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HiSilicon Kirin 960

The HiSilicon Kirin 960 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablet, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 9 in November 2016. Besides 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A73, 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC is also equipped with a modern Mali-G71 MP8 graphics adapter, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller as well as an LTE Cat. 12/13 modem. It is one of the fastest ARM SoCs in the end of 2016. The Kirin 960 is manufactured in a modern 16-nm process at TSMC.

Series
CodenameCortex-A73/-A53

Series: Cortex-A73/-A53

HiSilicon Kirin 970 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 « 2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s compare2.1 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
Clock Rate2400 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology16 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, 4x Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR4 Memory Controller
GPUARM Mali-G71 MP8 ( - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date11/03/2016

Benchmarks

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2734     avg: 3226     median: 3149 (4%)     max: 3734 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 10016     avg: 10823     median: 10236 (9%)     max: 11897 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
min: 4471     avg: 4481     median: 4481 (100%)     max: 4491 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
min: 7346     avg: 7456     median: 7455.5 (98%)     max: 7565 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 256749     avg: 264076     median: 264076 (35%)     max: 271402 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor

Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro Tablet Review

Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro Tablet Review

Even faster, LTE by default and with an included digital stylus: The Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro is the "tuned" sister model of the excellent MediaPad M5 10.8. ...
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 10.80" | 498 g
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet Review

Small sound expert. Multimedia capabilities and good cameras are still important considerations when buying an expensive tablet. On paper, the Huawei MediaPad M...
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 8.40" | 316 g
Honor 9

Honor 9 Smartphone Review

Flashy. As with its predecessor, the Honor 9 compels at first sight with its flashy design of dancing light reflections on the back. But is this all just smoke ...
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.15" | 155 g
Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

Next please! Ten is more than nine - and Huawei develops its P10 according to this strategy. A faster SoC, more storage, bigger battery, and a better camera. Th...
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.10" | 144 g
Huawei P10 Plus Smartphone Review

Huawei P10 Plus Smartphone Review

Boosted performance? Huawei's P10 Plus is the larger and better equipped sibling of Huawei's P10 high-end smartphone that achieved "Very Good" in our rating. Wi...
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.50" | 165 g

Huawei Mate 9: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.90", 0.2 kg
  Review » Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review

Honor 8 Pro: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  Review » Honor 8 Pro Smartphone Review

Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 10.80", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 8.40", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

Huawei Nova 2s: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 6.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Nova 2s

Honor 9 Premium Midnight Black: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.15", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Honor 9 Premium Midnight Black

Honor 9: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.15", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Honor 9

Honor 8 Pro: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Honor 8 Pro

Honor V9: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Honor V9

Huawei P10 Plus: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei P10 Plus

Huawei P10: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.10", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Huawei P10

Huawei Mate 9 Pro: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Mate 9 Pro

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Mate 9 Porsche

Huawei Mate 9: ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.90", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Mate 9

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