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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 9702400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960 (compare)2400 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s (compare)2100 MHz8 / 8
HiSilicon Kirin 710 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
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
Announcement Date09/02/2017

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 14556     avg: 21026.8     median: 22026 (28%)     max: 23046 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1897     avg: 2706.9     median: 2819 (64%)     max: 3002 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1891     avg: 2732.3     median: 2836 (60%)     max: 2983 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 1993     avg: 2316.5     median: 2316.5 (19%)     max: 2640 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 5485     avg: 5540.5     median: 5540.5 (17%)     max: 5596 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
min: 8247     avg: 8622     median: 8622 (68%)     max: 8997 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1883     avg: 1901.1     median: 1901 (30%)     max: 1922 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6557     avg: 6697.1     median: 6714.5 (19%)     max: 6792 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 3590.6     avg: 4377.6     median: 3875.6 (7%)     max: 6220.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 6692     avg: 10110.9     median: 11085 (23%)     max: 11838 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 173653     avg: 177915     median: 178490 (70%)     max: 181973 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 4617     avg: 4787.3     median: 4730 (58%)     max: 5015 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
min: 14120     avg: 14492.3     median: 14670 (94%)     max: 14687 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 6293     avg: 6860.1     median: 6957 (67%)     max: 7046 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 8115     avg: 8536.6     median: 8484.5 (63%)     max: 9326 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 970 processor

Honor 10 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 5.84")
» Honor 10 Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor 10 - External Review

Honor Note 10 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.95")
» Honor Note 10 - External Review

Honor Play (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.3")
» Honor Play Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor Play - External Review

Honor View 10 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 5.99")
» Honor View 10 Smartphone Review - Review
» Honor View 10 - External Review

Huawei Mate 10 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 5.9")
» Huawei Mate 10 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 10 - External Review

Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6")
» Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design - External Review

Huawei Mate 10 Pro (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6")
» Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 10 Pro - External Review

Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6")
» Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design - External Review

Huawei Nova 3 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.3")
» Huawei Nova 3 - External Review

Huawei P20 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 5.8")
» Huawei P20 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P20 - External Review

Huawei P20 Pro (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.1")
» Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P20 Pro - External Review

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6")
» Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS Smartphone Review - Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» newitem
   
» 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
» 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

- Intel Core M 5Y31
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y10c
   0.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y10a
   0.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y10
   0.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Kirin 970
   2.4 GHz
+ Kirin 960
   2.4 GHz / KB
+ 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
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-11- 3)