Huawei Kirin 960 revealed, tops all other chips in benchmarks including Apple's A10

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huawei kirin 960

Huawei has just revealed its flagship chipset, the Kirin 960 which is expected to make its way to the Mate 9.

The new SoC packs four high-performance Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four power saving Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz in a big.LITTLE arrangement for better efficiency. The Kirin 960 packs a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU for handling graphics.

huawei kirin 960 core composition

The chip has been manufactured using TSMC 16nm FinFET process similar to the Kirin 650 found on the P9 Lite. The Kirin 960 features LTE Cat.12/13 support which would enable download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and upload speeds of 150 Mbps. It also supports LPDDR4 memory. The company says, all this enables 15% better CPU efficiency over the Kirin 950 and 180% better graphics performance.

While Apple's A10 has been at the top of the benchmark charts for single-core performance, the Kirin 960 tops all other including the Snapdragon 821. In Multi-core performance the Kirin 960 tops even the Apple A10 and the rest of the high-end chipsets. You can have a look at all the benchmarks below. The Kirin 960 should make it to the Mate 9 flagships soon.

kirin 960 geekbench score comparison

kirin 960 manhattan benchmark score comparison

kirin 960 memory bandwidth latency comparison

kirin 960 memory read write score comparison