Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs HiSilicon Kirin 710

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 CPU1 vs CPU2 HiSilicon Kirin 710
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 HiSilicon Kirin 710

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and the HiSilicon Kirin 710 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 8 core processor released in Q2/2019 with the HiSilicon Kirin 710 which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2018.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (101) Family HiSilicon Kirin (29)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (3) CPU group HiSilicon Kirin 710 (1)
2 Generation 5
Kryo 470 Gold/475 Silver Architecture Cortex-A73 / Cortex-A53
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.20 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The HiSilicon Kirin 710 clocks with 2.20 GHz, has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 710
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.20 GHz
2x Kryo 470 Gold
A-Core 2.20 GHz
4x Cortex-A73
1.80 GHz
6x Kryo 470 Silver
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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 710
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon 688 @ 3.6 TOPS AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU ARM Mali-G51 MP4
0.70 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.00 GHz
6 GPU Generation Bifrost 1
14 nm Technology 12 nm
2 Max. displays 2
-- Compute units 8
128 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
12.1 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.

Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU ARM Mali-G51 MP4
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 8 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, while the HiSilicon Kirin 710 supports a maximum of 6 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of -- enabled.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 710
LPDDR4X-3733 Memory LPDDR4, LPDDR3
8 GB Max. Memory 6 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
14.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 1.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the HiSilicon Kirin 710 is 5 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 710
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 has 0.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 8 nm. The cache of HiSilicon Kirin 710 is at 1.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 12 nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Characteristic HiSilicon Kirin 710
8 nm Technology 12 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
Q2/2019 Release date Q3/2018
-- Release price --
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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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
526 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
322 (61%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1652 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1384 (84%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
706 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
348 (49%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1559 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1206 (77%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Qualcomm Adreno 618 @ 0.70 GHz
358 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
ARM Mali-G51 MP4 @ 1.00 GHz
166 (46%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
282405 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
196747 (70%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
224605 (100%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

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. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
3.6 (100%)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 HiSilicon Kirin 710
Samsung Galaxy A71
Samsung Galaxy A80
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Xiaomi Redmi K20
Huawei Honor 8X
Huawei P30 lite

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