Helio G96 vs Helio G88

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G96 (with Mali G57 MC2 graphics) and Helio G88 (Mali-G52 MC2). 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
  • Shows significantly better (up to 42%) AnTuTu 9 score – 329K vs 232K
  • Supports 28% higher memory bandwidth (17.1 against 13.41 GB/s)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G88
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G96 +42%
CPU 85844 56707
GPU 81323 54234
Memory 64190 42227
UX 95348 77806
Total score 329371 232677

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G96 +47%
Multi-Core Score
Helio G96 +48%
Image compression - 82.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 9.99 images/s
Speech recognition - 25.2 words/s
Machine learning - 19.5 images/s
Camera shooting - 9.38 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.41 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 415.2 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G96 +53%
Stability 99% 99%
Graphics test 6 FPS 4 FPS
Score 1096 716


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 G88


Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers


GPU name Mali G57 MC2 Mali-G52 MC2
Architecture Valhall Bifrost
GPU frequency 950 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 32 32
FLOPS - 62 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17.1 Gbit/s 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
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 300 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced June 2021 June 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6781 MT6769H
Official page MediaTek Helio G96 official site MediaTek Helio G88 official site

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