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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
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

Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
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min: 0     avg: 1595.5 (19%)     median: 1595.5 (19%)     max: 3191 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5629     avg: 5832.5 (22%)     median: 5832.5 (22%)     max: 6036 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 1935     avg: 1941 (35%)     median: 1941 (35%)     max: 1947 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
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min: 677     avg: 677 (99%)     median: 677 (99%)     max: 677 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
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min: 6206     avg: 6252.5 (94%)     median: 6252.5 (94%)     max: 6299 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
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min: 7341     avg: 7372 (91%)     median: 7372 (91%)     max: 7403 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
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min: 4471     avg: 4481 (100%)     median: 4481 (100%)     max: 4491 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
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min: 7346     avg: 7455.5 (98%)     median: 7455.5 (98%)     max: 7565 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 10236     avg: 11066.5 (25%)     median: 11066.5 (25%)     max: 11897 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 2733.7     avg: 2931.2 (5%)     median: 2931.2 (5%)     max: 3128.7 ms
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 1997     avg: 2162 (72%)     median: 2162 (72%)     max: 2327 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 1960     avg: 2032 (83%)     median: 2032 (83%)     max: 2104 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 15104     avg: 15222.5 (22%)     median: 15222.5 (22%)     max: 15341 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
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min: 256749     avg: 264076 (97%)     median: 264076 (97%)     max: 271402 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score
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min: 124087     avg: 132086 (72%)     median: 132086 (72%)     max: 140084 Points
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Reviews for the Kirin 960 processor

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

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

» Kirin 960
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A9X
   2.26 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 955
   2.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 950
   2.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A10 Fusion
   2.34 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A9
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB + 4 MB
» Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Kirin 925
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 920
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 935
   2.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 658
   2.35 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 655
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 650
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 930
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» RK3288
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8161
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Marvell Technology Group Armada PXA1908
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA1088
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» A13
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» WM8950
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» CSR8670
   0.08 GHz / 0 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

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 960
   2.4 GHz / 0 MB
+ 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 A9-9410
   2.9 GHz / KB
+ Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-23)