Benchmark tests reveal huge improvement for the Kirin 950 chipset's GPU

Benchmark tests reveal huge improvement for the Kirin 950 chipset's GPU
Based on a series of benchmark tests, it would appear that the Huawei Mate 8 is going to be a darn good gaming device. Huawei's new high-end phone is expected to be unveiled on November 26th, and will be powered by the recently introduced Kirin 950 chipset. Which means that the device will be counting on the Mali-T880MP4 GPU to crunch the graphics.

So how does the Mali T-880 compare to the Mali-T628? That is the graphics processor found on the Kirin 935 chipset found under the hood of the Huawei Mate S, the most recently released Mate model. For the benchmark tests, the newer GPU was able to double the frames rate and the GFlops compared to its predecessor. So when it comes to graphics, the Mate 8 should be able to seriously outperform the Mate S.

Besides the Mali-T880 GPU, the Kirin 950 SoC  comes with four 2.53GHz Cortex-A72 cores to handle tasks that require power and strength. The remaining four 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 cores handle light housekeeping in the big.LITTLE architecture used for the chip. The Kirin 950, which is designed by Huawei, is actually produced by TSMC using its 16nm FinFET process. The chip includes a modem offering Cat.6 LTE speeds.

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source: XiaomiToday

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1. TyrionLannister unregistered

2x faster than a piss poor GPU means nothing. That older chip wasn't even high-end in 2013.

2. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Exactly, but even with that in mind, the GPU is more then good enough for any task (no gaming lncluded) in every possible situation.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Wow OK. I have a phone with a midrange Mediatek processor and it works great. Even for games. Hadn't had a big issue yet and it is way more power efficient than snapdragons I've had. Im sure this chip will do everything fine besides score the highest on a benchmark test.

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

the point is midrange is midrange, and should be used on mid or upper midrange device only.

4. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

That's only on paper. As long it preforms fluidly in real use, which it will, everything is okay about the chip.

5. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

if it can beat 430 or 530 GPU in SD processor it would be really great. I just suppose 530 GPU will be real beast. SD processors nowadays are good in GPU and Samsung in CPU

7. S.A.S.P

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Apple iPhone 6s Plus GFX 2.7 T-Rex (1080p)=59.6 fps Samsung Galaxy S6 edge GFX 2.7 T-Rex (1080p)=59 fps HTC One M9 GFX 2.7 T-Rex (1080p)=49 fps Kirin 950 GFX T-Rex (1080p) =34 fps !

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The 6S Plus gets 79 frames offscreen.

20. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So you use your phone with it's screen off.

22. S.A.S.P

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

actually its more like cheating in the benchmark ! iPhone 6s Plus has 1080p screen resolution, so on screen and off screen most be the same (1080p) it seems that the iPhone 6s Plus running the off screen benchmark at 720p resolution ! don't you agree that "for a fair GPU processing power test we most use the same resolution"?

27. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Each phone runs at its native stock configuration, so no use setting them all on a common config We are seeing how they run on individual , not assume how it would run if it had a lower or higher score.

28. TyrionLannister unregistered

No, it's not cheating. The GPU is capable of 80 fps. But anything can't score over 60 fps on screen as the refresh rate of display is 60 Hz. It's the same with my laptop. GFXBENCH is available with Windows. I got 60 fps on screen and 180 offscreen. You simply can't get anything above 60fps in onscreen unless you use a monitor/screen with refresh rate more than 60 Hz.

29. S.A.S.P

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

You are right completely acceptable.

21. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

iPhone 5S 40x faster than Original iPhone from 2007. iSheeps sooooo easily brainwashed.

23. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Wait hol' up. Piss poor? Cause I was looking at this recently and it seems that itll be some next gen type sh*t.

24. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Ascend Mate 7 with that "poor" GPU performs in games like SD805 Note 4 BEFORE throttling...

6. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

GPU performance are almost irrelevant irl, i have used 3x 6752 based phones which have gpu much less powerful then 880MP4, and i never experienced a noticeable lag, the performance where quite smooth, the same can be said for S410@720p great performance, the main issue is UI design/software optimizations, not the gpu's regarding smoothness that is. Lucky for me, this Chinese phones are almost stock so this is why the performance is quite good. Long story short, anything around S615/6732 levels should be more then enough for smooth/fast performance if the Ui/software is good.

8. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

I never play graphic power hungry games in mobile devices. They are only for noob gamers. I don't wanna play games on pathetic small screen. As for me, I want some serious games, I'd go for PC or other platforms. I know I'm not the only one like that so whatever you says about GPU in mobile SoC it's not relevant for everyone. So keep your bulls**t to yourself.

9. Shocky unregistered

Why not have both? You can't take your PC with you dumbass. If your a true gamer you would never have posted that comment, gaming is not just about AAA titles.

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Agree on this, tired of these "gamers" who talk as if smartphones are intended to be primary gaming devices. Maybe he actually brings his pc and game on it while standing on the subway lololol

13. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Let's admit even if your mobile device is as powerful as PC in GPU nowadays. Name me which mobile games will take advantage of that on that small screen??? Maybe it's possible that someday VR games will fully take advantage of that, but name me which games on mobile can do it today??? Again like I said earlier, I'm not an idiot to think my preferences must be the same with everyone else in the world. So ...

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

We know already okay? You don't get our point, re-read my previous reply and try to understand it more. Stick this to your head, "casual gaming".

30. Shocky unregistered

If you can't find any then there is something wrong with you, there are plenty of good games on the plays store which look good and can be quite demanding on high end phones. I'm mostly playing Vainglory and Dead Effect right now, great games and there both free.

11. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Dumbass? Lol??? Yeah I can't take pc everywhere but still i can't do s**t on pathetic small mobile screen when it comes to serious gaming (like playing non-PayToWin games). BTW I never anything like my preferences must be applied to everyone else cuz I'm not idiot like you. Lol dude, just chill the f**k out and go play your CoC.

31. Shocky unregistered

Of course you can, I play in a guild in Vainglory which is a beautiful looking game, it's very competitive and players take it very seriously. This can be said for hundreds if not thousands of online games on play store. You don't have a clue what your talking about, people are putting hundreds of hours into mobile games and to be told and

32. Shocky unregistered

Clash of titans? nothing wrong with that, players take it seriously. Not something which interests me, but if you think CoC is alll that's out there then your out of touch. You're not a real gamer, period. You're just a PC/Console Snob who's never really given gaming in mobile devices a chance. I probably have much better high end pc then you do which pisses on consoles and I still spend hours every week playing on my mobile! :)

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Lame argument. What the guy meant is that it's for casual gaming. Smartphones are just for casual gaming, look at the games that sell the most. All casual games. Every human that wants a decent gaming experience has a pc or console.

12. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

the most important thing is will it throttle

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Deffo will. Im guessing itwill be the same level as the S6, maybe on gfxbench like 40fps or some shet

14. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Something is off. Those results seems like coming from T880 MP2 not MP4. Even T760 MP4 can do the same at 900MHz.

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