HiSilicon Kirin 970

HiSilicon Kirin 970

HiSilicon Kirin 970 review: specs and price

HiSilicon Kirin 970

Why is HiSilicon Kirin 970 better than the average?

  • CPU speed

    4 x 2.4GHz & 4 x 1.8GHzvs8.77GHz
  • CPU threads

  • Semiconductor size

  • Download speed

  • Bits executed at a time

  • Memory channels

  • VFP version

  • Number of transistors

    5500 millionvs1721.56 million

Price comparison

General info

1.Has integrated graphics
HiSilicon Kirin 970
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
2.Supports 64-bit
HiSilicon Kirin 970
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
3.semiconductor size


Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
4.has 5G support
HiSilicon Kirin 970
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
5.number of transistors

5500 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.


1.CPU speed

4 x 2.4GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.CPU threads


More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
HiSilicon Kirin 970
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.


1.RAM speed


It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2.maximum memory bandwidth


This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
3.memory channels


More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4.Supports ECC memory
HiSilicon Kirin 970
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.


1.Has integrated LTE
HiSilicon Kirin 970
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
2.download speed


The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
HiSilicon Kirin 970 (ARM Cortex-A53)
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
4.Has NX bit
HiSilicon Kirin 970 (ARM Cortex-A53)
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
5.bits executed at a time
NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
6.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
HiSilicon Kirin 970 (ARM Cortex-A73)
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

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