UniSoc has now added a new member to their Tiger family with T710 octa-core processor with four Cortex-A75 cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, and a dedicated NPU (Neural-network Processing Unit) for artificial intelligence applications at the edge in the industry, commerce, medical care, home, and education sectors.
- CPU – 4x Arm Cortex-A75 cores at up to 2.0GHz, 4x Arm Cortex-A55 cores @ 1.8GHz
- NPU – Heterogeneous dual-core architecture NPU delivering 2.5TOPS per watt
- GPU – Imagination Technologies PowerVR GM9446 GPU also found in MediaTek Helio P90.
The processor supports multiple AI framework formats, including TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite, Caffe, and multiple AI data formats such as quantization (INT4, INT8, INT16) and floating-point (FP16). Tiger T710 also works with Android NNAPI, UNISOC provides a proprietary SDK for more efficient development and deployment of third-party AI applications.
As of August 2019, Tiger T710 tops the AI benchmarks Mobile’s SoCs ranking with 28,097 points. That means for AI workloads it is faster than processors like Snapdragon 855 Plus or Huawei Kirin 980. It’s true at least for most benchmarks from AI Benchmark as sometimes Kirin 810 takes the lead.
UNISOC Tiger T710 processor is expected to become available in late 2020.
Prototype Board Specification:
|CPU||4x ARM® Cortex®-A75 Processor|
4x ARM® Cortex®-A55 Processor
|GPU||PowerVR GM9446 with 800Mhz|
|AI Processor||3.TOPs (INT8), 2.5 TOPs/Watt|
|RAM||2*16LPDDR3/4x @1866Mhz, <8GB|
|Video Decoding||H.265/H.264:4K @30fps, 1080p@120fps|
|Connection||UniSoc UMW2652 Gigabit Ethernet|
|WiFi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 1*1 or 2*2|
|ISP||24MP@10fps ZSL, or 16+16/16+18 MP|
|I/O||1x PCIE/2x I2C/1x I2S/2x URAT/2x SPI/1x 3.5mm Headphone /4× USB 3.0&2.0 / 5x BT host PCIe v3.0, UFS2.1|
|Specification and Dimension||20pin+6pin Connector, 12nm FFC|