MediaTek Helio P35 vs HiSilicon Kirin 659

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MediaTek Helio P35 CPU1 vs CPU2 HiSilicon Kirin 659
MediaTek Helio P35 HiSilicon Kirin 659

CPU comparison

MediaTek Helio P35 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 MediaTek Helio P35 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.30 GHz. Up to 6 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The MediaTek Helio P35 was released in Q4/2019.

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.
Mediatek Helio (37) Family HiSilicon Kirin (29)
MediaTek Helio P22/P35 (3) CPU group HiSilicon Kirin 650 (4)
3 Generation 4
Cortex-A53 Architecture Cortex-A53 / Cortex-A53
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The MediaTek Helio P35 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the MediaTek Helio P35 is 2.30 GHz while the HiSilicon Kirin 659 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the HiSilicon Kirin 659 is at 2.36 GHz.

MediaTek Helio P35 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
A-Core 2.36 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
1.80 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
B-Core 1.70 GHz
4x Cortex-A53

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

MediaTek Helio P35 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The MediaTek Helio P35 or HiSilicon Kirin 659 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

PowerVR GE8320 GPU ARM Mali-T830 MP2
0.68 GHz GPU frequency 0.90 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation Midgard 4
20 nm Technology 28nm
1 Max. displays 2
1 Compute units 2
-- Shader 32
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
10 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.

PowerVR GE8320 GPU ARM Mali-T830 MP2
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The MediaTek Helio P35 can use up to 6 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 12.8 GB/s. The HiSilicon Kirin 659 supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to --.

MediaTek Helio P35 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
LPDDR4-1600, LPDDR3-933 Memory LPDDR3-933
6 GB Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
12.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the MediaTek Helio P35 is --, while the HiSilicon Kirin 659 has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

MediaTek Helio P35 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The MediaTek Helio P35 is manufactured in 12 nm and has 0.00 MB cache. The HiSilicon Kirin 659 is manufactured in 16 nm and has a 0.00 MB cache.

MediaTek Helio P35 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 659
12 nm Technology 16 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Android
Q4/2019 Release date Q2/2016
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Helio P35 (87%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
MediaTek Helio P35 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 (94%)

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.
MediaTek Helio P35 MediaTek Helio P35
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
167 (87%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
193 (100%)

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.
MediaTek Helio P35 MediaTek Helio P35
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
955 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
893 (94%)

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.
MediaTek Helio P35 MediaTek Helio P35
PowerVR GE8320 @ 0.68 GHz
44 (71%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
ARM Mali-T830 MP2 @ 0.90 GHz
61 (100%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
MediaTek Helio P35 MediaTek Helio P35
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
118410 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
0 (0%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
MediaTek Helio P35 MediaTek Helio P35
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
103467 (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.
MediaTek Helio P35 MediaTek Helio P35
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1844 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 659
8C 8T @ 2.36 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

MediaTek Helio P35 HiSilicon Kirin 659
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