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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 9702.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960 compare2.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 960s compare2.1 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A73/-A53
HiSilicon Kirin 710A compare2 GHz8 / 8 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: 3590.6     avg: 4378     median: 3875.6 (7%)     max: 6220.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 6692     avg: 10111     median: 11085 (19%)     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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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, 6.30")
» 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, 5.90")
» Huawei Mate 10 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 10 - External Review

Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.00")
» Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design - External Review

Huawei Mate 10 Pro (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.00")
» Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei Mate 10 Pro - External Review

Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.00")
» Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design - External Review

Huawei Nova 3 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.30")
» Huawei Nova 3 - External Review

Huawei Nova 4 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.40")
» Huawei Nova 4 - External Review

Huawei P20 (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 5.80")
» Huawei P20 Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P20 - External Review

Huawei P20 Pro (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.10")
» Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review - Review
» Huawei P20 Pro - External Review

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS (ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 6.00")
» Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS Smartphone Review - Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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Other CPUs of the series

» HiSilicon Kirin 9000
   8x 2.05 GHz - 3.13 GHz
» 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
» MediaTek Dimensity 800U
   8x 2 GHz - 2.4 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
» HiSilicon Kirin 710
   8x 2.2 GHz
» HiSilicon Kirin 710A
   8x 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
» Apple S6
   2x
» 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 730
   8x 2.2 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
   8x 2.3 GHz
+ Mediatek Helio G95
   8x 2 GHz - 2.05 GHz
+ Mediatek Helio G90T
   8x 2.05 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
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-11- 3)