HiSilicon Kirin 960 vs Intel Core i5-9300H

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Core i5-9300H on one hand, and the HiSilicon Kirin 960 on the other hand. The first has a total of 4 cores, 8 threads, a maximum frequency of 4.1 GHz. The second has 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 2.4 GHz. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor HiSilicon Kirin 960 Intel Core i5-9300H
Family Kirin Coffee Lake H
Part number(s), S-Spec Kirin 960
Release date Q4 2016 Q2 2019
Lithography 16 nm FFC 14 nm++
Transistors 4,000,000,000
Cores 8 4
Threads 8 8
Base frequency 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Details 4x Cortex-A73 @2.36 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @1.84 GHz
Cache 8 MB
Max memory size 6 GB 64 GB
Memory types LPDDR4-1800 DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
Max PCIe lanes 16
TDP 45 W
Socket BGA 1440
Geekbench 4 single-core 1,846 4,994
Geekbench 4 multi-core 6,174 16,475
Rating 4.3 / 5
Number of reviews 1,128
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor HiSilicon Kirin 960 has more cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i5-9300H is bigger, that the TDP of the HiSilicon Kirin 960 is lower. The Intel Core i5-9300H was launched more recently.

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Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we will examine the results on the benchmarking application named Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit & Android 64-bit
Intel Core i5-9300H  4,994
HiSilicon Kirin 960  1,846

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 171%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 167%.