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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 (compare)2400 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 9602400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s (compare)2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 710 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
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
Announcement Date11/03/2016

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 14456     avg: 15019     median: 15116 (17%)     max: 15341 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1817     avg: 2147.3     median: 2018 (25%)     max: 2552 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1960     avg: 2150.6     median: 2110 (45%)     max: 2296 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1935     avg: 1941     median: 1941 (32%)     max: 1947 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1852     avg: 1875.3     median: 1869 (29%)     max: 1899 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6173     avg: 6383.9     median: 6445 (11%)     max: 6527 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2733     avg: 3226.4     median: 3149 (5%)     max: 3734 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10016     avg: 10823.1     median: 10236 (20%)     max: 11897 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 4471     avg: 4481     median: 4481 (100%)     max: 4491 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 7346     avg: 7455.5     median: 7455 (98%)     max: 7565 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 124087     avg: 143408     median: 146044 (50%)     max: 157445 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 256749     avg: 264076     median: 264075 (35%)     max: 271402 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 6006     avg: 6136.3     median: 6134 (51%)     max: 6299 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 6830     avg: 7199.1     median: 7341 (37%)     max: 7403 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 960 processor

Honor 8 Pro (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.7")
» Honor 8 Pro Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor 8 Pro - External Review

Honor 9 (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.15")
» Honor 9 Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor 9 - External Review

Honor 9 Premium Midnight Black (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.15")
» Honor 9 Premium Midnight Black - External Review

Honor V9 (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.7")
» Honor V9 - External Review

Huawei Mate 9 (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.9")
» Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 9 - External Review

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.5")
» Huawei Mate 9 Porsche - External Review

Huawei Mate 9 Pro (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.5")
» Huawei Mate 9 Pro - External Review

Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 10.8")
» Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro - External Review

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 8.4")
» Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 - External Review

Huawei Nova 2s (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 6")
» Huawei Nova 2s - External Review

Huawei P10 (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.1")
» Huawei P10 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P10 - External Review

Huawei P10 Plus (ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 5.5")
» Huawei P10 Plus Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P10 Plus - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» AMD PRO 300U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» AMD 300U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
   
» HiSilicon Kirin 990
   
» Kirin 970
   2.4 GHz
» Kirin 960
   2.4 GHz
» Kirin 960s
   2.1 GHz
» Apple A9X
   2.26 GHz
» Kirin 955
   2.5 GHz
» Kirin 950
   2.3 GHz
» Mediatek MT6797X
   2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   2.2 GHz
» Apple A9
   1.8 GHz
» Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» SC9863A
   1.6 GHz
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB L2
» Kirin 925
   1.8 GHz
» Kirin 920
   1.7 GHz
» Kirin 935
   2.2 GHz
» Kirin 659
   2.36 GHz
» Kirin 658
   2.35 GHz
» Kirin 655
   2.1 GHz
» Kirin 650
   2 GHz
» Kirin 930
   2 GHz
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» RK3288
   1.8 GHz
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz
» Mediatek MT8161
   1.3 GHz
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz
» Kirin 620
   1.2 GHz
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz
» Apple A6
   1 GHz
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB L2
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz
» Apple A5
   1 GHz
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz
» Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz
» A10
   1.2 GHz
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz
» Apple A4
   1 GHz
» A13
   1 GHz
» WM8950
   1 GHz
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz
» RK2918
   1 GHz
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz
» ATM7029
   1 GHz
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» CSR8670
   0.08 GHz
» unknown
   

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y10
   0.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Mediatek Mediatek Helio G90T
   2.05 GHz / 0 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
- Kirin 970
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 960
   2.4 GHz
+ Kirin 960s
   2.1 GHz / KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   2 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge A9-9425
   3.1 GHz / 1024 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-23)