Helio G95 vs Kirin 985

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G95 (with Mali-G76 3EEMC4 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 985 (Mali-G77 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 G95
  • Higher GPU frequency (~29%)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 985
  • Performs 3.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 43%) AnTuTu 9 score – 476K vs 332K
  • 26% higher CPU clock speed (2580 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
332150
Kirin 985 +43%
476469
CPU 95615 144952
GPU 85900 148941
Memory 54379 84366
UX 98554 100999
Total score 332150 476469

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
515
Kirin 985 +34%
689
Multi-Core Score
1600
Kirin 985 +60%
2565
Image compression 98 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 14.4 images/s -
Speech recognition 30.5 words/s -
Machine learning 26.4 images/s -
Camera shooting 13.7 images/s -
HTML 5 1.93 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 500.3 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
1350
Kirin 985 +58%
2128
Stability 98% -
Graphics test 8 FPS 12 FPS
Score 1350 2128

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 51 FPS
[Low]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 57 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 48 FPS
[High]
-
Genshin Impact 27 FPS
[Low]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 52 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Realme 7
1080 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 G95 and Kirin 985

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.58 GHz – Cortex-A76
3x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2580 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G76 3EEMC4 Mali-G77 MP8
Architecture Bifrost Valhall
GPU frequency 900 MHz 700 MHz
Execution units 4 8
Shading units 64 128
FLOPS 195.8 Gigaflops 652 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 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Da Vinci Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3120 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
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

Modem - Balong 5000
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 22
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 1277 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 177 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced September 2020 April 2020
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number MT6785V/CD Hi6290
Official page MediaTek Helio G95 official site -

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