Huawei announces Kirin 970 chipset with on-device AI capabilities

02 September 2017
The 8-core CPU and 12-core GPU are joined by an NPU - a neural processing unit.

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  • Roamer

Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017Nice joke Who's joking? Are you blind? have you seen any video that compared between Kirin960 and Latest Exynoss. Don't make your self be the one who lives your life in the box.

  • Abraham

Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017It's called finding the balance for power and efficiency. As wel... moreIts called marketing strategy to promote the products. Companies advertise the core numbers but not the clock speed. 20 cores always sounds better than 8 or 12 . In paper exynos are great . But real world they couldn't click that much .

  • Anonymous

Mind, 03 Sep 2017Exynoss just failed and lost for Kirin in every aspects in real ... moreNice joke

  • Mind

Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017It's called finding the balance for power and efficiency. As wel... moreExynoss just failed and lost for Kirin in every aspects in real life using.
Don't Try to Compare it!

  • Anonymous

The video on YouTube about Kirin 970 shows a new phone? Possibly the next Mate?

  • AnonD-596087

AnonD-551967, 02 Sep 2017the 540 is atleast 50 % better what are you talking about Get ur facts straight man. Even Qualcomm's official site says 25%. And just 20 over the SD821 adreno 530 that I have. All the GFX benchmarks point to around only 4-5 fps gain over Adreno 530 in tests like Manhattan and Cat.

  • STOOPIIT

Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017My iphone 6 is best phone and faster than KlRlMReally, LOLLLLL!!! Don't lie to yourself man! Kirin 960 is far more better than the iPhone6 in every aspects. Don't compare it to the 970's.

  • Anonymous

Abraham, 03 Sep 2017Exynos always use underclocked GPUs . Exynos uses 20 cores but o... moreIt's called finding the balance for power and efficiency. As well as having quick but short lived boost or better longevity. It would have to throttle more if it was clocked higher. And the overall most powerful gpu on android in it's current configuration.

  • AnonD-110141

Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017My iphone 6 is best phone and faster than KlRlMA typical blind Apple follower with no imagination. If you already know that even before the chipset run in a actual device, why the hell you spend your valuable "Apple time" on reading this article..??? Here's a nice video for you..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSU67wKFuaw

  • Abraham

Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017Exynos 8895 already has 20 cores of G71, moreover G72 gonna be 2... moreExynos always use underclocked GPUs . Exynos uses 20 cores but only at 565MHz.
So, be sure they will use underclocked G72 in next processor too.
Only increasing core numbers doesn't make the processor a hit . You also have to consider the clock speed of the processor.

  • Anonymous

T12, 03 Sep 2017iPhone6? I own one, for work, it's from september 2014. Back the... moreMost people are never that awesome

iPhone6? I own one, for work, it's from september 2014. Back then it was a great phone, but now... 6 is a Crappy phone now, my xperia XA1 beats it everywhere. I would not buy iPhone 6 for 30 eur in 2017...

  • Anonymous

My iphone 6 is best phone and faster than KlRlM

  • Anonymous

hmmm..., 02 Sep 2017Just because they can doesn't mean that they should. a 35 core G... moreExynos 8895 already has 20 cores of G71, moreover G72 gonna be 25% more efficient and 20% smaller than its predecessor. G72 is scalable up to 32 cores. At the same manufacturing process and same clock speed G72 MP32 only will draw 20% more power and its footprint will be just 28% larger. With a slight underclocking that extra power consumption would be gone.

So it's already within the realm of possibility. Few months from now Samsung Foundries' 2nd gen 10nm process will came with 15% less power draw and TSMC's 7nm process will have huge 40% less power draw. Right now Intel Custom Foundries' 3rd gen 14nm and upcoming soon 10nm nodes both also probably will be on par with TSMC's 7nm.

G72 MP32 at new nodes from various foundries could be totally sustainable contrary to both Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835, but it will be more expensive so probably we won't see such a configuration at action.

G72 MP12 is Huawei being cheap considering their own high ambitions. They messed up with Kirin 960 after praised Kirin 950 just because of the same reason.

  • hmmm...

AnonD-638825, 02 Sep 2017Btw, the Mali-G72 can have up to 35 core units, this one has 12.... moreJust because they can doesn't mean that they should. a 35 core G72 will draw so much power and maybe even cook your phone... they would need to shink it to maybe 3-4 nm process to even consider that on a mobile device... and by then they would have a better constructed new GPU...

  • hmmm...

AnonD-551967, 02 Sep 2017the 540 is atleast 50 % better what are you talking about idk where you got your "facts" but Qualcomm themsleves said that the adreno 540 is up to 25% faster than the adreno 530... meaning at most, it can be only up to 25%...

  • Anonymous

Lex79, 02 Sep 2017What!?!?! They claimed 25 times the performance and 50 times mor... moreits 25x/50x in ai tasks, not raw performance

  • AnonD-551967

AnonD-596087, 02 Sep 2017Impressive considering the lack of a considerable performance in... morethe 540 is atleast 50 % better what are you talking about

  • AnonD-551967

Novage, 02 Sep 2017That will never happen on a phonejust wait 1 year i bet we will have it then

  • Anonymous

Novage, 02 Sep 2017That will never happen on a phone35 at the moment maybe not. But if this is more efficient and we already have 20 of the slightly less efficient how is 24 not so much possible?
Unless you were more referring to the 35 round about