We set out to compare two powerful chipsets of modern times i.e the MediaTek Helio G90T and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675. In the post, we collated and compared data while taking into account the various performance parameters of the two chipsets. The data is from actual tests done and it’s gleaned from multiple benchmarking sources such as Geekbench, 3D Mark, Octane V2, and AnTuTu v6. Let’s get started with the comparison: MediaTek Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 675.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 is an ARMv8-based SoC for tablets and smartphones from the upper mid-range segment. The chip presented at the end of 2018 offers two fast ARM Cortex-A76 based cores with up to 2 GHz and 6 power-saving cores based on ARM Cortex-A55 with up to 1.6 GHz. All cores together are made by Qualcomm as a Kryo 460 CPU possibly internally again with gold and silver subdivisions.
In addition to the CPU cores, the chip also integrates other functions into hardware. The integrated graphics card is called Adreno 612 and cannot really stand out from the old Adreno 512. The LTE modem called X12 offers top speeds of 600 Mbps download (Cat.12) and 150 Mbps upload (Cat.13). The WLAN modem supports 802.11ac (Wifi 5) Wave 2 with up to 867 Mbps (5 GHz MIMO) and Bluetooth 5.0. All important systems such as GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, BeiDou, and Galileo are supported for satellite positioning. The Spectra 250L supports 2 cameras with up to 16 megapixels. Videos can be recorded with up to 4K30 or 1080/120. Hardware codecs H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, and VP9 are supported.
Thanks to the two fast Cortex-A76 based cores, the SoC can even outperform the old Snapdragon 835 high-end SoC in most benchmarks. The weaker Snapdragon 670 reaches e.g. in Geekbench only 70 – 77% (single – multi) of the performance. This means that the CPU performance is very good and also well suited for more demanding tasks. However, a current Snapdragon 855 can still clearly outperform with 50-70%.
As a special feature, the chip is manufactured at Samsung in the new 11nm LPP (Low Power Plus) process. Compared to the old 14nm LPP, the performance can be improved (+ 15% according to Samsung) with a smaller chip size (-10%). Technically, the 11nm process is a mixture of 10nm and 14nm at Samsung.
MediaTek Helio G90T
The MediaTek Helio G90T is an ARM SoC (System-on-a-Chip) of the upper-middle class, which can be used in both smartphones and tablets (mainly Android). It integrates two ARM Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.05 GHz for demanding tasks and six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores with up to 2 GHz clock in a power-saving cluster.
The integrated 4G LTE modem supports Cat-12/13 (600 Mbps download, 150 Mbps upload). WLAN is supported in the standard Wi-Fi 5. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 and LPDDR4x with up to 2133 MHz and a maximum of 10 GB.
According to Mediatek ARM, the integrated graphics card is called Mali G76 3EEMC4 and should be an MP4 (4 clusters) variant of the G76. The SoC is manufactured via the current, inexpensive 12nm process.
MediaTek Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 675
Key Indicators Performance Review
Core differences between Helio G90T and Snapdragon 675
Mediatek Helio G90T
- Higher AnTuTu Score at 282K versus 201K
- Was released much later so it’s still new in the market
- Better GPU frequency at -7%
- Better Instruction Set Architecture
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
- Older thus well supported within the developer community.
- Better optimized for gaming than Helio
- More energy efficient due to being manufactured using 11nm process while Helio is made under 12nm
And that wraps up our comparison: MediaTek Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 675. Do not hesitate to share or contact us if you have any questions via the comment section below.