Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Huawei Kirin PC processor targets M2 performance

Huawei draws attention with its new generation Kirin PC processor with 5G support, which it recently released with the Mate 60 Pro. According to the latest claims, this processor, which will have an 8-core CPU installation with Taishan v130 architecture and a clock speed of 2.5 GHz, will be supported by a 10-core GPU called “Ma Liang 920”. This combination is expected to offer performance at the level of Apple M2 or Intel Core i7-13700H.

Huawei's new processor may be officially launched in May or June and meet users on a Qingyun series Huawei laptop. Previously, the revelation that the Huawei Kirin 9010 processor model was based on 7nm N+2 also made a splash in the technology world.

Huawei Kirin 9010 processor and Pura 70 Series

Huawei introduced the Pura 70 series last week. This series consists of Pura 70, Pura 70 Pro, Pura 70 Pro+ and Pura 70 Ultra models. Huawei, which will now use Pura instead of the P Series at the top level, also introduced the Kirin 9010 processor with the new phones.

Kirin 9010 consists of two large cores running at 2.30GHz, six mid-range cores running at 2.18GHz and four small cores running at 1.55GHz. It is claimed that the processor, equipped with the Maleoon 910 GPU, provides similar performance to the two-generation old Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

The feature that makes Kirin 9010 stand out is that it uses SMIC's improved 7 nm N+2 production process. For comparison, many companies currently prefer powerful and efficient new generation processors from the 3 nm production process in mobile devices.

In her statement last month, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo emphasized that Huawei's new 5G-supported processor lags behind the technology available in the United States. Huawei has not been able to use Qualcomm's new generation 5G supported mobile processors in its phones for many years due to the US embargo.

Huawei's new Kirin PC processor stands out as an indicator of the company's efforts to maintain innovation and competitiveness despite embargoes. The performance of this processor, which is expected to be introduced in the coming months, and its impact on Huawei's position in the laptop market will be followed with interest.

Danish Kapoor