HiSilicon Kirin 960 vs Apple A9: Benchmarks

Performance comparison between the two processors, with the HiSilicon Kirin 960 and the Apple A9. The first has a turbo frequency of 2,4 GHz, with 8 cores, and the second has a maximum frequency of 1,9 GHz, with a total of 2 cores.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Android 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
HiSilicon Kirin 960  1,846
Apple A9  1,938

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 the last 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 5%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 83%.


Processeur AnTuTu – Score
HiSilicon Kirin 960  170,500
Apple A9  133,600

AnTuTu is one of the most popular benchmarking application to test mobile devices. It calculates the CPU integer, the CPU float-point, the runtime, the multitask, RAM operation, RAM speed, 2D and 3D graphics, the storage I/O, database I/O, etc.

On this application, there is a difference of 28%.


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