What Is GPU Turbo For Huawei and Honor Phones?

Huawei and its subsidiary Honor have released a graphics acceleration feature called GPU Turbo. The company claims that graphics efficiency can be lifted by “up to 60 percent while overall SoC power consumption is saved by 30 percent”, says Huawei.

The context of the claim

“The GPU Turbo is a graphics processing technology that is based on Kirin chips and incorporates mutualistic software and hardware interaction. And it supports some particular games. Results are based on comparison with the previous generation chip, the Kirin 960.” (Honor on the Honor Play official page)

The Honor Play is a new handset powered by the Kirin 970 chip. It is positioned as a Gaming phone, and that’s why graphics performance is a crucial feature. You can read our Honor Play complete review for a more in-depth analysis of that phone.

“COMPARING CURRENT KIRIN 970+GPU TURBO VS. KIRIN 960”

As far as we can tell, Huawei came up with the percentages above by comparing current Kirin 970+GPU Turbo 1.0 to the Kirin 960 architecture without GPU Turbo (GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit).

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