Although cooperation of ARM with Huawei has suspended, it does not seem to affect Huawei‘s next-gene Kirin processor using the newly released A77 CPU and G77 GPU architecture. According to information, the Kirin 990 processor launched by Huawei next year that will be a 7nm EUV process technology, and will features the modified A77 processor architecture and the 12-core Mali-G77 GPU.
Among them, the CPU part will bring a 20% performance upgrade compared to the Kirin 980 with the same power consumption. The GPU is a new architecture upgrade, which will achieve a 50% performance improvement while reducing power consumption.
The chip is usually designed and streamed early and has a long development cycle. In addition, the A77 still uses the ARM v8.2 CPU core and Huawei has signed with an ARM in the past. The lifetime license of the ARM v8 architecture, so the Kirin 990 processor with ARM’s latest A77 CPU architecture and G77 GPU should be the planned thing.
As for the upgraded product of Kirin 990, it may be the legendary Kirin 1020. According to the user who leaked the report, it will be 100% self-developed nuclear framework. The reason is that the self-research nuclear department of Huawei has matured and has reached Samsung. Almost the same level, but slightly less than Apple.
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