Helio G99 vs Helio G96

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G99 (with Mali-G57 MC2 graphics) and Helio G96 (Mali G57 MC2). 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 G99
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 16%) AnTuTu 9 score – 381K vs 329K
  • Announced 11-months later
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2050 MHz)
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G99 +16%
381275
329371
CPU 105184 85844
GPU 85897 81323
Memory 91375 64190
UX 96744 95348
Total score 381275 329371

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G99 +4%
564
540
Multi-Core Score
1829
Helio G96 +4%
1895
Image compression 114.8 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 14.3 images/s -
Speech recognition 36.1 words/s -
Machine learning 30.2 images/s -
Camera shooting 16.4 images/s -
HTML 5 1.73 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 599.6 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G99 +24%
1362
1096
Stability 99% 99%
Graphics test 8 FPS 6 FPS
Score 1362 1096

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 72 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 42 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite - 26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 58 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 66 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact - 23 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
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 G99 and Helio G96

CPU

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

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G57 MC2 Mali G57 MC2
Architecture Valhall Valhall
GPU frequency - 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 32 32
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 4266 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17.1 Gbit/s 17.1 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 2.2 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 13
5G support No No
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced May 2022 June 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number - MT6781
Official page MediaTek Helio G99 official site MediaTek Helio G96 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G96 and Helio G99, or ask any questions
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Delta Gaming Official Yt 08 September 2022 16:19
Absolutely love it, hopefully, Helio G99 is good for pubg and other games.
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Wannasegs 09 August 2022 05:23
I hope in the future helio g series releases their 5g and 4k with FLOP.
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Kabir 29 August 2022 18:59
MediaTek Helio series is for 4g Processors and Dimensity series with 5g processors. They've cleared it all.
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bigfans 10 July 2022 19:14
im disappointed why they giveaway mali g68 mc4 gpu and downgrade to g57 mc2
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MKPROHD 16 November 2022 20:48
It's a more efficient GPU, especially on 6NM it will heat up a lot less than G95's G68 MC4, so less battery drain and throttling. Also, I think G57 is cheaper to make because it occupies less die space.
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Mahfujur 19 June 2022 15:46
Helio G99 provides 4266mhz memory, is it real😁
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Wikuś 29 September 2022 05:17
LPDDR4X FASTER THAN LPDDR5.
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Someone 08 October 2022 11:44
Wikuś, LPDDR5 can get up to 6400 mhz like on the a16 bionic.
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Amresh 18 November 2022 15:04
They just tweaked the predecessor
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