Snapdragon 660 vs Helio G85

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with Adreno 512 graphics) and MediaTek 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Performs 3.7x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G85
  • Announced 3-years later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 14 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~18%)
  • Shows better (up to 14%) AnTuTu 9 score – 236K vs 208K
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G85 +14%
236914
CPU 72014 65225
GPU 35497 56625
Memory 41094 39033
UX 59683 77494
Total score 208278 236914

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1311
1267
Image compression 88.7 Mpixels/s 80.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12 images/s 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition 24.1 words/s 24.2 words/s
Machine learning 18.3 images/s 18.5 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 9.29 images/s
HTML 5 1.76 Mnodes/s 1.55 Mnodes/s
SQLite 487.4 Krows/s 407.8 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G85 +90%
710
Stability 96% -
Graphics test 2 FPS 4 FPS
Score 374 710

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 Snapdragon 660 and Helio G85

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 14 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion -
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 512 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Adreno 500 Bifrost
GPU frequency 850 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 128 32
FLOPS 217 Gigaflops 59 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 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 13.9 Gbit/s 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 -
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, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced May 2017 April 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6115 MT6769Z
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site MediaTek Helio G85 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 1433

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G85 and Snapdragon 660, or ask any questions
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Movva 05 December 2021 10:15
I choose 660 over G85 because of the 4k recording and high download speed than G85.
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Georgios 17 August 2020 13:59
Please tell me which processor ( for smartphone), you vote as the best ? Thanks !
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Tayyab 03 November 2020 12:42
Helio G85 is slightly better than the snapdragon 665. So it's definitely better than 660...
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