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Helio P65 vs A10 Fusion

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Helio P65 (Arm Mali-G52 2EEMC2) with the older 4-core Apple A10 Fusion (PowerVR GT7600) SoC. 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 P65
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Announced 2-years and 10-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 16 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Apple A10 Fusion
  • Performs 2x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 35%) AnTuTu 8 score – 248K vs 183K
  • 17% higher CPU clock speed (2340 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~10%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
183569
A10 Fusion +35%
248269
CPU 64553 47633
GPU 29759 78628
Memory 31973 33145
UX 34654 24576
Total score 183569 248269

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
343
A10 Fusion +124%
767
Multi-Core Score
1274
1386
Image compression - 65.95 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 12.5 images/s
Speech recognition - 27.5 words/s
Machine learning - 29.55 images/s
Camera shooting - 15.3 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.83 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 426.85 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio P65 and A10 Fusion

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.34 GHz – Hurricane
2x 0 GHz – Zephyr
Cores 8 4
Frequency 2000 MHz 2340 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 64 KB
L2 cache - 3 MB
L3 cache - 4 MB
Process 12 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 5.5 billion 3.3 billion
TDP - 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Arm Mali-G52 2EEMC2 PowerVR GT7600
Architecture Bifrost Rogue
GPU frequency 820 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 6
Shading units 32 196
FLOPS 56.4 Gigaflops 115 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1800 MHz -
Bus 2x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 13.41 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) NeuroPilot No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2048 x 1536
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VC-1, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - Qualcomm MDM9645M
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 100 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced June 2019 September 2016
Class Mid range Flagship
Official page MediaTek Helio P65 official site -

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So, which SoC would you choose?
5 (45.5%)
6 (54.5%)
Total votes: 11

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