Huawei recently introduced the world to Kirin 970 via IFA 2017, with the vision of creating a future with artificial intelligence. In line with this, the Kirin 970 combines cloud computing technology and the speed of native AI processing.
Kirin and Cloud AI Technology
The brand’s goal here involves bringing AI experience to everyday situations, especially with how we interact with devices. Specifically, the Kirin 970 runs on an octacore CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU. These, in turn, were built using a 10nm advanced process. The chipset itself packs 5.5 billion transistors into a single square centimeter.
The Huawei Kirin 970 will also act as Huawei’s first mobile AI computing platform with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit. In practical terms, this chipset delivers up to 25 times the performance of a quadcore processor, with 50 times the efficiency. Not only that, but the 970 will perform AI computing tasks in record speed. For example, in one benchmark image recognition test, the 970 processed 2,000 images per minute.