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Helio G95 vs Apple A9

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Helio G95 (Mali-G76MC4) with the older 2-core Apple A9 (PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


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 G95
  • Has 6 cores more
  • Announced 5 years and 1 month later
  • Shows significantly better (up to 75%) AnTuTu 8 score – 297K vs 169K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~38%)
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (12 versus 14 nm)
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2050 vs 1850 MHz)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Apple A9 +6%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Helio G95 +61%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
Helio G95 +75%


Full list of technical specifications of Helio G95 and Apple A9


Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 1.85 GHz – Twister
Cores 8 2
Frequency 2050 MHz 1850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 3 MB
L3 cache - 8 MB
Process 12 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 2 billion


GPU name Mali-G76MC4 PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600
Architecture Bifrost Rogue
GPU frequency 900 MHz 650 MHz
Cores 4 6
Number of ALUs - 192
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Da Vinci No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP
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
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem - Qualcomm MDM9635M
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 450 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced September 2020 September 2015
Class Mid range Flagship
Official page MediaTek Helio G95 official site -

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