HiSilicon Kirin 950 vs Intel Xeon E-2234

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


CPU lineage

HiSilicon Kirin 950 or HiSilicon Kirin 950 – 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 950 features 8 processor cores and has the capability to manage 8 threads concurrently.
It was released in Q4/2015 and belongs to the 4 generation of the HiSilicon Kirin series.
The Intel Xeon E-2234 features 4 processor cores and has the capability to manage 4 threads concurrently.
It was released in Q2/2019 and belongs to the 2 generation of the Intel Xeon E series.
To use the Intel Xeon E-2234, you'll need a motherboard with a LGA 1151-2 socket.
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
4 Generation 2
HiSilicon Kirin Family Intel Xeon E
HiSilicon Kirin 950 Name Intel Xeon E-2234
HiSilicon Kirin 950 Group Intel Xeon E-2200

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The HiSilicon Kirin 950 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.
The clock frequency of the A-Core is 2.3 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 Xeon E-2234 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.
The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon E-2234 is 3.6 GHz
and turbo frequency for one core is 4.8 GHz.
8 CPU Cores 4
8 Threads 4
1.8 GHz B-Core Frequency None
None None 4x
None None 3.6 GHz
No Hyperthreading No
None None 4.8 GHz
None None 4.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 Cores B None
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
4x Cortex-A72 Cores A None
No Overclocking No
2.3 GHz A-Core Frequency None

Internal Graphics

The HiSilicon Kirin 950 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short.
Specifically, the HiSilicon Kirin 950 uses the ARM Mali-T880 MP4, which has 64 texture shaders
and 4 execution units.
The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.
The Intel Xeon E-2234 does not have integrated graphics.
4 Execution units --
Midgard 4 Generation --
ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU name
0 bytes Max. GPU Memory 0 bytes
16 nm Technology --
0.9 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
0.9 GHz GPU frequency --
11 Direct X --
64 Shaders --
-- Max. displays --
Q2/2016 Release date --

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

Memory & PCIe

The processor supports a maximum memory capacity of 128.0 GB distributed across 2 memory channels. It offers a peak memory bandwidth of 42.7 GB/s. Both the type and quantity of memory can have a substantial impact on the overall system performance.
No ECC Yes
LPDDR4 Memory type DDR4-2666
pci PCIe pci
2 Memory channels 2
0 bytes Max. Memory 128.0 GB
-- Bandwidth 42.7 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 71 W watts.
-- Tjunction max 100 °C
None TDP (PL1 / PBP) 71 W

Technical details

The HiSilicon Kirin 950 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 Xeon E-2234 is manufactured using a 14 nm process.
In total, this processor boasts a generous 8.0 MB cache.
0 bytes L2-Cache 0 bytes
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
-- Part Number --
0 bytes L3-Cache 8.0 MB
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket LGA 1151-2
Q4/2015 Release date Q2/2019
16 nm Technology 14 nm
Cortex-A72 / Cortex-A53 Architecture Coffee Lake S
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Technical data sheet Documents Technical data sheet
Android Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
-- Release price 190 $