Huawei builds test rig to demonstrate the Kirin 950, the chip scores almost 83,000 points in AnTuTu

Huawei builds test rig to demonstrate the Kirin 950, the chip scores almost 83,000 points in AnTuTu
Earlier today, Huawei unveiled the Kirin 950, the company's new high-end chipset. Integrating four ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores clocked at 2.5GHz, four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz, as well as a Mali-T880MP4 GPU, the Kirin 950 appears to have the hardware specs to take on virtually any competitor in the mobile chipset space. 

As it turns out, the Huawei Kirin 950 is not only impressive through its specs, but through its processing power as well, which is much more important to the end user.

Yesterday, we talked about a leaked Kirin 950 GFXBench result that placed the chip ahead of any other mobile SoC available to Android devices, including the Samsung Exynos 7420 that powers the Galaxy S6 lineup. At the chip's official unveiling earlier today, Huawei demonstrated the processing power of the Kirin 950: the company placed the chip on a large motherboard, connected a large display, and then proceeded to run AnTuTu, one of the most popular benchmark apps for Android devices.

The Frankenstein test rig powered by the Huawei Krin 950 managed to obtain a whopping score of 82,945 points in AnTuTu. Back in our testing lab, Samsung's recent flagships - the Note 5, the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ - all scored near the 70k mark.

While these results are impressive, don't expect the same kind of processing power to end up in Huawei's upcoming phones. Huawei's test rig left the Kirin 950 out in the open, which led to proper airflow and ventilation. Packaged tightly inside a phone, the Kirin 950 will not be able to dissipate heat as well as in the test rig, which will most likely lead to some degree of thermal throttling, reduced performance, and lower benchmark scores.

The Huawei Kirin 950 is shaping up to be a monster, and we're very anxious to see how the chip performs in a commercial product.

source: Weibo via GforGames

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50 Comments

1. AZNHA unregistered

and snapdragon 820 will score 90k ?

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Probably. But Maybe Not Since It Only Has 4 Cores And Not 8. The 820 Will Be Better Regardless Maybe Even Better Than The Next Exynos Cause When Every New SOC Has The Same High Performance A72 Cores, Then It Becomes The GPU That Matter Most. The 820's Custom Cores Are Based Off A72, Just In Case Someone Was Going To Say, They Don't All Have The Same Cores.

18. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Mongoose will crush those antutu scores... More even in reality it'll be a beast

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Of Course LOL. Samsung Will Be Using An 8 Cluster GPU Instead Of 4. Mongoose Will Be A Beast No Doubt.

47. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Source that Kryo is based off the A72? AFAIK Qualcomm haven't said anything about Kryo yet

48. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Just A Guess Based On Their Past Custom Cores. Always Based On Arm's Latest Cores.

49. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

AFAIK Their Scorpion core was based on ARM's A9 core But their Krait core was quite different to ARM's A15 core So I hope their third custom core to be even more different from ARM's A72 core Kind of like what Apple did, Swift was quite similar to the A15, but Cyclone is very very different from the A57

50. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'd Like That.

24. ph00ny

Posts: 1986; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hopefully the numbers werent achieved with "engineering" rig which doesnt reflect real world one bit just like qualcomm's rig that anandtech receives as a "preview" device

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

They use Antutu for testing overall performance of their SoCs. No wonder their chips suck.

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Some samsung user are butthurt? Lets wait and see the real performance of the phone based on this Soc before saying crap shall we?

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Antutu Really Does Suck LOL. And Samsung's Next Soc Will Break The Antutu Record And That's A Record That Samsung Set.

23. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

A cpu thats going to be released 6-8 months after exynos 7420 is better? WOW incredible news! Thats how technology usually works. Why would anyone be butthurt. For 2015 the best cpu for android phones was and always will be 7420. 2016 is another year to discuss. Also scores mean s**t if the optimization in software and battery department is s**t.

45. ph00ny

Posts: 1986; Member since: May 26, 2011

You're always butt hurt

28. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ah what would be a more appropriate benchmark? Gfxbench and chain fire's CFBench?

29. TyrionLannister unregistered

Any specific benchmark is a better one. Overall benchmarks are crap as they don't tell much about a specific part of the device. GFXBench for graphics, 3Dmark for game physics, Geekbench for CPU and so on.... These provide a much more accurate picture as they focus on only one aspect.

38. S.A.S.P

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

I always enjoy reading your comments because of your honesty and all of your comments was really helpful for me so far (btw Im a big fan of TyrionLannister) and really like to say thank you anyway in this case Im not agree with you we all know that we need all processing power's for gaming purpose so a real world test for a SoC(processor) can be or should be "gaming performance " and as you may know: a game need-> graphic process + physic process + AI process + etc. so a game benchmark is more like Overall benchmarks having better GPU or CPU isn't mean "better gaming performance"

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2326; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

A Chinese SoC that will have poor thermal management properties and a sucky GPU to boot. The only momentary bragging they can do is in some synthetic benchmarks. I am sure good quality SoCs that are going to be getting a refresh soon will feature better efficiency in conjunction with performance.

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Newer SOC will always get refreshed. dont be butthurt because this sucky Soc beat your beloved exynos. Did you know synthetic benchmarks push the SOC to the limit they can go? This is usually why many SOC including beloved Exynos throttle like bitchs ( 40% throttling after 15 min on exynos when gaming ect just search exynos 7420 throttling and you will find out the info) This Kirin SOC is a beast and will also cost half the price of similar speed SOC wich will again show the world what right price phone should be. The important part in this is this SOC will run EVERYTHING whitout lag for a few years including all apps and games even at 2k resolution so do you really need a faster SOC?

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2326; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Exynos and Snapdragon have been out for 8 months or so in their current iteration, they're well in need of a refresh at this point. As far as mobile GPUs go in phones, the PowerVR GT7600 found in the Apple A9 SoC is by far the most powerful available.

4. FreeDraickin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Mali t880 mp4 is by no meana a sucky GPU ..might not be the best but it will be close to the levels of t760 mp8 fpund in the exynos 7420 which was the best android gpu for 2015...

6. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

NO, the best gpu for android is tegra X1, second is adreno 430

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Tegra X1 only used in tablet but yeah can count as they are android one. Adreno 430 is a beast but get a bit more throttled than the GPU inside the Exynos 7420 ( about 10% more than the exynos for throttling ) But yes they are all 3 of them pretty fast.

31. may_czos

Posts: 954; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Incorrect, Snapdragon 810 throttles A57 cores only, GPU works at full power for a while. Exynos 7420 is the other way round, GPU throttles first so the CPU can maintain good benchamrk scores.

11. Shocky unregistered

Tegra X1 is not suitable for phones, same as the K1 Adreno 430 is about on par T760 MP8, however since SN810 throttles like a bitch it's irrelevant. Which means the fastest GPU currently available for Android phones is STILL T760 MP8. Which is actually depressing because it's pathetic compared to Apples A9 GPU from PowerVR.

32. may_czos

Posts: 954; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD810 doesn't reduce GPU clocks, just CPU. Exynos 7420 can maintain CPU closka but GPU throttles very quickly. Judging by the GPU Adreno 430 is better than Mali-T760MP8. It also handles more damending tasks better because of more Gflops.

39. Shocky unregistered

Incorrect, GPU throttles around 50% on the SN810. Some of you people are living in lala land. http://images.anandtech.com/doci/9137/GFXBench_New2_M9.PNG Here's what it was like before they starting throttling, when it was reaching around 55C. http://images.anandtech.com/doci/9137/GFXBench_Old2_M9.PNG

40. Shocky unregistered

Just to add this is an extreme case, however your claim the GPU doesn't throttle is just nonsense. It has too otherwise the device would be very uncomfortable to hold.

13. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Tegra x1 is power hungry , and u'll never find it in smartphone anyway

14. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

And the second powerfull gpu isnt adreno 430 its gt7600? Found in apple A9

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