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Helio G85 vs Kirin 820

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G85 (with Mali-G52 MP2 graphics) and Hisilicon Kirin 820 (Mali G-57 MP6). 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 Hisilicon Kirin 820
  • Supports 137% higher memory bandwidth (31.78 against 13.41 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 81%) AnTuTu 8 score – 378K vs 208K
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
353
Kirin 820 +84%
651
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1281
Kirin 820 +96%
2507
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
208859
Kirin 820 +81%
378861

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio G85 and Kirin 820

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A76
3x 2.22 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 7 nanometers

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G52 MP2 Mali G-57 MP6
Architecture Bifrost Valhall
GPU frequency 1000 MHz -
Cores 2 6
FLOPS - 652 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.41 Gbit/s 31.78 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Neural Engine Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP -
Video capture 2K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - Balong 5000
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 22
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 100 Mbps Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced April 2020 March 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Official page MediaTek Helio G85 official site -

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