HiSilicon Kirin 9000
The HiSilicon Kirin 9000 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablet, which was introduced with the Huawei P40 Pro. It integrates eight CPU cores in three clusters. A single high performance ARM Cortex-A77 cores with up to 3.13 GHz for fast single core performance. Three more performance cores (same Cortex-A77 architecture) with up to 2.54 GHz and four efficiency cores based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture with up to 2.05 GHz. All 8 cores can be used at once (big.LITTLE).
For AI acceleration (NPU), the Kirin 9000 integrates the Da Vinci Architecture 2.0 (2 * Ascend Lite and 1 * Ascend Tiny). Huawei specifies 8 MB of system cache (most likely shared for CPU, GPU and AI) and can access LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 main memory. The integrated 5G modem supports SA&NSA, Sub-6G and mmWave. WiFi 6 including VHT160 and Bluetooth 5.2 are also integrated in the chip.
The Kirin 9000 is produced at TSMC in the modern 5nm process.
|Clock Rate||2050 - 3130 MHz|
|Number of Cores / Threads||8 / 8|
|Manufacturing Technology||5 nm|
|Features||ARM Mali-G78 MP24 GPU, 1x Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz) + 3x Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz) + 4 x Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz, big.LITTLE), 5G SA&NSA, Sub-6G & mmWave, Da Vinci 2.0 AI, Kirin ISP 6.0|
|GPU||ARM Mali-G78 MP24|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||Kirin 9000|