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HiSilicon Kirin 950

The HiSilicon Kirin 950 is a ARM-based high-end Octa-Core-SoC for Android based smartphones and tablets. It was announced at the end of 2014 together with the Huawei Mate 8. It contains 8 processor cores (4x Cortex-A72, 4x Cortex-A53), a ARM Mali T880 MP4 GPU (see for information and benchmarks), a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller and a LTE Cat. 5 radio. In the beginning of 2016 it is one of the fastest ARM bases SoCs on the market. The slightly later announced Kirin 955 is a higher clocked version (2.5 vs 2.3 GHz).

The Kirin 950 is one of the first SoCs that use the new Cortex-A72 architecture. Compared to the A57 cores, the A72 ones offer a 15 percent higher per MHz performance and should be more energy efficient. In the Kirin 950, the four Cortex-A72 cores are able to clock up to 2.3 GHz. Furthermore, the processor includes four power saving cores based on the Cortex-A53 architecture that are clocked with 1.8 GHz (max.).

The Kirin 950 is manufactured in 16nm at TSMC (16FF+ process).

Series
CodenameCortex-A72/-A53
Series: Cortex-A72/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 955 (compare)2500 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 9502300 MHz8 / 8
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology16 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, 4x Cortex-A72 (2.3 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), LTE Cat. 6, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR4-2666 Memory Controller (21.3 GB/s)
GPUARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date11/26/2015

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 15531     avg: 15548     median: 15538 (22%)     max: 15575 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1211     avg: 1655.5     median: 1655.5 (54%)     max: 2100 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2822.9     avg: 3148.3     median: 2979 (5%)     max: 3643 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10692     avg: 11141.7     median: 11329 (23%)     max: 11404 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 5204     avg: 6427.7     median: 6735 (81%)     max: 7344 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Kirin 950 processor

Honor 8 (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 5.2")
» Honor 8 Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor 8 - External Review

Huawei Honor Magic (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 5.09")
» Huawei Honor Magic - External Review

Huawei Mate 8 (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 6")
» Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 8 - External Review

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 8.4")
» Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch - External Review

Huawei MediaPad M3 BTV-DL09 (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 8.4")
» Huawei MediaPad M3 BTV-DL09 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» Apple A11 Bionic
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A10X Fusion
   2.39 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 970
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 960
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A9X
   2.26 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 955
   2.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 950
   2.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A10 Fusion
   2.34 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A9
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB + 4 MB
» Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Kirin 925
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 920
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 935
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 658
   2.35 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 655
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 650
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 930
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» RK3288
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8161
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Marvell Technology Group Armada PXA1908
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA1088
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» A13
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» WM8950
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» CSR8670
   0.08 GHz / 0 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Phenom II X3 N850
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-3510MX
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 1005M
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Kirin 950
   2.3 GHz / 0 MB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9210
   2.4 GHz / KB
+ Intel Celeron N3450
   1.1 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series A4-7210
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series A6-3430MX
   1.7 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-07-20)