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Kirin is back, Kirin 9000s has 12-core architecture, CPU is stronger than Snapdragon 888




Today, mobile benchmark platform, Antutu officially confirmed that Kirin is back and Huawei Mate 60 Pro is using the Kirin 9000s chipset with a 12-core setup. In the test, the chipset has achieved a major performance boost and could be compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip.

According to the test result, Kirin 9000s gathered 279677 points in CPU, 225491 points in memory, and 194615 points in UX. Overall, the phone achieved 699783 points with Kirin 9000s.

Antutu revealed that the Kirin 9000s is using 12-core architecture, which is quite unusual for Kirin chipsets. It includes two A34 cores, six customized A78AE cores, and four A510 cores, the peak frequency is 2.62GHz.

In the meantime, the chip is using Maleoon 910 GPU, which is self-developed by Huawei. Antutu can’t measure its performance due to unsupported GPU information.

AnTuTu said that the above specifications are based on the fact that the hardware information can be read by its app. On the flip side, we can’t rule out the possibility of Huawei hiding some of the device’s details.

From the CPU point of view, the Kirin 9000s performance is stronger than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 but it is lower than the Snapdragon 8 platform.

Antutu notes that it is commendable to be able to make a flagship SoC in such a big environment. Due to the fact that the GPU part has not yet been adopted, the test cannot be run for the time being. Antutu also promised that it would solve related problems as soon as possible.

At last, Antutu concluded that Kirin is back and speculated about 5G in the near future.

Kirin 9000s 12-core Antutu score


Compared to this, the screenshots on the internet show that the Kirin 9000s has an octa-core chipset. The Geekbench score shows that the performance is somewhere near Kirin 990, which was released in 2019.

But the information from Antutu is as shocking as the launch of Huawei Mate 60 Pro. It is possible that the demo in the store only has an octa-core chip, while the real deal might come with retail devices.

We aren’t sure of the situation at the moment but there’s more to come on this matter.


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