Huawei nova 3i with Kirin 710 benchmarked: here's how it compares to Snapdragon 710

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The Huawei INE-X2 – better known as the nova 3i – has been put through Geekbench, which gives us a first glimpse at the performance of the Kirin 710 inside and allows for an early comparison with the Snapdragon 710.

The Kirin 710 is a 12nm chip, which features 4x Cortex-A73 cores (2.2GHz) and 4x A53 cores (1.7GHz). For comparison, the Snapdragon 710 is a 10nm chip with 2x Kryo 360 Gold (2.2GHz) and 6x Kryo 360 Silver cores (1.7GHz). The are based on Cortex-A75 and A55 respectively.

GeekBench 4.2 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Huawei P20 Pro
    1926
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
    1863
  • Huawei nova 3i
    1601
  • Huawei P20 Lite
    927

GeekBench 4.2 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Huawei P20 Pro
    6797
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
    5801
  • Huawei nova 3i
    5457
  • Huawei P20 Lite
    3690

As expected, the Snapdragon features a higher single-core performance – matching the 20% boost over A73 that Qualcomm promised. One on one, the A55 core should be 18% faster than an A53 (not counting any improvements that Qualcomm may have made over ARM’s base design). However, the difference shrinks to about 7% in the multi-core tests.

Go back and look at the core composition – the Kirin 710 has four big cores, the Snapdragon 710 has only two. Which mix is preferable depends on the workload – if, say, a game needs more than two threads then some will have to run on the slower Silver cores.

The Kirin 710 is unquestionably a massive update over the Kirin 659 that Huawei used in previous mid-rangers, the two chipsets are barely in the same class (the 710 nearly doubles the single-core performance, for example).

Source | Via (in Dutch)

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