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HiSilicon Kirin 955

Kirin 955

The HiSilicon Kirin 955 is a ARM-based high-end Octa-Core-SoC for Android based smartphones and tablets. It was announced in the beginning of 2016 together with the Huawei P9. 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. Compared to the slightly older Kirin 950, the 955 is a higher clocked version (A72 cores clock at 2.5 versus 2.3 GHz).

The Kirin 955 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 955, the four Cortex-A72 cores are able to clock up to 2.5 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 955 is manufactured in 16nm at TSMC (16FF+ process).

Series
CodenameCortex-A72/-A53
Clock Rate2500 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology16 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, 4x Cortex-A72 (2.5 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), LTE Cat. 6, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR4-3200 Memory Controller (25.6 GB/s)
GPUARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/06/2016

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4904     avg: 4904 (18%)     median: 4904 (18%)     max: 4904 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
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min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
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min: 5226     avg: 5226 (79%)     median: 5226 (79%)     max: 5226 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
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min: 7058     avg: 7108.5 (87%)     median: 7108.5 (87%)     max: 7159 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
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min: 3431     avg: 3431 (76%)     median: 3431 (76%)     max: 3431 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
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min: 6580     avg: 6580 (87%)     median: 6580 (87%)     max: 6580 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 11783     avg: 11920.5 (27%)     median: 11920.5 (27%)     max: 12058 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 2792.3     avg: 2857.5 (5%)     median: 2857.5 (5%)     max: 2922.6 ms
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 6522     avg: 6539 (20%)     median: 6539 (20%)     max: 6556 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 1767     avg: 1848 (39%)     median: 1848 (39%)     max: 1929 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 2425     avg: 2425 (81%)     median: 2425 (81%)     max: 2425 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 2411     avg: 2411 (100%)     median: 2411 (100%)     max: 2411 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 15331     avg: 15424 (22%)     median: 15424 (22%)     max: 15517 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
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min: 253465     avg: 253465 (93%)     median: 253465 (93%)     max: 253465 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v5 - Total Score
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min: 76809     avg: 76809 (95%)     median: 76809 (95%)     max: 76809 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 2634     avg: 2634 (22%)     median: 2634 (22%)     max: 2634 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 14220     avg: 14220 (47%)     median: 14220 (47%)     max: 14220 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 8222     avg: 8222 (37%)     median: 8222 (37%)     max: 8222 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Kirin 955 processor

Honor Note 8 (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 6.6")
» Honor Note 8 - External Review

Huawei P9 (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 5.2")
» Huawei P9 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P9 - External Review

Huawei P9 Plus (ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 5.5")
» Huawei P9 Plus Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P9 Plus - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» 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

- Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
   0 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
   2.3 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
   2.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 955
   2.5 GHz / 0 MB
+ AMD A-Series A8-3550MX
   2 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
   2.66 GHz / 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A4-5300
   3.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
   2.5 GHz / 6144 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X2 N660
   3 GHz / 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-04-12)