Helio P90 vs Helio G85

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio P90 (with PowerVR GM9446 graphics) and Helio G85 (Mali-G52 MP2). 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
  • Performs 2.3x better in floating-point computations
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 12%) AnTuTu 9 score – 254K vs 227K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Helio G85
  • Announced 1-year and 6-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio P90 +12%
254477
227331
CPU 86539 70862
GPU 47710 38305
Memory 52177 50771
UX 68731 69280
Total score 254477 227331

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio P90 +9%
392
358
Multi-Core Score
Helio P90 +16%
1477
1268
Image compression 89.5 Mpixels/s 80.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.05 images/s 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition 27.05 words/s 24.2 words/s
Machine learning 21.15 images/s 18.5 images/s
Camera shooting 10.9 images/s 9.29 images/s
HTML 5 1.73 Mnodes/s 1.55 Mnodes/s
SQLite 479.2 Krows/s 407.8 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability - 97%
Graphics test - 4 FPS
Score - 708

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 45 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 40 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite - 21 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 49 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 51 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 46 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio P90 and Helio G85

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex A75
6x 2 GHz – Cortex A55
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name PowerVR GM9446 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture PowerVR Rogue Bifrost
GPU frequency 970 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 12 32
FLOPS 124 Gigaflops 54 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) APU 2.0 Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced November 2018 April 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6779 MT6769Z
Official page MediaTek Helio P90 official site MediaTek Helio G85 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
70 (53.4%)
61 (46.6%)
Total votes: 131

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G85 and Helio P90, or ask any questions
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Unknown 28 October 2021 07:39
I don't know why but PowerVR GPU sucks, Especially on the low end chips like Helio P35
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Unknown 28 October 2021 07:39
I don't know why but PowerVR GPU sucks, Especially on the low end chips like Helio P35
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