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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Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017No. Gsm was just telling what Huawei claimed.What!?!?! They claimed 25 times the performance and 50 times more efficient??????

That's crazy, it'll take 10 years to get improvement.

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AnonD-145316, 02 Sep 2017Already the older kirin 960 built on 14nm was neck to neck with ... moreOn cpu performance yes. GPU and efficiency nop.

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AnonD-638825, 02 Sep 2017Btw, the Mali-G72 can have up to 35 core units, this one has 12.... moreI have the old 955 with "crap" video ... i have yet to see something stutter on it ...

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AnonD-638825, 02 Sep 2017Btw, the Mali-G72 can have up to 35 core units, this one has 12.... moreThat will never happen on a phone

AnonD-584072, 02 Sep 2017can't wait for mate 10 pro mate 9 pro is damn good Haha.

Ohh yeah "it's going to be a long 6 weeks."

  • Anonymous

Lex79, 02 Sep 2017It's more believable than the 25x performance and 50x more effic... moreNo. Gsm was just telling what Huawei claimed.

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Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017I don't believe this is 25x faster than an Exynos 8895. I just w... moreAlready the older kirin 960 built on 14nm was neck to neck with latest exynos and also SD 835, so i can just imagine how kirin 970 is going to kick a**!!

  • Rich watarious

Yes indeed Mate 10 pro will be crazily powerful machine. We are waiting for it.

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Btw, the Mali-G72 can have up to 35 core units, this one has 12.

If someone introduces one with the 35 or even 24 array, the Kirin 970 will get blown away easily in the graphical department.

AnonD-514012, 02 Sep 2017I don't think they can achieve 25% increase in performance and 5... moreIt's more believable than the 25x performance and 50x more efficient as GSMarena have reported it :)

  • Hoffmann

Huawei is everytime one step ahead of Qualcomm. Announcing faster chipset than SD835 in 2017.

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ProJames, 02 Sep 2017They say the G72 is 40% more powerful and 25% more battery effic... moreImpressive considering the lack of a considerable performance increase over Adreno 530 this year.

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AnonD-514012, 02 Sep 2017I don't think they can achieve 25% increase in performance and 5... moreIts not 25% faster in general CPU operations. It's for specific ML/AI task.

Sounds promising. This is half way before 5G.

Anonymous, 02 Sep 2017I don't believe this is 25x faster than an Exynos 8895. I just w... moreFor that, they need to use DynamIQ, which is only for the newest ARM cores, which the Karin 970 does not use. So I guess they compare themselves to a mid-range SoC.

AnonD-596087, 02 Sep 2017Anyone knows how much better the G72 is compared to an equivalent G71?They say the G72 is 40% more powerful and 25% more battery efficient, but that's for the full 20 core cluster. http://www.gsmarena.com/arm_announces_cortexa75_­cortexa55_and_malig72-news-25291.php

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can't wait for mate 10 pro

mate 9 pro is damn good

So it is just some minor improvements from the KIRIN 960, same 2.4ghz A73 & 1.8ghz A53. But newer computing architecture, newer nanometer process, faster download speeds, better graphics, better camera performance. Still a beast that is on par with other mobile chipset manufacturers, but is there any bump in multitasking compared to the previous one?

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Anyone knows how much better the G72 is compared to an equivalent G71?