Helio P90 vs Helio G96

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio P90 (with PowerVR GM9446 graphics) and Helio G96 (Mali G57 MC2). 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
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2050 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G96
  • Announced 2-years and 8-months later
  • Shows better (up to 27%) AnTuTu 9 score – 324K vs 256K
  • Supports 23% higher memory bandwidth (17.1 against 13.91 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
256012
Helio G96 +27%
324852
CPU 86539 88351
GPU 47710 74097
Memory 52177 64690
UX 68731 97634
Total score 256012 324852

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
394
Helio G96 +38%
543
Multi-Core Score
1496
Helio G96 +26%
1890
Image compression 88.9 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 13 images/s -
Speech recognition 27 words/s -
Machine learning 21.3 images/s -
Camera shooting 11 images/s -
HTML 5 1.73 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 490.2 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
n/a
1095
Stability - 95%
Graphics test - 6 FPS
Score - 1095

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 72 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 42 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite - 26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 58 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 66 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact - 23 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
1080 x 2400
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 G96

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex A75
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
L2 cache 1 MB -
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W -

Graphics

GPU name PowerVR GM9446 Mali G57 MC2
Architecture PowerVR Rogue Valhall
GPU frequency 970 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 12 32
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 17.1 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) APU 2.0 Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 13
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced November 2018 June 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6779 MT6781
Official page MediaTek Helio P90 official site MediaTek Helio G96 official site

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