Helio G70 vs Kirin 970

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G70 (with Mali-G52 2EEMC2 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 970 (Mali G72 MP12). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of MediaTek Helio G70
  • Announced 2-years and 5-months later
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Performs 6.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 122% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 13.41 GB/s)
  • Has 1 MB larger L3 cache size than the Helio G70
  • Shows significantly better (up to 71%) AnTuTu 9 score – 331K vs 193K
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 12 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
193859
Kirin 970 +71%
331883
CPU 68040 77623
GPU 33284 101795
Memory 37370 69208
UX 55953 83622
Total score 193859 331883

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G70 +2%
392
384
Multi-Core Score
1302
Kirin 970 +4%
1354
Image compression 79.7 Mpixels/s 90.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.6 images/s 11.4 images/s
Speech recognition 24.4 words/s 24.4 words/s
Machine learning 18 images/s 21.3 images/s
Camera shooting 9.43 images/s 11.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.5 Mnodes/s 1.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 395.3 Krows/s 415.6 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
594
Kirin 970 +40%
832
Stability - 76%
Graphics test 3 FPS 4 FPS
Score 594 832

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 31 FPS
[High]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 30 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 52 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 52 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 53 FPS
[High]
-
Device Realme C3
720 x 1600
-
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio G70 and Kirin 970

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 320 KB 512 KB
L3 cache 1 MB 2 MB
Process 12 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count 5.5 billion 5.5 billion
TDP 5 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G52 2EEMC2 Mali G72 MP12
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 820 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 12
Shading units 32 192
FLOPS 54.6 Gigaflops 347 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.41 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 100 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced January 2020 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number MT6769V/CB Hi3670
Official page MediaTek Helio G70 official site HiSilicon Kirin 970 official site

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