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Helio P90 vs Dimensity 800U

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio P90 (with PowerVR GM9446 graphics) and Dimensity 800U ( Mali-G57 MC3). 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 P90
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 800U
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 52%) AnTuTu 8 score – 336K vs 221K
  • Announced 1 year and 9 months later
  • Supports 23% higher memory bandwidth (17.07 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
398
602
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1507
2209
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
221413
336276

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio P90 and Dimensity 800U

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex A75
6x 2 GHz – Cortex A55
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
Process 12 nanometers 7 nanometers

Graphics

GPU name PowerVR GM9446 Mali-G57 MC3
Architecture PowerVR Rogue Valhall
GPU frequency 970 MHz -
Cores 3 3
FLOPS 124 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 17.07 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) APU 2.0 Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 64MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 211 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced November 2018 August 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6779 -
Official page MediaTek Helio P90 official site MediaTek Dimensity 800U official site

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