74.7 Mpixels/s 68.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 9.19 images/s
Speech recognition 25 words/s 14.4 words/s
Machine learning 17.7 images/s 10 images/s
Camera shooting 8.82 images/s 4.67 images/s
HTML 5 1.24 Mnodes/s 1.33 Mnodes/s
SQLite 434 Krows/s 335.3 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 31 FPS
[High]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Medium]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 43 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 38 FPS
[High]
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Device Samsung Galaxy A51
1080 x 2400
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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 Exynos 9611 and Kirin 659

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 10 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 4 billion
TDP 8 W -

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G72 MP3 Mali-T830 MP2
Architecture Bifrost Midgard
GPU frequency 850 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 48 32
FLOPS 259 Gigaflops 41 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 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. 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 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced September 2019 January 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number S5E9611 -
Official page Samsung Exynos 9611 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
53 (79.1%)
14 (20.9%)
Total votes: 67

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