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HiSilicon Kirin 970

The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is an ARM based high-end octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablet, which was introduced with the Huawei Mate 10 in late 2017. Besides 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A73, 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC is also equipped with a modern Mali-G72 MP12 graphics adapter, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller as well as an LTE (4x4 MIMO, 5-band-carrier-aggregation, QAM-256, up to 1.2 Gbit/s) modem.

The performance cluster is clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and the four A53 power saving cores with up to 1.8 GHz. The performance should improve by about 20 percent according to Huawei and the power consumption reduced by 20 percent.

On the chip HiSilicon also included a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for running machine learning tasks very efficiently compared to the CPU cores.

Series
CodenameCortex-A73/-A53

Series: Cortex-A73/-A53

HiSilicon Kirin 970 « 2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 compare2.4 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
Transistor Count5500 Million
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G71 MP12 GPU, 4x Cortex-A73 (2.4 GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz, big.LITTLE), 2x LTE Dual-SIM (4x4-MIMO, QAM-256, up to 1,2 Gbit/s)
GPUARM Mali-G72 MP12
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date09/02/2017

Benchmarks

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 3591     avg: 4378     median: 3875.5 (5%)     max: 6221 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 6692     avg: 10111     median: 11085 (10%)     max: 11838 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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