Helio G99 vs Helio G96

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G99 (with Mali-G57 MP2 graphics) and Helio G96 (Mali-G57 MP2). 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/Vulkan
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)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~16%)
  • Performs 16% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 11-months later
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2050 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 7%) AnTuTu 10 score – 416K vs 387K


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G99 +7%
CPU 138197 125262
GPU 64385 70829
Memory 106942 84622
UX 103168 106576
Total score 416595 387914

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G99 +13%
Multi-Core Score
Helio G99 +7%
Asset compression 99.7 MB/sec 89.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser 50.6 pages/sec 47.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 70.6 Mpixels/sec 69.6 Mpixels/sec
Image detection 40.1 images/sec 35.2 images/sec
HDR 54.6 Mpixels/sec 56.8 Mpixels/sec
Background blur 6.15 images/sec 5.29 images/sec
Photo processing 18.8 images/sec 19.1 images/sec
Ray tracing 2.79 Mpixels/sec 2.76 Mpixels/sec
Compute Score (GPU)
Helio G99 +7%


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G99 +8%
Graphics test 7 FPS 6 FPS
Score 1243 1154


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 86 FPS
72 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 37 FPS
42 FPS
Fortnite - 26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 91 FPS
58 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 66 FPS
66 FPS
Genshin Impact 48 FPS
23 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
51 FPS
Device Cubot X70
1080 x 2408
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 G99 and Helio G96


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
TDP 5 W 5 W
Manufacturing TSMC TSMC


GPU name Mali-G57 MP2 Mali-G57 MP2
Architecture Valhall 1st gen Valhall 1st gen
GPU frequency 1100 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 64 64
Total shaders 128 128
FLOPS 281.6 Gigaflops 243 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.3 1.3
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 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


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


Announced May 2022 June 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6789 MT6781
Official page MediaTek Helio G99 official site MediaTek Helio G96 official site

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