Huawei Mate 40’s HiSilicon Kirin 9000 chip tops in AI Benchmark

Earlier at moment (23rd October 2020), Huawei had officially launched the Mate 40 series. This is the flagship series from the company and features top-notch specs like the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 chip, which has even topped the list in an AI Benchmark.

The Chinese tech giant has also officially revealed its new Kirin 9000 chips earlier this week. These were built on the new 5nm process from TSMC and boasts improvements in performance and energy efficiency over its predecessor. Moreover, the company had stated that the NPU has also been greatly improved with the new chips, yet no official figures were revealed. But for now, the AI Benchmark list of ETH Zurich has the Huawei Mate 40 Pro take the top spot with the Kirin 9000 SoC.

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In the list, the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 is topping the chart with a total of 216.6 points, defeating both the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chip and even the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC. For those unaware, the Kirin 9000 from Huawei is an 8 core CPU with a 24 core Mali-G78 GPU, along with 2 Big and 1 Tiny core NPU. It additionally accommodates Huawei’s most advanced ISP technology to date.

Based on Huawei, the Kirin 9000 is by far one of the most powerful mobile processors in the market. It consists of 30 percent more transistors that Apple’s A14 chip and its CPU performs 10 percent faster than the Snapdragon 865+ as well. In addition, it conquers its Qualcomm rival by a large margin of 240 percent in terms of NPU performance and offers double the network download speeds than the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem as well.