Helio G90T vs Kirin 990 (4G)

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G90T (with Mali-G76 MC4 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G) (Mali G76 MP16). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~33%)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G)
  • Performs 4.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 53%) AnTuTu 9 score – 495K vs 324K
  • 40% higher CPU clock speed (2860 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
324472
495820
CPU 96357 143538
GPU 85945 161429
Memory 55413 107678
UX 87677 84092
Total score 324472 495820

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
736
Multi-Core Score
1608
3039
Image compression 96.4 Mpixels/s 148.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 14 images/s 23.9 images/s
Speech recognition 30.8 words/s 54.1 words/s
Machine learning 26.1 images/s 55.8 images/s
Camera shooting 13.1 images/s 28.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.89 Mnodes/s 3.13 Mnodes/s
SQLite 499.9 Krows/s 797.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
1311
3284
Stability 85% 46%
Graphics test 7 FPS 19 FPS
Score 1311 3284

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 52 FPS
[Low]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 41 FPS
[Ultra]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 29 FPS
[Low]
29 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 55 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 46 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 27 FPS
[Medium]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
[High]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
1080 x 2340
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
1146 x 2400
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 990 (4G)

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.86 GHz – Cortex-A76
2x 2.09 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.86 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2860 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 12 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8 billion
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G76 MC4 Mali G76 MP16
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 800 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 4 16
Shading units 64 256
FLOPS 184 Gigaflops 768 Gigaflops
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 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Da Vinci
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP -
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VC-1
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - Balong 765
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 21
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 1400 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced July 2019 October 2019
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number MT6785V/CC -
Official page MediaTek Helio G90T official site HiSilicon Kirin 990 (4G) official site

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