Huawei took the industry by storm a couple of days back with the launch of the Nova 3i packing the new Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset. The Nova 3i has now appeared on Geekbench bearing the model number – Huawei INE-X2. The Gekbench listing affords us an opportunity to get our first glimpse of the benchmark performance of the Kirin 710 chipset.
The Hisilicon Kirin 710 is an octa-core built on a 12nm wafer and it features 4x Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. On the single core test, the Kirin 710 polled 1601 points while on the multi-core test it garnered 5457 points. Comparing this to other chipsets in the same categories, like the Snapdragon 660, and Snapdragon 710, we notice some differences. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 chipset on its part, is a 10nm chipset with 2x Kryo 360 Gold (2.2GHz) and 6x Kryo 360 Silver cores (1.7GHz). They are based on Cortex-A75 and A55 respectively. With a single-core test score of 1875 and a multi-core test score of 5886 points, the SDM710 obviously performs better than Kirin 710. But then, Geekbench result doesn’t really reflect the actual real-life performance 100 percent.
The Kirin 710 Geekbench score is slightly higher than that of Qualcomm’s premium mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset on the single core test (1599 points) while on the multi-core test, Snapdragon 660’s score of 5639 surpasses that of Huawei’s mid-range Kirin 710 chip.
We also compare the score of the Kirin 710 chip to that of its predecessor – Kirin 659 using the Geekbench score of the Honor 7X. Obviously, the Kirin 710 is a massive upgrade over the Kirin 659 which scored 909 points on the single-core test and in multi-core test, it recorded a score of 3159 points. The new Geekbench core for the Kirin 710 almost doubles that of its predecessor both on the single-core and multi-core tests. Thus, the performance is expected to be spot-on.