Helio P90 vs Dimensity 900

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio P90 (with PowerVR GM9446 graphics) and Dimensity 900 (Mali-G68 MC4). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~8%)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 900
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 86%) AnTuTu 9 score – 475K vs 256K
  • Announced 2-years and 6-months later
  • Supports 32% higher memory bandwidth (18.4 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
256012
475402
CPU 86539 127949
GPU 47710 126930
Memory 52177 103473
UX 68731 114523
Total score 256012 475402

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
394
707
Multi-Core Score
1496
2153
Image compression 88.9 Mpixels/s 123.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13 images/s 20.5 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 38.3 words/s
Machine learning 21.3 images/s 33.1 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 19.6 images/s
HTML 5 1.73 Mnodes/s 2.51 Mnodes/s
SQLite 490.2 Krows/s 632.6 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability - 98%
Graphics test - 12 FPS
Score - 2161

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio P90 and Dimensity 900

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex A75
6x 2 GHz – Cortex A55
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A78
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 6 nanometers
Transistor count - 10 billion
TDP 5 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name PowerVR GM9446 Mali-G68 MC4
Architecture PowerVR Rogue Valhall 2
GPU frequency 970 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 3 4
Shading units 12 48
FLOPS 124 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 18.4 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) APU 2.0 Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 108MP, 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, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

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 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced November 2018 May 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6779 MT6877
Official page MediaTek Helio P90 official site MediaTek Dimensity 900 official site

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