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Exynos 980 vs Helio P70

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 980 (with Mali G76MP5 graphics) and MediaTek Helio P70 (Mali-G72 MP3). 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 Samsung Exynos 980
  • Performs 2.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 78%) AnTuTu 8 score – 332K vs 186K
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (8 versus 12 nm)
  • Announced 11 months later
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2100 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Helio P70
  • Higher GPU frequency (~25%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Exynos 980 +131%
684
296
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Exynos 980 +32%
1838
1395
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
Exynos 980 +78%
332008
186651

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 980 and Helio P70

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A77
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 2.1 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Process 8 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count - 5.5 billion

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76MP5 Mali-G72 MP3
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 720 MHz 900 MHz
Cores 5 3
Number of ALUs 80 -
FLOPS 576 Gigaflops 255 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 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes NeuroPilot
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2160 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 20MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Exynos 5123 -
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 7
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2550 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 1280 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced September 2019 October 2018
Class Mid range Mid range
Official page Samsung Exynos 980 official site MediaTek Helio P70 official site

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