Kirin 655 vs Snapdragon 650

Kirin 655 vs Snapdragon 650 – Technical specifications of the HiSilicon Kirin 655 and Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 CPUs are compared, along with how well each processor performed against the benchmarks. The first, with a maximum frequency of 2.4GHz and 8 cores and 8 threads, is geared toward the smartphone market. The second, which has a turbo frequency of 1.8 GHz and a total of 6 cores and 6 threads, is utilized in the smartphone market. The lithography, number of transistors (if provided), quantity of cache memory, maximum RAM memory capacity, type of memory accepted, release date, maximum number of PCIe lanes, and results achieved in Geekbench and Cinebench are also compared in the following table.

Kirin 655 vs Snapdragon 650 Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

Kirin 655Snapdragon 650


Geekbench 4 single core8411,346
Geekbench 4 multi-core
Geekbench 5 single core
Geekbench 5 multi-core


Full technical specifications of Kirin 655 and Snapdragon 650

ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 655Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
Market (main)SmartphoneSmartphone
ISAARMv8-A (64-bit)ARMv8-A (64-bit)
MicroarchitectureCortex-A53Cortex-A72, Cortex-A53
FamilyKirin 600Snapdragon 600
Part number(s), S-SpecKirin 655APQ8056, MSM8956,
(Snapdragon 618)
Release date2016 Q42016 Q1
Lithography16 nm FinFET+28 nm HPM
Base frequency1.7 GHz1.4 GHz
Turbo frequency2.35 GHz1.8 GHz
Energy cores4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHz
High performance cores4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2.35 GHz2x ARM Cortex-A72 @ 1.8 GHz
Cache memory1 MB
Max memory capacity4 GB3 GB
Memory typesLPDDR3-933LPDDR3-933
Max # of memory channels22
GPU integrated graphicsARM Mali-T830 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 510
GPU execution units21
GPU shading units32128
GPU clock900 MHz600 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point40.8 GFLOPS153.6 GFLOPS

The processor HiSilicon Kirin 655 has more cores, the maximum frequency of HiSilicon Kirin 655 is greater, that the PDT of HiSilicon Kirin 655 is lower. Both were produced in the same year.

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