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.

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:

SoCROC1
CPU4x ARM® Cortex®-A75 Processor
4x ARM® Cortex®-A55  Processor
GPUPowerVR GM9446 with 800Mhz
AI Processor3.TOPs (INT8), 2.5 TOPs/Watt
RAM2*16LPDDR3/4x @1866Mhz,  <8GB
ROMeMMC5.1, UFS2.1
Video DecodingH.265/H.264:4K @30fps, 1080p@120fps
ConnectionUniSoc UMW2652 Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 1*1 or 2*2
ISP24MP@10fps ZSL, or 16+16/16+18 MP
DisplayQHD+@16fps, 3360*1440
I/O1x 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
GNSSGPS/Glonass/Galileo/Beidou
Size85×65mm
Specification and Dimension20pin+6pin Connector, 12nm FFC
AvailabilityTBC
Est. PriceTBC