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HiSilicon Kirin 659 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus benchmark which processor is better

Kirin 659 vs Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which processor or chip is better? Detailed data of benchmarks and speed tests HiSilicon Kirin 659 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus, compare of GPUs Mali-T830 MP2 and Adreno 512.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Kirin 659 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) and Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus is quad-core (Kryo 280). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in special testing software like PassMark, Neocore, WebXPRT 3, Mozilla Kraken, PCMark, GFXBench, AnTuTu, 3DMark, Octane V2, Vellamo, Geekbench 5, Quadrant, and how good the processors are in games Sniper 3D, Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite, PUBG, Mortal Kombat, Minecraft Bedrock, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Real Racing 3 etc.

   After reading the results of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which SoCs is better to buy Kirin 659 or Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus and which chip is better for gaming: Need for Speed No Limits, Madout2, Asphalt 9, CSR Racing 2.

 
HiSilicon Kirin 659
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
Kirin 65918% Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus26%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Kirin 65952% Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus53%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Kirin 65912% Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus19%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Kirin 659 Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
Total score75358113847
CPU2418934126
GPU2549942698
MEM1417519348
UX1189517602

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Kirin 659 Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
Single-Core195232
Multi-Core8771024

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Kirin 659 Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
Frequency2360 MHz2200 MHz
Cores84
Bit6464
Lithography16 nm14 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration4x2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
4x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
4x2.2 GHz Kryo 280
Power consumption (TDP)5 W9 W
Memory typeLPDDR3xLPDDR4x (Dual Channel)
Max. Memory6 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency9331866
Memory bandwidth2829.8
Neural Processor (NPU)NoNo
L1 cache64 KB
L2 cache4 MB2 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8-AARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Kirin 659 is 6% better than Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Kirin 659 has -4 more core than Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-T830 MP2Adreno 512
GPU Frequency900 MHz850 MHz
GFloPS61.2255
# of Cores2
# of Shader Units128
Display1920 x 1080 pixels3840 x 2160 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile22.7
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)17.143.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra28.646.5
Call of Duty: Mobile19.524.5
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)14.639.3
Minecraft: Pocket Edition18.257.8
Real Racing 350.158.1
Sniper 3D62.974.4
Need for Speed No Limits4065.1
Mortal Kombat X41.574.4
CSR Racing 234.351.2
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution16 MP24 MP
Dual Camera resolution8 MP16 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 160
Video Encoding FPS3030
Video Encoding resolutionFullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem
Download speed300 MBit/s.600 MBit/s.
Upload speed150 MBit/s.150 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportNoNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 659 is better: 9
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus is better: 30
   You need to know that you should not sightlessly trust the automatic comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of parallel testing and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
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