Helio G96 vs Helio G36

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G96 (with Mali-G57 MC2 graphics) and Helio G36 (PowerVR GE8320). 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 G96
  • Performs 4.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 3.3x) AnTuTu 9 score – 334K vs 101K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~40%)
  • Supports 23% higher memory bandwidth (17.1 against 13.9 GB/s)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G36
  • Announced 8-months later
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2050 MHz)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G96 +229%
CPU 93181 30491
GPU 79892 16926
Memory 68049 25517
UX 93041 29281
Total score 334126 101683

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G96 +209%
Multi-Core Score
Helio G96 +160%


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% -
Graphics test 6 FPS -
Score 1168 -


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 72 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 42 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 58 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 66 FPS
Genshin Impact 23 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 51 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Helio G96 and Helio G36


Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W 2.2 W


GPU name Mali-G57 MC2 PowerVR GE8320
Architecture Valhall Rogue
GPU frequency 950 MHz 680 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 32 64
FLOPS 243 Gigaflops 56 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17.1 Gbit/s 13.9 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2400 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP 1x 50MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 650 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


Announced June 2021 February 2022
Class Mid range Low end
Model number MT6781 -
Official page MediaTek Helio G96 official site MediaTek Helio G36 official site

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