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Helio G90 vs Dimensity 820

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G90 (with Mali-G76MC4 graphics) and Dimensity 820 ( Mali-G57 MC5). 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 G90
  • Higher GPU frequency (~11%)
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 820
  • Shows significantly better (up to 83%) AnTuTu 8 score – 410K vs 224K
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • 30% higher CPU clock speed (2600 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Announced 10 months later
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
224814
410862

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio G90 and Dimensity 820

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
Process 12 nanometers 7 nanometers

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G76MC4 Mali-G57 MC5
Architecture Bifrost Valhall
GPU frequency 720 MHz 650 MHz
Cores 4 5
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 17.07 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Da Vinci Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 211 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced July 2019 May 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Official page MediaTek Helio G90 official site MediaTek Dimensity 820 official site

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