has officially unvelied its latest super processor – Kirin 960 at a press event
Huawei Kirin 960 SoC is an incremental upgrade over Kirin 950 and offers a
15% improvement in CPU efficiency and 180% improvement in graphics performance coupled
with 20% power savings.
octa-cores Kirin 960 combines four high-powered 2.4GHz ARM Cortex A73 cores and
four lower-powered 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores.
Kirin 960 will be among the first chips to use ARM’s new Bifrost GPU - the
Mali-G71. The Kirin 960 uses the G71 MP8, which indicates 8 GPU cores that
makes it typical for 4K content and VR.
Kirin 960 SoC supports LPDDR4 RAM, high-speed Universal Flash Storage 2.1
standard, and the modem supports LTE Cat. 12/13. This means that download
speeds up to 600Mbps, and upload speeds of 150Mbps can be handled by the Kirin
960. The chipset supports CDMA and radio frequencies ranging between 330MHz to
3.8GHz. The chip is built by TSMC using the 16nm FinFET process.