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Huawei's rumored Kirin 950 SoC benchmarked, tops score tallied by the Exynos 7420

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Huawei 's home grown Kirin 950 SoC is rumored to be the company's latest top-shelf chipset. Back in July, a full specs sheet was leaked showing that the chip features four Cortex-A72 cores (with a maximum clock speed of 2.4GHz), and four Cortex-A57 cores. According to the specs sheet, the Kirin 950 also supports LPDDR4 RAM, and can handle a 42MP camera.

Huawei's Kirin 950 chipset is benchmarked

Huawei's Kirin 950 chipset is benchmarked

Using the Geekbench benchmark test, the Kirin 950 scored a 1909 for the single-core test, and 6096 for the multi-core test. That beat out the scores received by the Exynos 7420 of 1486 and 4970 for single-core and multi-core respectively. The Exynos 7420 is the chipset that provides the horsepower for the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.

Allegedly produced by TSMC using its 16nm FinFET process, we could see the Kirin 950 inside handsets like the Huawei Mate 8, which reportedly has been delayed until next year.

Thanks for the tip!

source: wccftech

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posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:05 1

1. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


It still puts down higher scores then the Exynos 7420.bit the scores published are lower then actual scores produced by s6 or note 5

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 09:56

57. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


No big deal, the Samsung m1 CPU kills them all doa

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:07 6

2. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


This vs. Mediatek's new chipset vs. the new Exynos. This is mad competition

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:11

3. redmd (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Don't forget A9 is coming next month.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:48 1

30. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


The A9 Is Going To Crush Them Single Core Is Going To Be 2k+ If Its Duel Core.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 00:41 2

34. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Obviously, the question is will the A9 be able to match them overall in multi core

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 01:05 3

36. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Multi Core Doesn't Matter That Much. The Iphone 6 has The Best overall Performance Out There. Tops The Charts In GFXBench The Only Thing That Matters Is FPS And Single Core. I Doubt It Will Mach Up In Multi But Only By A Slight Margin Tho, That A9X (If They make One) Will Definitely Mach up Tho.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 01:23 4

37. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Only thing that matters is real world performance
And right now the S6 has that crown (with memory tweak, unless if they have fixed that official now)

BTW
With Android, multi core is equally as important as single core (arguably more important in the high end)

GFXBench is one of many GPU benchmarks

Also the S6 currently tops GFXBench, not the iPhone 6
Probably gonna be the iPhone 6S soon though since the Note 5 has the same GPU as the S6
Unless if the Kirin 950 is released soon, then it might be that one

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 02:50 3

39. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


The s6 does not top gfxbench Bruh Even the m9 has a higher gfxbench score and i own an s6 i know its real world performance and its not always smooth i promise you that. Check This Bruh And Just So You Know The Onscreen Scores Are The Real World Representation.https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&&did1=24326841&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=Qualcomm+Adreno+%28TM%29+430&did2=25103839&os2=Android&api2=gl&hwtype2=GPU&hwname2=ARM+Mali-T760+MP8+%28octa+core%29

https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&did1=25103839&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=ARM+Mali-T760+MP8+%28octa+core%29&D2=Apple+iPhone+6

You Should Say Things If You Aren't Sure What You Say Is Fact.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:20 5

45. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1522; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


You are right... and you are NOT.
On screen scores represent the real world performance TILL you surpass the Full HD (1080p) resolution. Then offscreen performance becomes the better representative of real world performance as gfxbench does the offscreen a 1080p most of the games (not benchmarks) top out exactly at 1080p (the don't render at the S6 resolution).
In other words: Galaxy S6 has both better CPU performance and FPS than the current iphones in the real world.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:33 1

46. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yea good point
For QHD phones, off screen performance is their real world performance

The S6 tops BaseMark X
The M9 tops 3DMark

Also AFAIK there's no devs would design a game that only runs on the iPhone 6S or S6 (except those Nvidia sponsored games)
So in the real world these GPU benchmark scores dont really mean anything anyway

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 04:14 1

48. Shocky (unregistered)


The M9 doesn't top 3dmark, unless you of course you focus on the on-screen tests which are meaningless when 3d games render at 1080p.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 10:59 2

64. Niva. (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Why would you NOT focus on the on-screen tests? That is such utter rubbish that people insist that offscreen tests are somehow even remotely relevant. The ONLY thing that matters is the on-screen test as far as the vast majority of users is concerned. Samsung (and many others) made the decision to go QHD for absolutely no good reason on this gen of devices and they're getting the pass. QHD was a half-baked idea for cell phones and stil remains so in general.

I hate apple as a company but they at least are sensible about the resolutions they have on their phones and the form factors. This entire year has been a disaster for Android.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 04:01 1

47. Shocky (unregistered)


Most games still render at 1080p on a 1440p display, 1080p is a more accurate measure of performance than the on-screen test.

I know a few game that have the option to enable full resolution but most don't, it depends on the game and if developers know what their doing.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 10:21 1

62. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


here
http://www.phonearena.com/news/In-depth-test-of-the-iPhone-6-Galaxy-S6-HTC-One-M9-and-Nexus-6-settles-which-is-the-fastest_id68480

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 10:17 1

59. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


thats not True You're an idiot
here is the proof provided by phone arena
http://www.phonearena.com/news/In-depth-test-of-the-iPhone-6-Galaxy-S6-HTC-One-M9-and-Nexus-6-settles-which-is-the-fastest_id68480

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 10:33

63. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


The iPhone Is The Best Gaming Phone And It Will Continue To Be For Years To Come. Because Apple Will Always Keep The Resolution Slightly Lower Than The Competition In Order The Achieve The Best Performance Possible. The S6 May Have Better Hardware Than The Iphone 6 But It Still Doesn't Outperform It When It Comes To Playing Games. If Only The S6 Had A 1080p Screen.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:04

40. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


LOL Look At This My 5s Is Still A Beast.https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=g​fx31&did1=25103839&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU​&hwname1=ARM+Mali-T760+MP8+%28octa+core%29&D2=Appl​e+iPhone+5S

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:16

44. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=g​fx31&did1=25103839&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU​&hwname1=ARM+Mali-T760+MP8+%28octa+core%29&D2=Appl​e+iPhone+5S

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:15

43. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Here's The Top Charts For Mobile Just In Case You Were Wondering.https://gfxbench.com/result.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&test=544&text-filter=&order=score&ff-desktop=true&ff-lmobile=true&ff-smobile=true&os-Android_gl=true&os-custom_gl=true&os-iOS_gl=true&os-iOS_metal=true&os-OS_X_gl=true&pu-CPU=true&pu-dGPU=true&pu-iGPU=true&pu-mGPU=true&pu-CPU-iGPU=true&pu-ACC=true&arch-ARM=true&base=device

Notice All The Apple Products LOL

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 09:57

58. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope, it just runs an iPhone with 750p it does not have that good of performance, it's lag bad on the plus

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 10:19

60. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


That's why The Plus Sucks Lol Doesn't Matter The 750p screen On The Iphone Looks Just As Good As Any 1080p screen

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 05:05 1

50. duartix (Posts: 294; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Please fix your keyboard. Couldn't read half the sentence.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 10:21

61. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Nah My Keyboard Is Fine I Just Don't Bother With Grammar And Punctuation Lol As long As You Get What I'm Saying It Really Doesn't Matter Right.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:08 1

26. medicci37 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Thumbs up to you gigaraga for not putting Qualcomm in the competition

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 04:29 1

49. Oneight (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Apr 2015)


Hope the nexus made by Huawei will come with this insane chip.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:13 2

4. TheBiz (Posts: 231; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


hope it has a good gpu

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:16 2

5. Ordinary (Posts: 2316; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


It should have Mali-T880 which is going to be much faster than Exynos one (T760MP8)

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:22 7

7. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


But apparently only MP4, so won't beat 7420 or Adreno 430.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:42 1

10. Ordinary (Posts: 2316; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Ah crap I thought at least MP8 or more. Well if they use MP4 it would still be a great.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 01:01 1

35. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


It wouldn't come close to flagship performance, don't see any great news if they will use MP4 config.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 01:43

38. Ordinary (Posts: 2316; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Ofc not but it would be good for MP4 if they use 1080p display for.

Also I think they will use MP8 in the end, we will see.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:09 2

27. Ghost04 (Posts: 335; Member since: 03 May 2014)


The GPU is rumored to be Mali T-880 MP6 according to newses in Weibo I found .

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:19 3

6. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


The Snapdragon 810 vacuum created the opportunity for all other SoCs to gain ground this year. This increased competition is great for consumers who are bound to see unprecedented price/performance in the coming months.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:23 1

8. LordDavon (Posts: 135; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)


This is good. The Kirin chips can actually supposed some of the US LTE freq, unlike Mediatek. So for those of us in US, this has promise.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:52

23. Chuck007 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I only see them selling well in Europe, China, Singapore, and MAYBE India if they market it right. As a Chinese made chip your government will never allow any Kirin based device to be sold stateside.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 18:25 2

9. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1048; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


This processor seems like it would be suited perfectly to be in the Lumia 1020's successor. I wish I could have it in my Lumia 1020 to take full advantage of the sensor, but alas, it was built with an under powered processor.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 19:02 1

11. Tondern (Posts: 112; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Please be in the new Huawei Nexus 6.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 19:02 3

12. martinjhm271 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)


hey guys check it:
Single core/ Multi core
Exynos M1=2136-7497
Tegra X1 Denver=2599/4691 (Not for phones and tablets)
A9X=2109-5101
A9=2090-3569
LG NUCLUN=1796-5392
SNAPDRAGON 820=1717-4489

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 20:46 1

17. abdoualgeria (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


mongoose quadcore running 3.4ghz would beat intel's skylake easly

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:49 1

31. nodes (Posts: 725; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


it would beat SD810 in term of overheat, easily.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 05:49 1

53. abdoualgeria (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


It's just quad-core , and tree cluster-like ( performance , saving-mode , super saving mode )

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 06:14 1

55. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1522; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


How do you know it has three clusters and not just three modes/frequencies?

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:30 1

19. Techist (Posts: 242; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Really? You have the inside scoop on practically every upcoming SoC?

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:20 1

28. Ghost04 (Posts: 335; Member since: 03 May 2014)


He is right about the benchmarks as they are leaked in the website .
You ca. Check it in the website below . The site is not an English one .

http://m.mobile-dad.com/a/285/15191.html

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:55 1

33. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


You do know these are probably fake right?....every single one of them

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:10 1

41. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1522; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Do you have the original source?

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 19:18

13. M7242 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)


LOL! You have put the wrong score Exynos 7420. That has mixed up with Snapdragon 820. I just saw the image of the score here.. Please check and verify: techgrapple.com/benchmark-kirin-950-vs-snapdragon-​820-vs-exynos-7420

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:14

18. xdza1979 (Posts: 280; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Put the link plz.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:49 2

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Um... If you would nerd-ily drop "www." before "techgrapple.com/benchmark-kirin-950-vs-snapdragon​-​820-vs-exynos-7420" you'll get it.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 22:02 2

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Or copy paste the entire thing on your search bar... Or Google.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 15:55 1

66. M7242 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)


You know what? I was wise enough to drop w-w-w. I am a new user, and got the error that I can pot put the link before 7 days... LOL! I managed to put the link though. I can't even write those three characters together, so you see dash in each character.

What do you think now :P

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 19:57 3

14. Carl3000 (Posts: 162; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


I'm almost certain this will be in the Huawei Nexus this year. They go all out on Nexus phones to have best stuff available as far as screen, processor, ram, latest android etc and apparently this year even USB type C, and Fingerprint scanner. Yeah, this will be one good phone....

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:32 2

21. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


And hopefully, not crappy battery life.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:59 4

24. Techist (Posts: 242; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


You're probably right. Question is, will they go all out and release a killer phone or will they compromise somewhere and have an affordable phone with many killer specs but some disappointing feature like the camera, battery life, or something? Time will tell.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:51 1

32. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


They will compromise somewhere.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 20:31 2

15. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 528; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Looking good Huawei, please add a killer gpu

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 20:36 2

16. abdoualgeria (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Four courtes-a53 not cortex-a57 in kirin 950

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:31

20. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


beast, n I hope it comes in the nexus.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:42 1

29. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I call this article a fake.The "source" also leaked the A9(numbers which doesn't match up),A9X,tegra X1,Exynos M1 and kirin 950 in less than 24 hours

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