Mediatek Helio G96 vs Snapdragon 720G

Two 8-core CPUs were compared: the MediaTek Helio G96 (Mali-G57 MP2) and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics). Here you may find technical specifications, thorough evaluations in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench, and the advantages and disadvantages of each chip.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G

  • Performs 58% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 12 nm)
  • 12% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2050 MHz)

Pros of MediaTek Helio G96

  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later
  • Supports 15% higher memory bandwidth (17.1 against 14.9 GB/s)

Mediatek Helio G96 vs Snapdragon 720G Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance

Snapdragon 720GHelio G96
CPU139245120291
GPU8845159745
Memory7066689946
UX91857112399
Total score392437383889

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance

NameSingle-CoreMulti-Core
Snapdragon 720G7541780
Mediatek Helio G966511860
Asset compression92.6 MB/sec89.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser45.7 pages/sec47.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer63.4 Mpixels/sec69.6 Mpixels/sec
Image detection35.5 images/sec35.2 images/sec
HDR56.7 Mpixels/sec56.8 Mpixels/sec
Background blur5.25 images/sec5.29 images/sec
Photo processing17.1 images/sec19.1 images/sec
Ray tracing2.54 Mpixels/sec2.76 Mpixels/sec

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance

Stability99%
Graphics test6 FPS6 FPS
Score10391154

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile43 FPS
[High]
72 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile40 FPS
[Ultra]
42 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite28 FPS
[Low]
26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends58 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz51 FPS
[Ultra]
66 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact34 FPS
[Medium]
23 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang30 FPS
[High]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
DeviceRealme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
1080 x 2400

Snapdragon 720G vs Helio G96 Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and Helio G96

CPU

Architecture2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores88
Frequency2300 MHz2050 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-AARMv8.2-A
Process8 nanometers12 nanometers
TDP5 W5 W
ManufacturingSamsungTSMC

Graphics

GPU nameAdreno 618Mali-G57 MP2
ArchitectureAdreno 600Valhall 1st gen
GPU frequency750 MHz950 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units12864
Total shaders256128
FLOPS384 Gigaflops243 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.3
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.1

Memory

Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
Memory frequency1866 MHz2133 MHz
Bus2x 16 Bit2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth14.9 Gbit/s17.1 Gbit/s
Max size8 GB10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Qualcomm Hexagon 692Yes
Storage typeUFS 2.1eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution2520 x 10802520 x 1080
Max camera resolution1x 192MP, 2x 22MP1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback4K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs384 kHz/32 bitAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

ModemX15
4G supportLTE Cat. 15LTE Cat. 13
5G supportNoNo
Download speedUp to 800 MbpsUp to 650 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 150 MbpsUp to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi65
Bluetooth5.15.2
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

AnnouncedJanuary 2020June 2021
ClassMid rangeMid range
Model numberSM7125MT6781
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 720G official siteMediaTek Helio G96 official site

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