Snapdragon 778G vs Helio G96

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (with Adreno 642L graphics) and MediaTek 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 12 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Shows significantly better (up to 63%) AnTuTu 9 score – 526K vs 322K
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (25.6 against 17.1 GB/s)
  • 17% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2050 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Helio G96
  • Higher GPU frequency (~94%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
526469
322768
CPU 162847 88351
GPU 155153 74097
Memory 82164 64690
UX 130287 97634
Total score 526469 322768

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
766
535
Multi-Core Score
2798
1879
Image compression 175.3 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 25 images/s -
Speech recognition 41 words/s -
Machine learning 36.7 images/s -
Camera shooting 34.6 images/s -
HTML 5 3.03 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 988.8 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
2463
1095
Stability 98% 95%
Graphics test 14 FPS 6 FPS
Score 2463 1095

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[High]
72 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 42 FPS
[Ultra]
42 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Low]
26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 49 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 94 FPS
[Ultra]
66 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact 53 FPS
[High]
23 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Oppo Realme GT Master Edition
1080 x 2400
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 Snapdragon 778G and Helio G96

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
3x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2400 MHz 2050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.2-A
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 6 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W -

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 642L Mali G57 MC2
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 490 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 384 32
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 25.6 Gbit/s 17.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 770 Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 36MP 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X53 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 13
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 210 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced May 2021 June 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7325 MT6781
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G official site MediaTek Helio G96 official site

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