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Huawei Kirin 950 Octa-core Processor Comes with 4 Cortex A72 Cores, 4 Cortex A53 Cores, and a Sensor Hub

Smartphone based on MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797) processor with 10 cores including two Cortex A72 cores should start shipping next month, but MediaTek will soon be joined by another Asian company with a mobile SoC with Cortex A72 cores with Huawei that has recently demonstrated their Kirin 950 Octa-core processor with four Cortex A72 coers and four Cortex A53 cores, achieving over 82,000 points in Antutu 5.6 (why an older version?) on a reference board.

Huawei_Kirin_950_Antutu

For reference the top 10 Antutu scores so far in 2015, only got as high as ~77,000 points fro Meizu Pro 5.  Since the benchmark was run on a reference, it’s possible the score will drop once it’s in a tighter package.

Some key features of Kirin 950 processors:

  • CPU – 4x Cortex A72 cores @ 2.3 GHz, 4x Cortex A53 cores @ 1.8 GHz
  • GPU – ARM Mali-T880MP4 GPU @ 900 MHz
  • Co-processor – i5 sensing co-processor / sensor hub (As low as 6.5 mA)
  • Dual 14-bit Dual ISP 960/s with standalone DSP
  • 5 Mode LTE Cat6 Modem
  • Memory – LPDDR3/4
  • Peripherals – USB, HSIC, SDMMC, DMAC…
  • 4K video support
  • Process – TSMC 16nm FinFET+
Kirin_950_Block_Diagram

Kirin 950 Block Diagram

The company also mentioned that they decreased power consumption by up to 60 percent (compared to their processor using TSMC 28nm Process) thanks the 16nm FinFet+ manufacturing,  its new i5 co-processor that “consumes” 6.5 mA instead of 90 mA on the previous i3 co-processor, lower power consumption GPS (Fused Location Provider) and more.

Kirin 950 processor might be found in Huawei Mate 8 smartphone which could possibly launch on November 26

Via Liliputing, Mydrivers, Anzhuo, and Android Central

  1. HiSilly
    November 5th, 2015 at 23:26 | #1

    Mali-T880 MP4 Only?? It’s nearly the same graphic power as Snapdragon 600’s Adreno 320 GPU!! As always, HiSillicon is clearly late about the graphics on high-end SoCs… I expected at least a MP6 version to at least compete with the Exynos 7420… Too bad, but it’s the sad habit of the Kirin SoCs…

  2. davidlt
    November 6th, 2015 at 07:58 | #2

    950 in 96Board as an update for the HiKey board would be nice. Plus some more RAM.

  3. quillan
    November 6th, 2015 at 09:07 | #3
  4. November 6th, 2015 at 09:49 | #4

    @quillan
    Thanks! However that link only shows a list of others posts… Maybe I should register to Weibo.

  5. November 27th, 2015 at 09:35 | #5
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