Snapdragon 660 vs Helio P20

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with Adreno 512 graphics) and MediaTek Helio P20 (Mali-T880 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
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 6.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (14 versus 16 nm)
  • Supports 9% higher memory bandwidth (13.9 against 12.8 GB/s)
Pros of MediaTek Helio P20
  • Higher GPU frequency (~6%)
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 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
CPU 72014 -
GPU 35497 -
Memory 41094 -
UX 59683 -
Total score 207902 -

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
332
170
Multi-Core Score
1304
856
Image compression 88.7 Mpixels/s 61.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12 images/s 8.55 images/s
Speech recognition 24.1 words/s 16 words/s
Machine learning 18.3 images/s 11.2 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 5.06 images/s
HTML 5 1.76 Mnodes/s 1.23 Mnodes/s
SQLite 487.4 Krows/s 309.5 Krows/s

3DMark

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

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 660 and Helio P20

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 32 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
Process 14 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion 4 billion
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 512 Mali-T880 MP2
Architecture Adreno 500 Midgard
GPU frequency 850 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 128 32
FLOPS 217 Gigaflops 34 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.9 Gbit/s 12.8 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
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. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 5 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced May 2017 February 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6115 MT6757
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site MediaTek Helio P20 official site

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