Helio G90T vs Kirin 960

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G90T (with Mali-G76 MC4 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 960 (Mali-G71 MP8). 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 G90T
  • Announced 2-years and 10-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 16 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 29%) AnTuTu 9 score – 328K vs 255K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 960
  • Performs 53% better in floating-point computations
  • Higher GPU frequency (~30%)
  • 15% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2050 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G90T +29%
328166
255170
CPU 96357 70319
GPU 85945 61547
Memory 55413 54634
UX 87677 66647
Total score 328166 255170

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G90T +29%
495
384
Multi-Core Score
1624
1606
Image compression 96.4 Mpixels/s 82.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 14 images/s 12.5 images/s
Speech recognition 30.8 words/s 28.75 words/s
Machine learning 26.1 images/s 21.45 images/s
Camera shooting 13.1 images/s 11.8 images/s
HTML 5 1.89 Mnodes/s 1.79 Mnodes/s
SQLite 499.9 Krows/s 453.85 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 52 FPS
[Low]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 41 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 29 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 46 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 27 FPS
[Medium]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
[High]
-
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
1080 x 2340
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio G90T and Kirin 960

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 64 KB
L2 cache - 4 MB
Process 12 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count - 4 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G76 MC4 Mali-G71 MP8
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 800 MHz 1037 MHz
Execution units 4 8
Shading units 64 128
FLOPS 184 Gigaflops 282 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11.3

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 28.8 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 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 July 2019 October 2016
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number MT6785V/CC Hi3660
Official page MediaTek Helio G90T official site -

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