Two Xiaomi Pinecone chipsets detailed: Cortex-A73 and Mali-G71

Peter, 22 February 2017

Xiaomi plans to unveil its in-house chipset next week (Tuesday) but we’re still fuzzy on the details. This isn’t quite official, but here’s what the rumor mill expects out of the two Pinecone chipsets, dubbed V670 and V970.

The more powerful of the two, Pinecone V970, will allegedly be built by Samsung on a very efficient 10nm process. It will feature an octa-core processor, with four Cortex-A73 cores and four A53. The GPU is a next-gen Mali-G71 MP12.

In comparison, the Pinecone V670 is much, much lighter weight. It will be manufactured on the old 28nm process and feature eight Cortex-A53 cores split in high and low-frequency clusters. The GPU will be a basic Mali-T860 MP2 (note: the “MP” notation shows the core count).

Here’s a quick comparison with similar chipsets

Chipset Process CPU GPU GPU cores
Pinecone V970 10nm 4x A73 + 4x A53 Mali-G71 12
Kirin 960 16nm 4x A73 + 4x A53 Mali-G71 8
Snapdragon 835 10nm 4x Kryo 280 + 4x A53 Adreno 540 -
Exynos 8890 14nm 4x Mongoose + 4x A53 Mali-T880 12
Chipset Process CPU GPU GPU cores
Pinecone V670 28nm 8x A53 Mali-T860 2
Kirin 650 16nm 8x A53 Mali-T830 2
Snapdragon 430 28nm 8x A53 Adreno 505 -
Exynos 7580 28nm 4x A53 Mali-T830 2
MT6738T 28nm 8x 53 Mali-T860 2



Reader comments

  • guerrierodipace
  • 28 Feb 2017
  • 3k6

They MUST release the kernel code...

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Feb 2017
  • IVE

Cluster is core, right? I thought they are both the same thing.

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Feb 2017
  • IVE

rip mediatek

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