HiSilicon Kirin 655 vs Intel Core i5-L16G7

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HiSilicon Kirin 655 or HiSilicon Kirin 655 – which processor offers superior performance? In this comparison, we examine disparities and assess which of these two CPUs outperforms the other. We delve into technical specifications and benchmark outcomes.
The HiSilicon Kirin 655 features 8 processor cores and has the capability to manage 8 threads concurrently.
It was released in Q2/2016 and belongs to the 4 generation of the HiSilicon Kirin series.
The Intel Core i5-L16G7 features 5 processor cores and has the capability to manage 5 threads concurrently.
It was released in Q2/2020 and belongs to the 12 generation of the Intel Core i5 series.
To use the Intel Core i5-L16G7, you'll need a motherboard with a FC-CSP1016 socket.
Mobile Segment Mobile
4 Generation 12
HiSilicon Kirin Family Intel Core i5
HiSilicon Kirin 655 Name Intel Core i5-L16G7
HiSilicon Kirin 650 Group Intel Core i L
 
 

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The HiSilicon Kirin 655 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.
The clock frequency of the A-Core is 2.12 GHz.
The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.
Processors with hybrid (big.LITTLE) architecture strike a balance between performance and power efficiency, making them ideal for mobile devices.
The Intel Core i5-L16G7 has 5 CPU cores and can calculate 5 threads in parallel.
The clock frequency of the A-Core is 1.4 GHz.
8 CPU Cores 5
8 Threads 5
1.7 GHz B-Core Frequency None
No Hyperthreading No
4x Cortex-A53 Cores B 4x Tremont
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
4x Cortex-A53 Cores A 1x Sunny-Cove
No Overclocking No
2.12 GHz A-Core Frequency 1.4 GHz
None None 3.0 GHz
 
 

Internal Graphics

The HiSilicon Kirin 655 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short.
Specifically, the HiSilicon Kirin 655 uses the ARM Mali-T830 MP2, which has 32 texture shaders
and 2 execution units.
The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.
The Intel Core i5-L16G7 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short.
Specifically, the Intel Core i5-L16G7 uses the Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (64 EU), which has 512 texture shaders
and 48 execution units.
2 Execution units 48
Midgard 4 Generation 12
ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU name Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (64 EU)
0 bytes Max. GPU Memory 64.0 GB
28 nm Technology 10 nm
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.5 GHz
0.9 GHz GPU frequency 0.2 GHz
11 Direct X 12
32 Shaders 512
-- Max. displays --
Q4/2015 Release date Q2/2020
 
 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
 
 

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.
No AV1 Decode
Decode h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode JPEG Decode / Encode
No VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode VP8 Decode
Decode / Encode h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No AVC Decode / Encode
No VP9 Decode / Encode
 
 

Memory & PCIe

The processor supports a maximum memory capacity of 8.0 GB distributed across 2 memory channels. It offers a peak memory bandwidth of 34.1 GB/s. Both the type and quantity of memory can have a substantial impact on the overall system performance.
No AES-NI Yes
No ECC No
LPDDR3-933 Memory type LPDDR4X-4266
pci PCIe pci
2 Memory channels 2
0 bytes Max. Memory 8.0 GB
-- Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
 
 

Thermal Management

TDP indicates the cooling solution needed to effectively manage the processor's heat. It generally provides an approximate indication of the actual power consumption of the CPU itself.
The processor has a thermal design power (TDP) of 7 W watts.
None TDP down 5 W
-- Tjunction max 100 °C
None TDP (PL1 / PBP) 7 W
 
 

Technical details

The HiSilicon Kirin 655 is manufactured using a 16 nm process.
A smaller manufacturing process indicates a more contemporary and energy-efficient CPU.
A substantial cache can significantly enhance the processor's performance, particularly in scenarios like gaming.
The Intel Core i5-L16G7 is manufactured using a 10 nm process.
In total, this processor boasts a generous 4.0 MB cache.
0 bytes L2-Cache 0 bytes
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
-- Part Number --
0 bytes L3-Cache 4.0 MB
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket FC-CSP1016
Q2/2016 Release date Q2/2020
16 nm Technology 10 nm
Cortex-A53 / Cortex-A53 Architecture Lakefield
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Technical data sheet Documents Technical data sheet
Android Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
-- Release price 309 $