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Snapdragon 845 vs Helio G90T

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (with Adreno 630 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G90T (Mali-G76MC4). 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 845
  • Performs 4x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • 37% higher CPU clock speed (2800 vs 2050 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 25%) AnTuTu 8 score – 360K vs 288K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 12 nm)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G90T
  • Announced 1-year and 8-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
360150
288013
CPU 101932 97777
GPU 144105 79772
Memory 56515 57178
UX 57020 45700
Total score 360150 288013

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2196
1650
Image compression 128.5 Mpixels/s 96.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 14 images/s
Speech recognition 37.8 words/s 30.8 words/s
Machine learning 35.8 images/s 26.1 images/s
Camera shooting 19.4 images/s 13.1 images/s
HTML 5 2.62 Mnodes/s 1.89 Mnodes/s
SQLite 686.3 Krows/s 499.9 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 53 FPS
[Ultra]
52 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 55 FPS
[High]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Ultra]
29 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 48 FPS
[High]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
46 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 27 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
55 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Pocophone F1
1080 x 2246
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
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 845 and Helio G90T

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2800 MHz 2050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 256 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 10 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion -
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 630 Mali-G76MC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 710 MHz 800 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 256 64
FLOPS 727 Gigaflops 184 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 Da Vinci
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs DSD 32-бит/384 кГц AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X20 LTE -
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced December 2017 July 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SDM845 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site MediaTek Helio G90T official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
570 (66.7%)
284 (33.3%)
Total votes: 854

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G90T and Snapdragon 845, or ask any questions
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Melvs 06 December 2020 22:00
Mi 8 has sd 845 its only 7k
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george 27 November 2020 12:53
nice comparison i think for price g90t wins
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... 03 December 2020 13:41
Nope...most phone with 845 is cheaper than g90t right now
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BuntutX01 18 December 2020 07:48
..., Lucky for you...at my place 845 more expensive than g90t..
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