Huawei released the Kirin 970 last year, which made the market amazing. After all, this is the world’s first artificial intelligence chip, and even made Xiaolong 835 released by Qualcomm a bit embarrassing. With the release of Qualcomm Xiaolong 845 this year, a new round of chip wars broke out again. At present, industry sources have reported that the Huawei Haisi Kirin 980 processor will also be mass-produced this quarter, using TSMC’s 7nm process technology.
Compared to the Kirin 970, this processor will be equipped with a second-generation artificial intelligence chip NPU. Based on previous generations, it supports more scenarios. The performance of the NPU is more than doubled (FP16 performance is 4 TFLOP or more).
At the same time, sources said that Kirin 980 will use 7nm technology, it is possible to increase the total number of cores to 10, in addition to upgrade the framework for the previous issue of Kirin to improve the running points, will greatly improve the performance of running points, so in the total The performance may be more than 20% higher than the Xiaolong 845.
Not surprisingly, Unicorn 980 will be released this fall, Huawei’s Mate series (maybe Mate20) launched its new flagship mobile phone in the second half.