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Snapdragon 860 vs Helio G90T

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 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 860
  • Performs 5.6x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 70%) AnTuTu 9 score – 546K vs 322K
  • 44% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2050 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G90T
  • Higher GPU frequency (~19%)
  • 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
546592
322239
CPU 138608 96357
GPU 201905 85945
Memory 90665 55413
UX 118540 87677
Total score 546592 322239

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
730
Multi-Core Score
2562
1611
Image compression 142.85 Mpixels/s 96.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.3 images/s 14 images/s
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s 30.8 words/s
Machine learning 46.35 images/s 26.1 images/s
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s 13.1 images/s
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s 1.89 Mnodes/s
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s 499.9 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
52 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
29 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
46 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 27 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
55 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
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 860 and Helio G90T

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.2-A
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Mali-G76MC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 675 MHz 800 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 384 64
FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops 184 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Da Vinci
Storage type UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G -
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 12
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced April 2019 July 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8150-AC MT6785V/CC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site MediaTek Helio G90T official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
467 (88.1%)
63 (11.9%)
Total votes: 530

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G90T and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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Sunny 16 October 2021 06:22
I am a Realme 6 user which has Helio G90T processor which can easily run PUBG Mobile at Smooth + Extreme setting very easily in 4GB RAM almost without no lag and frame drop nor phone gets too hot so i think helio is little bit of better in terms of gaming but drains battery as compared to other processors.
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Anurag thakur 30 July 2021 14:54
I am also poco x3 pro user. but my device gets too hot when I play games at max settings.
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LIRP GTA SAMP 21 April 2021 19:23
Poco X3 PRO is a powerful device for its price. Im poco x3 pro user.
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Stan 30 May 2021 04:34
Me too:). Xiaomi knows how to destroy their competitors...
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Cihan 23 July 2021 08:36
i wish i get the poco X3 instead of redmi note 8
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Trillionair Gamer 16 October 2021 08:26
Ok Bro So I Purchase Poco X3 Pro For My Gaming Thanks For Your Suggestions
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Geek 18 April 2021 21:04
Well am using poco x3 pro as daily driver and also play pubg at max settings, i really mean sdm 860 is actually sdm 855 oc version with a few new tweeks saying still using this chio feels like i've the most powerful chip. It is mantaing 80+ fps on hdr also hits 90fps. Still young and has no throttling issue at all never felt chip is going down. Thumbs up for high end chip at low bucks :)
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Ravindra 31 May 2021 13:53
I'm also using poco x3 pro, you are saying it maintains 80+ fps but i never saw more than 60 fps and it has some Framedrops too
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PX3P 27 August 2021 19:49
Ravindra, Be aware of MEMEUI or shall I say MIUI 12.5, it's heavy and buggy asf. I haven't updated my X3 Pro to the latest MIUI 12.5.3 yet cause they say it jams the chip and phones full potential in performance which is a damn fact. My phone runs at MIUI 12.5.2 and every game I play are rock solid 60/90fps even in the highest possible graphic settings with zero signs of hiccups/framedrops and no thermal issues, SD860 is a powerful soc if properly maintained.
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