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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 compare2400 MHz8 / 8
» HiSilicon Kirin 9602400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s compare2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 710 compare2200 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 - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 14456     avg: 15019     median: 15116.5 (17%)     max: 15341 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1817     avg: 2147     median: 2018 (25%)     max: 2552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 1960     avg: 2151     median: 2110 (37%)     max: 2296 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1935     avg: 1941     median: 1941 (30%)     max: 1947 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1852     avg: 1875     median: 1869 (28%)     max: 1899 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6173     avg: 6384     median: 6445 (11%)     max: 6527 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2733.7     avg: 3226     median: 3149 (5%)     max: 3734 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 10016     avg: 10823     median: 10236 (17%)     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
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 124087     avg: 143408     median: 146044 (50%)     max: 157445 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 170015     avg: 174560     median: 173306 (31%)     max: 181614 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 256749     avg: 264076     median: 264076 (35%)     max: 271402 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 6006     avg: 6136     median: 6134 (40%)     max: 6299 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 6830     avg: 7199     median: 7341 (37%)     max: 7403 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 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

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
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Other CPUs of the series

» HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 990
   8x - 2.86 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» MediaTek Dimensity 820
   8x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 820
   8x 1.84 GHz - 2.36 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 810
   8x 1.88 GHz - 2.27 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 980
   8x - 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 970
   8x 2.4 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 960
   8x 2.4 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 960s
   8x 2.1 GHz
» Apple A9X
   2x 2.26 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 955
   8x 2.5 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 950
   8x 2.3 GHz
» MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
   10x 2.6 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Apple A9
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 850
   8x - 2 GHz
» Apple A8X
   3x 1.5 GHz
» Apple A8
   2x 1.4 GHz
» UNISOC SC9863A
   8x 1.6 GHz
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.46 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 925
   8x 1.8 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 920
   8x 1.7 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 935
   8x 2.2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 659
   8x 2.36 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 658
   8x 2.35 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 655
   8x 2.1 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 650
   8x 2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 930
   8x 2 GHz
» Apple A7
   2x 1.3 GHz
» MediaTek MT8168
   4x 2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 620
   8x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3288
   4x 1.8 GHz
» MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
   4x 1.5 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 910T
   4x 1.8 GHz
» MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
   4x 1.3 GHz
» MediaTek MT8161
   4x 1.3 GHz
» Rockchip RK3188
   4x 1.8 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 910
   4x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron 220
   1x 1.2 GHz
» AMD GX-210JA
   2x 1 GHz
» Marvell Armada PXA1908
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
   4x - 1.7 GHz
» Apple A6x
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Apple A6
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple S5
   2x
» Marvell PXA1088
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
   4x - 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
   4x - 1.2 GHz
» Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz
   1x 2.8 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4470
   2x 1.5 GHz
» HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620
   4x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Renesas MP5232
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Marvell PXA986
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Amlogic AML8726-MX
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4460
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Rockchip RK3168
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Broadcom BCM28155
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 4430
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple A5x
   2x 1 GHz
» Apple A5
   2x 1 GHz
» Samsung Exynos 9110
   2x 1.15 GHz
» ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
   2x 1 GHz
» ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8420
   2x 1 GHz
» NXP i.MX 6SLL
   1x 1 GHz
» Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1x 1.2 GHz
» AllWinner A10
   1x 1.2 GHz
» ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1x 1.2 GHz
» Apple A4
   1x 1 GHz
» AllWinner A13
   1x 1 GHz
» WonderMedia PRIZM WM8950
   1x 1 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» Texas Instruments OMAP 3622
   1x 1 GHz
» Rockchip RK2918
   1x 1 GHz
» Telechips TCC8803 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1x 1 GHz
» ARM Cortex A8 1GHz
   1x 1 GHz
» Actions ACT-ATM7029
   4x 1 GHz
» Loongson 2F 900MHz
   1x 0.9 GHz
» CSR8670
   2x 0.08 GHz
» Huawei Kirin A1
   1x 0.2 GHz
» Cypress PSoC6 MCU
   2x 0.15 GHz
» DK3.5+ST
   2x
» unknown
   

Surrounding CPUs

+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
   8x 2.2 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
   8x 2.2 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
   8x 2.3 GHz
+ Mediatek Helio P90
   8x 2.2 GHz
+ HiSilicon Kirin 970
   8x 2.4 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 960
   8x 2.4 GHz
- HiSilicon Kirin 960s
   8x 2.1 GHz
- Apple A9X
   2x 2.26 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
   8x 2 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
   8x 2.45 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
   8x 2.3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-23)