New Huawei processor revealed - Kirin 960


Just yesterday, when there was a new MediaTek chipset, Huawei decided to reveal a new processor today - the Kirin 960 as the new successor to the Kirin 955, coming with new upgrades in both CPU and GPU.


During the press conference, reports are saying the octa-core Kirin 960 SoC is made out of a new high-performance four Cortex-A73 cores and four lower ARM Cortex-A53 cores. To add on to that, the GPU gets a big upgrade with Mali-G71 MP8 GPU.

But that's not all, the company even went on to claim that during their Geekbench 4.0 test, the chipset scored 2000 points in the single-threaded score against the Snapdragon 821 processor, and up to 6300 points on the multi-threaded score. As for the GPU test, it was tested on GFXBench Manhattan and T-Rex which came up ahead of Snapdragon 820 SoC and even twice as much power as Kirin 950.


Geekbench score


Second Geekbench score


Flash score

Huawei further explains the architecture of the Mali-G71 GPU, inside the structure, it's powerful enough to face a new level of high-end mobile graphics technology with superior energy efficiency. The Kirin 960 also supports the latest UFS 2.1 flash memory and LPDDR4 memory; while on the connection side, it supports LTE Cat.12 and LTE Cat. 13.

It's reported that the upcoming Mate 9 will be the first Huawei smartphone to feature the Kirin 960, stay tuned for more news at


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