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).
|Clock Rate||2300 MHz|
|Number of Cores / Threads||8 / 8|
|Manufacturing Technology||16 nm|
|Features||ARM 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)|
|GPU||ARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 900 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|