Intel Core i5-2510E vs HiSilicon Kirin 659

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Intel Core i5-2510E CPU1 vs CPU2 HiSilicon Kirin 659
Intel Core i5-2510E HiSilicon Kirin 659

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-2510E or HiSilicon Kirin 659 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i5-2510E has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-2510E was released in Q1/2011.

The HiSilicon Kirin 659 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.36 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The HiSilicon Kirin 659 was released in Q2/2016.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family HiSilicon Kirin (29)
Intel Core i 2000M (46) CPU group HiSilicon Kirin 650 (4)
2 Generation 4
Sandy Bridge H Architecture Cortex-A53 / Cortex-A53
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-2510E is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.50 GHz (3.10 GHz). The HiSilicon Kirin 659 has 8 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.36 GHz.

Intel Core i5-2510E Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
2 Cores 8
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.50 GHz (3.10 GHz) A-Core 2.36 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
-- B-Core 1.70 GHz
4x Cortex-A53

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i5-2510E Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU ARM Mali-T830 MP2
0.85 GHz GPU frequency 0.90 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation Midgard 4
32 nm Technology 28nm
2 Max. displays 2
6 Compute units 2
48 Shader 32
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
10.1 DirectX Version 11

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU ARM Mali-T830 MP2
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-2510E supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The HiSilicon Kirin 659 can connect up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-2510E Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
DDR3-1333 Memory LPDDR3-933
16 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache --
2.0 PCIe version --
16 PCIe lanes --
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-2510E has a TDP of 35 W, that of the HiSilicon Kirin 659 is --.

Intel Core i5-2510E Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-2510E has a 3.00 MB cache, while the HiSilicon Kirin 659 cache has a total of 0.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-2510E Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
32 nm Technology 16 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions --
PGA 988 Socket --
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization None
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Android
Q1/2011 Release date Q2/2016
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-2510E (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 (33%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-2510E (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 (68%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
592 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
193 (33%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1305 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
893 (68%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
ARM Mali-T830 MP2 @ 0.90 GHz
61 (58%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
527 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1037 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
0 (0%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-2510E Intel Core i5-2510E
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1890 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-2510E HiSilicon Kirin 659
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