Snapdragon 680 vs Helio G85

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (with Adreno 610 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 680
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 12 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Supports 27% higher memory bandwidth (17 against 13.41 GB/s)
  • Announced 1-year and 6-months later
  • 20% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~11%)
  • Shows better (up to 13%) AnTuTu 9 score – 266K vs 236K
Pros of MediaTek Helio G85
  • 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
266280
236450
CPU 84900 65225
GPU 48305 56625
Memory 65240 39033
UX 68226 77494
Total score 266280 236450

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1552
1267
Image compression - 81.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition - 24.2 words/s
Machine learning - 18.1 images/s
Camera shooting - 9.26 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.55 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 413.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G85 +60%
711
Stability 99% 97%
Graphics test 2 FPS 4 FPS
Score 443 711

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[Medium]
45 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Low]
40 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 23 FPS
[Low]
21 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 65 FPS
[Low]
49 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 62 FPS
[Medium]
51 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact 26 FPS
[Low]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
[Ultra]
46 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
1080 x 2400
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 680 and Helio G85

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2400 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 6 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP - 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 610 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 1114 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS - 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 2133 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17 Gbit/s 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 686 Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X11 -
4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 390 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced October 2021 April 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6225 MT6769Z
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 official site MediaTek Helio G85 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G85 and Snapdragon 680, or ask any questions
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Chibuike Clement 13 November 2022 07:04
Overall the sd 680 is a better chip I have a friend that uses the g85, her phone always heats up like a stove though she doesn't play graphic-intensive games at all and her battery dies fast. My sd 680 doesn't even heat up when I play Apex legends mobile.
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Azaryah 05 October 2022 12:53
I'm not a gamer, so for me, it's snapdragon coz I would rather want my battery to last long than experience heat now and then which drains the battery much faster. Was using Redmi note 8 (2021) which runs on G85, but I've now switched to Redmi note 11 with SD680. All have its benefits but power efficiency is an option to go for.
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Hit Boy 24 August 2022 15:51
I'm using both chipset phone's but G85 is a decent optimization but snapdragon 680 is always win G85 is smooth in gaming but before heating.
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JiePlayz 20 July 2022 10:22
SD680 is better than G85 bcuz it has ha 6nm vs 12nm most Optimize in Games while G85 is Not Optimize in CODM.
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Jgjj 30 June 2022 22:19
Snapdragon 680: Better CPU Helio G85: Better GPU
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Tech Reviewer 01 September 2022 11:21
Wrong!!! CPU - Helio G85 (Throttles great) GPU - Snapdragon 680 (Adreno GPU is always best for games)
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Gggggg 01 May 2022 12:04
G85 has much better gaming performance.
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Hhh 20 June 2022 18:11
Mah bruh, based on my own experience, sd680 is farther optimized than g85, and it has power efficiency, no problem in overheating when playing games, and it's more reliable than g85, your just saying that because you're using a g85 chipset, and I'm not using Android phones but, an honest opinion 680(6nm) is the winner.
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Realme 09 July 2022 02:01
Hhh, No. the g85 chipset is a gaming chipset...the sd 680 is battery efficient only. While I'm using realme c25s very smooth @ high settings mobile legends 60fps perfectly... sd 680 is not a gaming chipset...
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Uwu 28 July 2022 05:20
Realme, Well, I'm using snapdragon 680 in ml using ultra graphics 60fps for hours without lag and genshin impact to the highest settings but medium render resolution for about 30 to 45 fps with few lags, and sometimes I'm using a screen recorder.
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